CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City: FCR names Martinez event sponsor

Forsythe Championship Racing Partners with Telmex for Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico -- November 10th, 2006 -- Forsythe Championship Racing is pleased to announce that Telmex, Mexico's leading communications company, will become primary sponsor...

Forsythe Championship Racing Partners with Telmex for Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico -- November 10th, 2006 -- Forsythe Championship Racing is pleased to announce that Telmex, Mexico's leading communications company, will become primary sponsor on the #3 Telmex/INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola driven by Mexican driver David Martinez for this weekends Gran Premio Telmex Presented by Banamex. The race will take place at the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track and will bring the 2006 Champ Car World Series season to an end. Rookie driver Martinez was selected by the Forsythe Team to make his Champ Car debut in front of his home crowd after two successful seasons in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship.

Telmex has been a long time supporter of motorsports in Mexico and it will continue the tradition this weekend by having its logos prominently displayed in the #3 Telmex/INDECK car and on crew and driver caps. Telmex is the leading communications company in Latin America with operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and United States. It invested over $29 billion USD between 1990-2005 to ensure the growth and modernization of its infrastructure, developing a 100% digital platform which operates one of the most technologically advanced fiber optic networks in the world, including subterranean cable connections between 39 countries.

Telmex and its subsidiaries offer the widest range of voice, data and video, internet access and integral solution services to all telecommunications segments; from public telephony, rural and residential, to client services for small and medium companies, to large national and international corporations.

David Martinez

#3 Telmex/INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola

"I'm very proud to be able to carry the colors of a company like Telmex on my car in front of the Mexican people. Telmex has supported me throughout my career on various occasions and they have helped me get to where I am today. I will do my best to give Telmex and Mexico a great result in my debut race in Champ Car!"

Jerry Forsythe, Team Owner

"The Forsythe Team considers Mexico a very special place, and with our co-ownership interest in the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez event we are always especially excited to be associated with Mexican drivers and leading Mexican companies. This partnership, giving the young and talented David Martinez his first chance in the Champ Car Gran Premio - promoted by Telmex - is exactly what Champ Car, Mexican racing and the Mexican fans need in this most important Mexico City market. The Team will give David all the support he could wish for over the weekend in front of his home fans, and I'm sure that he is as proud as the Forsythe Team to be representing Telmex in the headline Champ Car race at the Gran Premio Telmex Presented by Banamex".

Jimmy Morales, ESCUDERÍA TELMEX Director

"We are very happy to be supporting David Martinez so he can race in Mexico and especially since he will be with Forsythe which is a very professional team. This allows us to be optimistic about David having a good car and a first rate team so he can show his great potential in front of the Mexican people, this is truly a great opportunity."

-credit: forsythe racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Morales , David Martinez