Nineteen Year Old Grand AM Racing Sensation Dion von Moltke Signs to Drive Season with Doran Racing

Von Moltke will Drive #77 McDonalds/South African Airways/PR Newswire Ford Dallara.

Altamonte Springs, FL, April 02, 2010 --( Nineteen year old racing sensation, Dion von Moltke has just signed a deal with Doran Racing that will see him driving Doran Racing’s #77 McDonalds/South African Airways/PR Newswire Ford Dallara throughout the remainder of the Grand AM season. The deal was negotiated and finalized through Dion’s professional driver management company, P1 Groupe. With this deal, this rising star of the Grand AM circuit who juggles racing with college studies will have a permanent home with Doran Racing at the top level of Grand AM Racing.

"I am really excited to finally have some consistency at the top level of GRAND-AM Racing, and especially to it with Doran Racing is the result of a lot of hard work for a lot of people, not just myself,” said von Moltke. "In racing, chemistry between engineers and teammates is vital and that is one of the key advantages that I have found with Doran Racing: Memo and I have a great relationship and we have fun dealing with the challenges of a race program on any given weekend. Barber Motorsports Park is one race we are especially excited about, the Dallara works really well around there so watch out for the #77 McDonalds/South African Airways/PR Newswire Ford Dallara!”

Dion was born in Texas, and lived in Sydney and Los Angeles before moving to his current home in Miami. Following a racing career with multiple championships in karting and open wheel racing, Dion competed in 2009 in both the Continental Tire Challenge Series and Rolex Sports Car Series. In seven rounds of the Continental Tire Challenge Series, he managed 3 wins and helped his co-driver, Mike Sweeney, to a top-10 in the season Driver Points Championship while turning many heads in the Rolex Series in both GT and DP classes. His goal is to conquer the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2010. His story is even more remarkable as he balances professional racing with a full course load of studies at FIU, whilst also trying to spend as much time as he can manage in his beloved South Africa. P1 Groupe, considered the premiere motorsports management companies in the United States has been guiding Dion through the ranks into becoming one of the top racers in the Grand AM circuit.

"P1 Groupe has been a home to me throughout my Continental Tire and Rolex career, and now they've helped me find a permanent home in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series,” said von Moltke. They have become close friends of mine and am confident they are helping me progress my career to the top levels of the sport I love so much.”

P1 Groupe has worked with Dion in shaping his driving career with sponsorships and marketing. In finalizing the deal with Doran Racing, P1 Groupe is taking Dion to the next level of racing development as he stays focused on his Grand AM career.

“We have seen Dion and his career grow before our eyes, and I must say that this is a proud day for us as a company, not to mention as an extended part of the von Moltke family,” said Eric Burch, President of P1 Groupe. We know that Dion will continue to grow behind the wheel, and are confident that this combination of team and driver will go a long way to continue to mold a career that will shine for years to come.”

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