Iowa: TRG adds event sponsor

Aviva USA and TRG Team at Iowa Speedway This Weekend July 12, 2007 Aviva/TRG's Porsche to compete in Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Aviva USA part of Aviva plc, the world's fifth largest insurance group, has partnered with TRG, one of...

Aviva USA and TRG Team at Iowa Speedway This Weekend

July 12, 2007 Aviva/TRG's Porsche to compete in Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series

Aviva USA part of Aviva plc, the world's fifth largest insurance group, has partnered with TRG, one of the world's top professional sportscar teams, for this weekend's Iowa Speedway Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series.

TRG will field a three-car Porsche team lead by the Aviva/TRG car #67. The Aviva/TRG car will be driven by top professional drivers Spencer Pumpelly and Brian Sellers. The car is the world-renowned Porsche GT3 Race car supplied by the Porsche Factory and developed by the team.

TRG is one of the most storied and competitive teams in racing and has posted wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. TRG is the current reigning champion, having won the "Triple Crown" last year of the Drivers, Manufacturer's and Team Championships. The team has already posted three wins this year and is one of the favorites at this weekend's event.

Kevin Buckler, TRG Team Owner, said, "All of us on the team are so excited to be partnering with Aviva for this weekend's inaugural event at the Iowa Speedway. Like us, they are a company that likes to take a leadership position, and their "Forward thinking" vision is exactly how we operate. We have prepared a winning effort for this weekend's event with the best car, team and drivers and look forward to delivering a memorable experience for our new partners and guests. Everyone here in Iowa has been so very nice that is a pleasure to be racing here and supporting the series, the Speedway and Aviva. We hope to put on a good show for all the fans on Saturday."

About Aviva
Aviva is one of the leading providers of life and pensions to Europe with substantial positions in other markets around the world, making it the world's fifth largest insurance group based on gross worldwide premiums at 31 December 2005. Aviva is ranked 28th on the Fortune Global 500. Aviva's principal business activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £41.5 billion and assets under management of £364 billion at 31 December 2006.

On November 15, 2006, Aviva grew its existing US presence by acquiring AmerUs Group, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Nationally, AmerUs Group is ranked number one in sales of indexed life insurance and number two in sales of indexed annuities.

Aviva USA has $36.2 billion in assets as of December 31, 2006, and is headquartered in Des Moines. It also has offices in Boston, New York, Indianapolis and Topeka. Aviva's US employees are committed to helping customers meet their long-term savings, insurance and retirement income needs. www.avivausa.com

About TRG
TRG is a multiple professional racing team and a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance automotive parts. The group specializes in engine and chassis building as well as full service professional race car preparation. The company also provides electrical and mechanical engineering, driver development and arrive-and-drive services. TRG is based in Petaluma, Calif., near its home track of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. More information and a complete press kit can be found at www.theracersgroup.com. Please contact press@theracersgroup.com or 707-935-3999 for additional information.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Spencer Pumpelly