Chrysler Australia announced today that they will no longer continue as the official Safety and Course Car provider for the V8 Supercar Championship Series. After four years of leading the pack, the sponsorship came to an end at the conclusion of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series.
"Chrysler has been a wonderful partner in our great sport," V8 Supercars Australia CEO Cameron Levick said. "Their sponsorship has been fantastic for Chrysler and V8 Supercars Australia. We thank them for bringing the magnificent 300C to the sport for the last four years and their efforts in raising not only their profile but the brand of V8 Supercars."
In its duties as the V8 Supercar Championships Series Safety Car, the Chrysler 300C HEMI opened and closed the circuit before and after each race, providing race control with vital information about the circuit. The commanding 300C also led the V8 Supercar field when track conditions required a leader to “control the pack”.
The V8 Supercar Series was the perfect spring board for the now famous Chrysler 300C sedan and touring. The strong front grille, striking aggressive lines impressed the crowds and competitors while keeping things in line.
Famous for its iconic design and SRT (Street and Racing Technology) power and performance, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 sprints from 0 to 100kph in just over 5 seconds. The striking rear-wheel drive sedan and touring have received invaluable exposure in front of motor sport fans all over the world.
“The Chrysler safety cars were literally seen by millions of fans, both at the event and broadcast coverage, this was an innovative way to introduce one of our iconic cars to the Australian market.” said Craig Bradshaw, General Manager Marketing, Chrysler Australia.
Chrysler and V8 Supercars have formed a powerful partnership since 2005 driving results on and off the track. The Chrysler Safety cars led the pack for the last time at Oran Park Raceway on December 4th – 7th 2008.
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