Dodge Continues to Support FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Racing Series

Auburn Hills, Michigan (ots/PRNewswire) -

  • Dodge continues its partnership with SRO FIA GT and GT3 for 2007 as the Official Car Supplier
  • Viper SRT10 race cars won eight out of 10 races in 2006

Dodge brand continues as the Official Car Supplier to the FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Championships for 2007. These international Championships showcase race-prepared versions of the world's most powerful and desirable supercars, providing spectacular racing and entertainment.

"Building on the success we had in 2006, Dodge maintains its relationship with SRO and the sponsorship of the FIA GT and FIA GT3 races in 2007," said Stephane Labous, Director - International Marketing and Communications, Chrysler Group. "GT3 racing matches Dodge brand attributes, and Viper especially well, making this a perfect motorsports match. We want to thank our racing teams in Europe for their enthusiasm that make our participation in this series possible."

Dodge will provide a fleet of six support vehicles for use on and off the race circuit at each round of the FIA GT and FIA GT3 Championships during the coming season, which starts on May 6 with the Silverstone Supercar Showdown in England.

Official Dodge cars will include:
1 Dodge Viper SRT10 lead car
2 Dodge Nitro as course vehicles and media shuttles
1 Dodge Caliber as a VIP shuttle
2 Dodge Chargers as medical car and safety cars

2006 was the first year that Dodge sponsored the FIA GT and FIA GT3 series. During that season, the competing Dodge Viper SRT10 race cars won a race at eight of the 10 races, making it a very successful year for the teams.

Dodge Brand

With a U.S. market share of 6 per cent, Dodge is the Chrysler Group's best-selling brand and the fifth-largest nameplate in the U.S. automotive market. In 2006, Dodge sold more than 1.3 million (1,345,517) vehicles in the global market. The Dodge global portfolio includes a range of cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs.

The expansion of the Dodge brand in markets outside North America helped raise its year-over-year sales 185 per cent and close 2006 with 30,527 units. Dodge Caliber spearheaded the Dodge brand's expansion in 2006, and it is followed by the Dodge Nitro, Avenger and the high-performance Caliber SRT4 in 2007.

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