CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing announces associate sponsor

Visteon/Patrick Racing announces Infineon Technologies AG as associate sponsor. JACKSON, MI - - FEBRUARY 20, 2003 - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that Infineon Technologies will be a major associate sponsor of the ...

Visteon/Patrick Racing announces Infineon Technologies AG as associate sponsor.

JACKSON, MI - - FEBRUARY 20, 2003 - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that Infineon Technologies will be a major associate sponsor of the #20 Visteon/Patrick Racing entry, driven by Oriol Servia.

"We are please to be able to announce that Infineon Technologies North America Corp. has committed to partner with the Visteon/Patrick Racing Team for the 2003 Champ Car World Series season," Patrick said. "Infineon is an outstanding company that has a deep and successful involvement in global motorsports and therefore, is a perfect fit for our team. We look forward to contending for the 2003 championship on behalf of Infineon and all of our sponsors," Patrick concluded.

Infineon Technologies AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. The company achieved total sales in fiscal year 2002 of Euro 5.21 billion. It is now the world's second largest supplier of chips used in automotive systems, including key components for anti-lock brakes and air-bag controllers, intelligent engine control, GPS location and advanced telematics systems that enhance safety and provide new in-car entertainment options. Further information is available at www.infineon.com

"Infineon and Visteon/Patrick Racing have a shared commitment to quality in business relationships and a winning performance on the track," said Robert LeFort, president of Infineon Technologies North America Corp. "Our partnership with these top tier organizations for the 2003 Champ Car World Series season is an excellent opportunity to build business relationships and reinforce Infineon's position as a world leading supplier of semiconductors used in automotive electronics."

Servia is in his fourth Champ Car season and second with Visteon/Patrick Racing.

Patrick Racing enters its 31st year of competition in 2003 as one of the most successful teams in Champ Car history. Patrick drivers have started 769 races, earning 45 victories including three Indianapolis 500 titles and two national championships (1976 - Gordon Johncock and 1989 - Emerson Fittipaldi). U. E. "Pat" Patrick is the co-founder of CART.

The 2003 season marks the sixth year of Patrick Racing's alliance with Visteon Corporation. Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has approximately 79,000 employees and a global delivery system of more than 180 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service facilities located in 25 countries.

For background, statistical information, releases, notes, quotes plus updates on race weekends, go to (www.patrickracing.com).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Gordon Johncock