ALICANTE ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET AT THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE

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AEOLUS Tyres Co., Ltd, one of the platinum sponsors of the Dongfeng Race Team visits the Volvo Ocean Race Village with guests from Europe and China.

Volvo Ocean Race – soon not only a household name for insiders – is probably the leading team sailing race in the world. Seven teams will set sail from four oceans in five continents to offer all fans of this sport – and surely others too – the opportunity of experiencing this sport and especially the participants themselves, up close. In addition to the In-Port Races, the teams and all sponsors will be present at the Race Village in sunny and windy Alicante.

The public and all invited guests are cordially invited to visit the Pavilions and gain information about the race, Aeolus and Dongfeng. Unlike many other “high performance” events – for example in motor sports – here, you really get together and experience the sport live and with all your senses!

Over almost nine months – making the Volvo Ocean Race the longest sports event in the world ever – the first leg extends from Alicante to Cape Town. The race starts on 11 October 2014, continuing via Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, Itajai and Newport, then returning to Europe via Lisbon and Lorient; Gothenburg is the final port of the race at the end of June 2015.

Aeolus Tyres Co. Ltd., a platinum sponsor of the Dongfeng Race Team, visited the opening event in Alicante (Spain) with more than 80 guests from Europe and China. Chairman Mr Wang Feng travelled to the event with a delegation from China. During the press conference Mr Wang stated that: “We are proud of having this team together with our partner Dongfeng! We share the same principles for success. The will to succeed, discipline, endurance and team spirit are all part of the way to success. Good products are the result of high performance and continuous development. The message connects us to this sport and the team, whom we wish great success!”

“By experiencing this sport and especially the team first-hand, we feel and experience what we want to bring closer to our customers – also in daily operations. We say: “Technology meets Performance” – here, at the Volvo Ocean Race, technology and all facets of performance come together. Charles Caudrelier, the Race Team skipper has demonstrated an impressive performance in a few months. Together with Bruno Dubois, the Team Director, the Chinese, Swiss and French have become a real team. Languages have been learnt, cultural bridges have been built and an achievement has been made: the common will to succeed! The objective is to build a team only consisting of Chinese sailors, as was accomplished in the past with the Olympic sailing team. Of course, the players in the background, who support and accompany the team, should not be forgotten. I have deep appreciation and respect for them. With immediate effect, my team and I will “accompany” the race and all involved – however, definitely, or unfortunately – not on the oceans. Our guests are also very excited and share my views. It seems that we have succeeded in building a further bridge and in bringing the Aeolus brand, but also the products, a little closer to many people!” says Thomas Wohlgemuth, General Manager West-Europe, at the event in Alicante.

Sean O’Connell Tyres are the sole importers of Aeolus tyres in Ireland, for retail or wholesale enquiries please call us on 021-4776130 & 087-2790912

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