Oriol Servia to Carry the "Visit Mexico City " Colors at the Indy 500 :: The EDJE
The Mexico City Tourism Board is beckoning fans to "Visit Mexico City" in festive lettering on the sidepods of the No. 96 PCM car. The tourism board has made a two-year commitment to sponsor the car. This sponsorship will be displayed on Oriol Srevia's KV Racing Technology #5 Dallara for the 2008 Indy 500 in a one-race arrangement. Image Credit: Andy Sallee (2008)
Pacific Coast Motorsports and the Mexico City Tourism Board announced today that they have entered into an agreement with KV Racing Technology for the 2008 Indy 500. Oriol Servia, driver of the #5 Angie's List Special will carry the Visit Mexico City logo at the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pacific Coast Motorsports and the Mexico City Tourism Board announced their program just one month ago. The rookie team and driver missed the 33rd starting spot in final qualifying last Sunday after a remarkable performance, which placed Dominguez "on the bubble" Sunday afternoon.
Team Owner, Tyler Tadevic commented, "I have to thank Jimmy (Vasser), Kevin (Kalkhoven) and Mark (Johnson) for offering their help. We gave it our best shot this month, but at the end of the day; despite Mario's impressive performance, we just did not have the track time and preparation time to get into the show. It is very important that our partners, the Mexico City Tourism Board participate in the event and receive the additional exposure they deserve. We are very grateful and honored that Oriol will carry their colors."
Oriol Servia will make his first Indy 500 start from the inside of row nine, in the 25th starting position on Sunday.
Although he is a rookie in the IndyCar Series, Servia is currently ranked eighth in the Series points standings, "I am proud to carry the Visit Mexico City colors for my friend Mario Dominguez. Mexico City is one of my favorite places to visit. I love the city and the people, plus some of my closest friends are from there. I hope to give everyone in Mexico City a result they will be proud of on Sunday."
"This is not just a [sponsorship] project of this team any more," Dominguez said. "This is the project of a country."
Mexico City is installing more than 90 Jumbotron television screens at sporting venues and parks around the city just for the race.
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