VinFast will be the naming rights partner for the 2023 Ironman North America Series
/PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of race week for the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship, taking place on Oct 6 and 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, VinFast joined...
KONA, Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of race week for the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship, taking place on Oct 6 and 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, VinFast joined IRONMAN in announcing they have become the Naming Rights Partner for the IRONMAN® North America Series from 2023, expanding their partnership that previously covered the United States. The partnership affirms and showcases the success of VinFast's strategic partnership with IRONMAN in the journey toward a green and sustainable lifestyle applied to the endurance racing community.
Earlier this year, VinFast was announced as the first-ever naming rights partner of the IRONMAN U.S. Series from 2022 and with the expansion to Canada beginning in 2023, the series will now be titled the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series.
At the 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship in Hawai`i, the VinFast VF 8s will act as the lead race vehicle for the championship races being held on October 6 and 8, 2022. Along with leading the world-class athletes on the IRONMAN course, the eSUV VF 8s will be placed in various locations across the event venue, giving many attendees and athletes their first opportunity to get a first-hand look at this all-new, all-electric SUV. VinFast's e-scooters will also be on-site to support with the event's activities.
"This is the perfect opportunity for VinFast to expand its partnership with IRONMAN, as 2023 will be the year that VinFast expands its footprint across North America." said Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh – VinFast US Manufacturing CEO, who shared the news at the event. "When the athletes start their race at the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, it will also signify VinFast's race in rolling our premium EVs out to our customers.
"VinFast continues to be a great supporter and sponsor of IRONMAN events. VinFast's determination to provide environmentally friendly vehicles that go the distance, also demonstrates the perseverance and endurance of our athletes." - said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. "We can't wait to see their beautifully designed SUVs to be the lead vehicle at the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Hawai`i."
Renowned as one of the world's most challenging sports competitions, IRONMAN is a full-distance triathlon that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and 26.2-mile run. The 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship festivities will have many entertainment activities for the public.