Increased corporate support for this year's Honda Indy 300 continued today when Telstra was named as an official sponsor of the event by Queensland Minister for Sport and Communication and Information, Mr Terry Mackenroth. Joining some of the ...
Increased corporate support for this year's Honda Indy 300 continued today when Telstra was named as an official sponsor of the event by Queensland Minister for Sport and Communication and Information, Mr Terry Mackenroth.
Joining some of the biggest names in the corporate world, Telstra will use next weekend's event to promote its complete range of products, including Telstra.com which will be the new name of turn four at the junction of View Avenue and The Esplanade.
"The corporate support for the Honda Indy 300 has grown tremendously over the years as companies have realised the benefits of being involved in such a fantastic event," said Mr Mackenroth.
"Having a company the magnitude of Telstra involved in this year's race is another boost for everyone as we charge towards possibly the most successful event in its 10th anniversary year.
"Telstra is a well-respected corporate citizen who I am sure will be involved with this event for a long time."
Telstra was represented at today's launch by Queensland Retail Manager, Mr Gary Hooper.
"The Honda Indy 300 has developed into such a large event, and we're very excited to be a part of it," said Mr Hooper.
"We were looking for a flagship event in Queensland to be a part of and the Honda Indy 300 was an ideal sporting and social event for the promotion of our brand, especially Telstra.com
"The figures on mobile phone use from the Gold Coast alone during the event are amazing and following the huge success of Telstra's Millennium Network at the Olympic Games, we welcome the chance to demonstrate our expertise at major events."
Honda Indy 300 General Manager, Mr Geoff Jones, was delighted to officially add Telstra to an impressive list of corporate clients for this year's event.
"When you add Telstra to a list of major sponsors such as Honda, Qantas, Conrad Jupiters, Carlton and United Breweries, Coca-Cola and FedEx you really see how much of an impact this event is having," said Jones.
"Company names do not come any bigger than Telstra in this country and we are thrilled they will be joining us for Queensland's number one event."