American Luxury Brand To Provide Official Apparel To Team
Monterey, CA, May 8, 2014 – Robert Talbott announced today that it will sponsor the Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing team, of which IndyCar driver Graham Rahal is a member, during the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, beginning with the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 10. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
As sponsor, Robert Talbott will provide RLL with co-branded sportswear for the team during the 2014 season. Additionally, the Monterey clothier will provide Graham Rahal and select members of the RLL executive management team with a more complete wardrobe – including sport shirts, sweaters and jackets. This sponsorship comes on the heels of last year’s launch of Robert Talbott Motorsports®, which was created to support American motorsports and young drivers.
“We are excited to join one of America’s most celebrated and accomplished racing teams,” commented Bob Corliss, President and CEO of Robert Talbott, Inc. “We admire the work ethic exhibited by Graham and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team and support their passion for achieving excellence. The partnership is a great fit as we are both committed to cultivating homegrown talent, and we look forward to supporting the team’s accomplishments this year.”
“It is a great pleasure to join the Robert Talbott family and welcome them to our team,” commented Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. “Our team is built on a strong American heritage that demands the highest standard of excellence in auto-racing, and it is a thrill to work with an American company that also has a passion for excellence and for motorsports.”
Graham currently drives the No. 15 National Guard-backed Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing.
About Robert Talbott, Inc. (www.roberttalbott.com)
Robert Talbott, Inc. is an American purveyor of luxury apparel and accessories for men and women, including neckwear, shirts, knitwear, sportswear, and unique made-to-measure tailored clothing. Founded in 1950, Robert Talbott is based in Monterey, California, and offers a wide range of luxury products at the finest specialty and high-end stores, in addition to Robert Talbott brand stores and on www.roberttalbott.com.
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2014 the team will begin their 23rd year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles, 80 podium finishes and 1992 series championship. The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 – Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL is competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program in the GTLM class and will attempt to add to their 10 wins and 47 podium finishes.