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DragonSpeed’s Sponsor Gives Up Space for Ukraine Message

‘Support Ukraine’ graphic in place of Flex-Box sponsorship on DragonSpeed Oreca for Sebring…

Image: DragonSpeed

DragonSpeed’s primary sponsor Flex-Box has given up its space on the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson to support the victims in the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona LMP2 class-winning Oreca 07 Gibson, featuring an all-new lineup of Juan Pablo and Sebastian Montoya and Henrik Hedman, will sport a ‘Support Ukraine’ message on the shark fin of the car in next weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The message has been added to support the “valiant efforts” of the eastern European country to defeat the ongoing invasion of its territory by Russia.

The initiative has the full backing of team principal Elton Julian and Bronze-rated driver Henrik Hedman, whose 10Star company also supports DragonSpeed.

Henrik Nielsen, the managing director of the global shipping container company, is challenging other sponsors and teams to join Flex-Box by including similar messages on their entries at Sebring and beyond.

“As race fans, we all respect the bravery, determination, resourcefulness, and teamwork racers bring to the track,” said Nielsen.

“Today we see these values being demonstrated to their highest degree by the Ukrainian people in their life-and-death fight to defend their independence against Putin’s unprovoked aggression.

“Ukrainians have the right to pursue the same freedoms and prosperity that allow us to enjoy activities such as motorsport and great events like Sebring.

“I encourage all our fellow sponsors and teams at Sebring to join us in delivering a message of support for Ukraine and our desire for a rapid end to the horrors of war. This is a stand everyone can take.”

Julian added: “When Henrik [Nielsen] came to me with this idea earlier in the week, I was on board immediately, as was Henrik Hedman.

“We’re proud to have a sponsor who is willing to make a gesture like this in response to the terrible events of the last couple of weeks and ask the racing community to add its voice to the worldwide concern for the people of Ukraine.”

Image: DragonSpeed

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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