Procar Mirage Series sponsor announced

Falken Tyres is new title sponsor for Mirage. The popular one-make Mitsubishi Mirage Series will be joined by new title sponsor and exclusive supplier Falken Tyres for its 2003 season with the PROCAR Champ Series. The Falken Tyres Mitsubishi...

Falken Tyres is new title sponsor for Mirage.

The popular one-make Mitsubishi Mirage Series will be joined by new title sponsor and exclusive supplier Falken Tyres for its 2003 season with the PROCAR Champ Series.

The Falken Tyres Mitsubishi Mirage Series will run a six-round championship at independent rounds of the PROCAR Champ Series, starting at Symmons Plains in Tasmania on 25-27 April.

Queensland-based national distributor Transport Tyre Sales will supply at least 250 grooved-slick Falken tyres in 195/55VR15 size for dry and wet weather use.

Falken Tyres Mitsubishi Mirage Series coordinator Bill O'Gorman said he was looking forward to another exciting season, with more than 20 drivers ready to compete.

"We're delighted to have the support of Falken, which has a highly successful history in Australian motorsport," Mr O'Gorman said.

"Early testing of the tyres has demonstrated they will be quick and durable, which will undoubtedly add to the appeal of racing in the Falken Tyres Mitsubishi Mirage Series.

"The Falken Tyres Mitsubishi Mirage Series is the most cost-effective national series in the country. The cars are quick enough to test drivers of all levels and provide a stepping stone for many to higher-profile championships."

Last year's Mitsubishi Mirage Series champion Gary Young has graduated to Nations Cup in 2003, driving a Maserati Trofeo.

The Mirage hatchbacks are fully-engineered racing cars built in Japan. They feature a 1.6 litre engine producing 135 kiloWatts, and with a minimum weight of 1040 kilograms including driver, deliver impressive lap times.

2003 Falken Tyres Mitsubishi Mirage Series
25-27 April Symmons Plains, Tas. PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 1
30 May-1 June Wakefield Park, NSW PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 2
13-15 June Queensland Raceway PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 3
11-13 July Oran Park, NSW PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 4
8-10 August Phillip Island, Vic. PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 5
19-21 September Winton, Vic. PROCAR Champ Series, Rd 6

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Drivers Gary Young , Phillip Island