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Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM) Enters Partnership with The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup as Official Timepiece

Annual Series Champions to Be Awarded Special Edition BRM Watches

FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida (February 18, 2015) – Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM) and The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo have entered into a partnership that will see the French luxury watchmaker become the Exclusive and Official Timepiece and Official Timekeeper of both racing series.

The new collaboration was announced just days after this past weekend's 2015 Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 season-opening Palm Beach Grand Prix, at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), February 12 to 14.

Through the partnership, BRM will provide the annual champions in both the Stuttgart Cup’s Cayman and Boxster classes and the overall Mission Foods GT3 Cup series with special-edition, handcrafted timepieces designed specifically for the series. BRM’s customized watches will be unveiled later in the year and will be presented for the first time at the awards celebration at the end of the 2015 racing season.

“BRM’s partnership with The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo brings together uniquely individual brands united by a collective commitment to the art of racing,” said Frederic Gasser, President of BRM Americas. “We look forward to celebrating this season’s champions, and we’re honored to serve as the ‘Official Timekeeper’ for such a fast-growing, fast-paced organization.”

Driven by passion for motorsports and engineered for exceptional performance, BRM’s bespoke timepieces are defined by pure racing spirit. As the only French watchmaking manufacture, the brand is synonymous with individuality, and BRM’s commitment to craftsmanship and technical precision has garnered global partnerships with racing’s elite including Gulf Oil, Abarth, and IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud.

“We have been fortunate with The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo to have quickly aligned in our short history with several premier sponsor partners, and BRM has raised our profile even more,” said Ken Fengler, Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 Competition Director and General Manager. “As far as we are concerned, BRM is the ‘official timepiece of motorsports’ and we are honored to enter into this multi-year partnership with such a fine organization.”

Open to all Porsche Caymans, Boxsters and 996, 997 and GT3 Cup cars, 2015 marks the second full season that The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup series will race together. The PBIR opener will be followed by 2015 stops to such iconic circuits as Sebring International Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road Atlanta and Daytona International Speedway, among others.

Showcasing Porsche Caymans and Boxsters, The Stuttgart Cup™ is beginning its fourth year of racing and third full-season of competition this year. Partnering with Mission Foods GT3, which has been a fixture on classic and historic race weekends for the last several seasons, was an ideal collaboration that attracted strong competitor interest and the support of Pirelli Tire in 2014.

About BRM: Inspired by motorsports, driven by craftsmanship and engineered for exclusivity, BRM is pure racing spirit. The French watchmaker is renowned for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted timepieces designed with industry-leading technical precision, and the label’s bespoke ethos reflects BRM’s commitment to artisans and true artistry. Creating limited-edition series and customized models that are never mass-produced, BRM has gained global recognition, establishing a presence in more than 20 countries and launching partnerships with tracks, teams, and drivers around the world.

About The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo: The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo are managed by Americas Cup GT L.L.C. Both series are sprint and endurance race based with The Stuttgart Cup™ open to all Porsche Caymans and Boxsters and Mission Foods GT3 open to all 2000 and later Porsche 911 GT3s and related models. Rules for both series are centered on power to weight ratio. All competing Stuttgart Cup cars must compete with stock make and model engine and transmissions with approved allowances for exhaust and intake modifications. Stuttgart Cup organizers also welcome all competitors with existing race-prepared Caymans or Boxsters to compete with body and engine modifications balanced within series power to weight ratio parameters. All such competitors will not be eligible for championship points or class-designated race wins, but the door is always open to all Cayman and Boxster competitors to get in on the action.

Follow The Stuttgart Cup™ on Facebook at The Stuttgart Cup and on Twitter @StuttgartCup. For additional information, a copy of the rules, or questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or visit - The Stuttgart Cupâ„¢.​
 
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