TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, announced today that it will sponsor two Dodge Viper GT3-R race cars in the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD Class beginning with the annual Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 24 and 25, 2015.
TI Automotive will serve as the primary sponsor on the Riley Motorsports No. 33 and No. 93 in the four long-distance races of the TUDOR series at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. This grouping of TUDOR endurance races frames the prestigious award of the Patron North American Endurance Cup. For the other remaining races of the TUDOR series, TI Automotive will remain as an associate sponsor of the No. 33 Viper Exchange race car.
“This is a great opportunity for TI Automotive to bring its award-winning street technology to the track and to partner on a team with the award-winning combination of drivers, race car design and development crew of Riley Technologies and Viper Exchange,” said Al Deane, chief technology officer, TI Automotive. “We had a one-time chance to work with this team in July of 2014 at the TUDOR race in Indy, and we met some very talented people that are experts at tuning performance and efficiency from the street to the track. This sponsorship and endurance series gives our company and motorsport enthusiasts an iconic American sports car brand at all iconic American race tracks.”
TI Automotive currently provides the high-performance fuel delivery system for all of the production versions of the Dodge Viper. The Dodge Viper fuel delivery system features the TI Automotive dual-channel impeller pump with single-stage electric motor (DCSS) that was recognized for innovation with an Automotive News PACE award.
At the SEMA high-performance aftermarket show, held in November 2014, TI Automotive announced a technical collaboration with Riley Technologies and Viper Exchange to provide optimized fluid systems for the Dodge Viper GT3-R race cars. TI Automotive has been supporting several test sessions to further tune operating performance and efficiency on both cars for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
“Endurance racing provides an exciting and tremendous durability test that can result in technology trickle down for future production vehicles. The Dodge Viper has proven to be a championship race car, and it is a very recognizable brand for the fans who appreciate the American hand-built supercar status. The entire motorsports experience will provide a great environment for our engineers to learn and develop relationships that will help us to expand our original equipment and aftermarket high-performance fuel- system product portfolio,” Deane said.
Today at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 33 and No. 93 Viper GT3-Rs revealed an all-new look, with a white body, featuring a bold blue stripe outlined in bright green, from nose to tail. The TI Automotive icon and Fluid thinking™ taglines sit atop the roof and prominently on the side profiles.