DHL GLOBAL MAIL TEAMS UP WITH PORSCHEÂ® AND PENSKE MOTORSPORTS IN ALMS Distinctive Yellow and Red DHL Paint Scheme to Adorn Porsche RS Spyder in 2005 and 2006 ATLANTA, October 6, 2005 - Global mail service provider DHL Global Mail today ...
DHL GLOBAL MAIL TEAMS UP WITH PORSCHE® AND PENSKE MOTORSPORTS IN ALMS
Distinctive Yellow and Red DHL Paint Scheme to Adorn Porsche RS Spyder in 2005 and 2006
ATLANTA, October 6, 2005 - Global mail service provider DHL Global Mail today announced it will join the Penske Motorsports Porsche RS Spyder effort in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The new Porsche prototype, entered by Penske Motorsports and driven by Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen of Germany, will carry DHL Global Mail's vivid yellow and red colors in its October 15th test race debut in the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca Raceway and throughout the 2006 ALMS season.
"We are excited to be associated with Porsche, as we are both known and share a passion for high quality, reliability at any speed and solutions that fit our customers' needs. Our goal is to use this platform to help build our customer relationships in a meaningful way," said Joe Phelan, President and COO, DHL Smart & GlobalMail. "A recognized car brand like Porsche together with the highly professional team of Penske Motorsports is a perfect fit to a worldwide leading logistics provider like DHL."
DHL Global Mail is the leading one-stop solution for high volume mailers, providing domestic and international mail solutions. Through its global distribution network of 40 processing centers the company provides secure, reliable distribution of business correspondence, direct mail, catalogues, publications and parcels worldwide. Value-added services include production services, online tracking and reporting, address correction, mail activity reports and chargeback systems.
"DHL Global Mail is a world class organization and we are proud to represent them in our maiden American Le Mans Series competition," commented Roger Penske, the Chairman of Penske Motorsports. "Over the years we have been fortunate to have partners that are leaders in their field and DHL & Global Mail is no exception."
Commissioned by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) and Porsche Motorsport North America for racing customers who compete in the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) class of the ALMS, the Porsche RS Spyder features a completely new Porsche engine, transmission, and chassis, all incorporating the latest in Porsche automotive technology and created to conform to new 2006 rules and regulations of international sanctioning body Automobil Club de l'Ouest (ACO).
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 209 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.