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For Immediate Release
MITSUBISHI OFFICIAL MEDIA STATEMENT

Mitsubishi Motors North America announces today that it is withdrawing from motorsports in 2004 to focus its resources on continuing to grow its brand and build retail sales.

Mitsubishi Motors won both the 2003 Manufacturers and Overall SCCA ProRally Championships. Racing enthusiasts saw the formidable capabilities of the Lancer Evolution which brings a new North American chapter to Mitsubishi’s impressive performance heritage.

Mitsubishi Motors would like to thank drivers David Higgins, Lauchlin O’Sullivan, Daniel Barritt, Christian Edstrom and Mark Williams for their dominating efforts that brought Team Mitsubishi Motor Sports America seven victories out of nine SCCA ProRally events.

Mitsubishi Motors thanks Vermont SportsCar, Xtreme Autos and MEM Racing for their impeccable preparation of the Lancer Evolutions With their skill and leadership, Team Mitsubishi won every event that it finished.

Further, Mitsubishi Motors thanks sponsors Michelin Tire, Mitsubishi Fuso, Infinity Audio, Ralliart, HKS Engines, PIAA, and Motul for their strong support and guidance during our 2003-championship season.

The company looks forward to a time when it can re-enter the motorsports arena.
 

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divinewisdom said:
i am not surprised.
It must be tough in tight economic times to front a team for a whole season... I'm just wondering if they're going to still back privateer teams w/ some type of factory support. :confused: I would think they'd still have contracts w/ some peeps they'd need to still honor.
 

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Q2 P.C. said:
Fawkin' pussies.They pulled out of the 2003 WRC to R&D a car for 2004.:rolleyes:
Mitsu NA didn't pull out of the 2003 WRC. In fact Mitsu NA was never in the WRC that I know of.;) The announcement was just for the North American branch.
 
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