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Wayne Taylor Racing signs Konica Minolta


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Wayne Taylor Racing signed Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. as the primary sponsor of its No. 10 Chevrolet Corvette for this year’s United SportsCar Championship.

Konica Minolta will debut in Saturday’s race at Long Beach, where Ricky and Jordan Taylor will partner together to drive the Daytona Prototype.

“We are so proud and incredibly happy to enter into this partnership with Konica Minolta,” said team owner and three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor.

“After winning the championship last year, and with the merger of GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans Series this year, we knew that we would need to elevate our game in a big way if we were to continue competing for championships in the new Tudor United SportsCar Series. Having a business leader such as Konica Minolta come on board as the title sponsor of my organization just made sense.”

Wayne Taylor Racing is second in the championship standings after finishes of second and seventh in the first two events of the season.

“The motorsports program is an ideal platform for us to expand our sports marketing efforts while reaching a broader audience,” said Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Konica Minolta.

“With this sponsorship, there are clearly a multitude of options available that will help us further the Konica Minolta brand and we are really looking forward to this first event at Long Beach. Wayne and I have worked together in the past, so we know each other well and we look forward to a productive, long-term relationship.”