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GLOBUL and Nokia will support the four-time Bulgarian rally champion Krum Donchev and his team for the upcoming 2012 racing season. GLOBUL Rally Team will compete in the National Rally Championship which is to start in May. The news was reported at a press conference held in Sofia.

At the event the team showcased its racing car for the 2012 season – Peugeot 207 S2000. The vehicle has been fully revised and sports unique outlook, which corresponds to the design of the new Nokia Lumia smartphones. As before, the team will keep GLOBUL brand on the racing car and on the team suits but this year the brand name of Nokia Lumia will be presented on the vehicle and on the outfits of the team and the crew as well. Nokia is now an official partner of GLOBUL Rally Team and will also support the crew during the new racing season.

GLOBUL Rally Team will debut at the 2012 Belgrade Rally on April 28 -29. The racing schedule will continue with the Sredna Gora Rally on May 11-13, which is round 1 of the National Rally Championship. The team has the ambition to compete for winning the title in the upcoming Bulgarian championship, and GLOBUL will continue providing mobile communications to the crew during all races. GLOBUL Rally Team will also use the innovative Nokia Drive technology during the new season.

’It’s an honor for us to partner with one of Bulgaria’s reigning rally drivers Krum Donchev. We are positive that GLOBUL Rally Team will prevail in the new racing season and wish them success! This partnership is extremely beneficial for us as it gives us the opportunity to reconfirm our commitment and support to Bulgarian sports and add value to GLOBUL brand.’ - GLOBUL Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Dimitris Lioupis commented.

‘By joining GLOBUL Rally Team, we support a unique sports team. We are confident in Krum Donchev’s professional skills and we believe in his future success. With this new initiative we want to promote the advantages that Nokia Drive service offers to all drivers on the road, including professional ones.’ – Nokia’s Chief Executive Officer Balkans Region Rossen Petkov stated.

‘My colleagues and I are grateful to GLOBUL for the support that we had over the years. GLOBUL is a company that traditionally assists Bulgarian sports. We are happy to have such established and loyal partners. I would like to thank GLOBUL team and our new partner Nokia. I hope we’ll make a strong start to the season.’ – Krum Donchev said at the event.

GLOBUL Rally Team was launched in the beginning of last year within the partnership between GLOBUL, Krum Donchev and his crew which dates back to 2008. Since then, the popular rally driver had participated in commercial campaigns and other initiatives of the operator. He is also an Ambassador of the operator’s Drive Safely! Use hands-free! initiative.