Press Release

February 6, 2001
For more information,
Contact: Patrick Richard
Rocket Rally Racing
Phone: 604-803-6095
Fax: 604-803-6095

OMP joins the Rocket Rally team

VANCOUVER, BC -- Vancouver-based North American Rally champions Rocket Rally Racing announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with OMP, the leading worldwide manufacturer of motorsport accessories and safety equipment. OMP manufactures safety gear like seats, helmets, gloves and suits to the top race teams in the world.

"OMP products are first class. OMP supplies current Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher with his safety suit and four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen with equipment for his car," explained Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver. "I'm honoured to be part of the team." Richard captured the Production GT titles for the 2000 rally season in the Subaru Canadian Rally Championship, the American-based SCCA ProRally Championship, and the North American Rally Cup. His team finished third overall in the Canadian series and second overall in North America.

"This is a great partnership," declared Gianfranco Micucci, the exclusive Canadian distributor of OMP products. "We make a point of supporting leading North American drivers in all motorsport categories, and we've been impressed with Patrick's potential as a driver. The timing of this deal, coupled with Rocket Rally Racing's unique marketing programs, opens up some great possibilities for the future."

"OMP products are 'the Winning Choice;' it's only appropriate that Rocket Rally Racing is associated with them."

OMP joins DMS Shock Absorbers, SPD Tuning Service, Specialty Subaru of North Vancouver and Dragon Eyewear as associate sponsors of Rocket Rally Racing.

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For more information contact:

Gianfranco (Frank) Micucci, OMP
p. (877) OMP-WINS

Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver
p. (604) 803-6095

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