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27 February 2007

Release From Premiere Racing • The stakes will be high when the 2007 Acura Miami Grand Prix starts on March 8. For many of the programs, it signals a resumption of their Key West battles. In addition to renewed rivalries and Miami class championships, the Acura Grand Prix Awards will double the race course drama.

The Acura Grand Prix Awards will be presented to the boats with the lowest combined cumulative points for Acura Key West and the Acura Miami Grand Prix. Given the stature of both events and the competitiveness of four grand prix groups, including the Melges 32 the winners will be special champions.

All but one of the sixteen high-performance Melges 32s were on the line in Key West. Italian Claudio Recchi’s impressive win last January makes Let’s Roll the boat to beat. Mike Carroll and Marty Kullman’s New Wave (St. Petersburg, FL), Jeff Ecklund’s Star (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), and Simon Williams’ Fresh Guidance (Newport, RI) are close enough in points to be serious contenders for the combined trophy. Williams has World Champion Bill Hardesty on board in Miami.

Racing is March 8 – 11 and these high profile classes will all see plenty of action in this 10-race series just south of Miami’s Government Cut.

Information, details and results on the 2007 Acura Miami Grand Prix will be posted on the Premiere Racing web site:

TV and Internet Productions will bring the Miami racing excitement into homes and offices around the world. Acura is sponsoring a special internet production which was available nightly after racing. It can be viewed on Acura Key West films are also available for viewing. A special Jobson Sailing production on the 2007 Acura Miami Grand Prix will air on ESPN 2, Saturday, March 31 at 12:30 PM ET. The Acura Key West 2007 special airs on Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 PM ET.

Acura has been the proud title sponsor and Official Vehicle of SORC and Miami Race Week for the previous 7 years. Supporting sponsor Mount Gay Rum is the Official Rum.

The Miami Beach Marina is the Official Site for this 2007 grand prix event. The Avalon and South Seas Hotels are the Official Host Hotels.

Event details, entries and past results are available at

Shake-A-Leg Miami is the official charity of both the Acura Miami Grand Prix and Acura Key West. For information about them please visit:

About Acura

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced luxury performance vehicles through a nationwide network of more than 260 dealers throughout the United States. The 2007 Acura lineup features five distinctive models, the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan, the turbo-charged RDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the award-winning MDX luxury SUV. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit For media inquiries, please go to

For more information on Premiere Racing, 2007 Acura Grand Prix, and its Sponsors and Partners:
Premiere Racing, Inc.
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