OMV to withdraw from 2008 WRC
- 30th September 2007, 9:02pm
The OMV rally team will lose their major sponsor in 2008 after fuel and oil company, OMV, announced their withdrawal from rallying.
The company will concentrate on the social sector and renewable energies from 2008 onwards.
Currently OMV is involved in rally sports with an integrated model package. The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team, the two OMV BIXXOL Rally Teams, teams in the National Championships in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, as well as events in Austria, Hungary, Germany and Serbia are being supported. These projects will be discontinued from season 2008 on.
“With great ambition we have successfully pursued and constantly refined the rally project. Now we have reached the zenith. Therefore it is time to tackle new challenges. These lie in the expansion of our activities in the social sector and the ones concerning renewable energies,” explains Brigitte Mühlwisch, Head of Corporate Sponsoring of OMV.
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