Proof that the Infiniti Q50 is ripe for more performance than even the Eau Rouge concept? The new BTCC Q50!
Wearing an awesome widebody with menacing aero vents and scoops, the Infiniti Q50 BTCC entry is low and lean and mean. The program's headline sponsor is Infiniti itself - with the car wearing a satin grey finish and giant Infiniti logos on both sides. In addition to building brand awareness in the UK, the team will raise money for a newly-formed Paratrooper Regiment charity for the British Army. The new "Support Our Paras" foundation is a combined entity for the program, comprised of the Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust and the Parachute Regiment Charity.
Comparable to the US Marine Corps as a front-line battle force, the British Army paratroopers are in harms way during almost every battle. As such, the foundation services are in great demand by returning service-people.
It seems like a win-win for all involved. But Infiniti will be looking for some trophies in the 2015 BTCC championship to make it a triple crown of wins.
2015 Infiniti Q50 BTCC
INFINITI AND ‘SUPPORT OUR PARAS RACING’ ENTER BTCC IN 2015
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Innovative new not-for-profit team will enter the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2015 with a pair of manufacturer-backed Infiniti Q50s.
Specific aim to help raise both awareness and funds for ‘Support Our Paras’ charity
Premium car manufacturer Infiniti, along with Support Our Paras Racing, today revealed the car and team — to be known as 'Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing' — that will be entered into next season’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The aim of the team is to specifically help raise awareness and funds for Support Our Paras, the official charity of The Parachute Regiment, one of the most iconic Regiments in the British Army.
The team, overseen by Team Principal Derek Palmer, will consist of a number of injured Paratroopers who will work on the cars to prepare them not only for race weekends, but also maintain their maximum efficiency throughout the hectic schedule of a BTCC season.
The team has also set itself the ultimate long-term goal of developing, training and ensuring an injured Paratrooper graduates through the racing ranks to pilot an Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing car in the future.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.
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