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UniCredit Leasing extends the investments in Romania’s motorsport scene - 23rd of March

UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team will compete in three national championships

UniCredit Leasing Motorsport team, project owned by the leader of Romania’s leasing industry, has officialy entered today with high objectives, in the second season.

After a rewarding presence in the National Rally Championship of last year, finishing on the second position in its debut season, UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team will extend its presence in three national championships.

The last year’s technical Manager, Mihai Leu, will come back behind the wheel in an official competition, after more than a ten years break. The former boxing and rally champion agreed to compete this year for the National SuperRally Championship and in the National Championship for High Gear. Mihai Leu will drive a 458 Challenge Ferrari which was displayed today during the official event of this season’s launch.

"The idea to come back in action is not entirely new. It is difficult to stay away from the competions after so many years of adrenaline. That’s why I am extremly thrilled to see the UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team’s project come to life and I am sure we will not disappoint ", said Mihai Leu, national rally champion in 2003.

"Our passion for motorsport drove us to get involved in last year’s National Rally Championship and the true dedication proved by Mihai, Adi and Imre have convinced us that we are on the right tracks in supporting this sport and that we need to extend our presence by attending two more competitions", said Mircea Cotigă, CEO UniCredit Leasing, offering more details about the continuous investment of the company in Romania’s motorsport scene.

The UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team that will compete in the 2018 season of the National Rally Championship remains the same, with Adrian Teslovan (pilot) and Cseh Vajk Imre (co-pilot), both having in mind to win the champions title.

"The last season brought us an excelent experience and a good ranking, 2nd position in the two wheels competition, but me and Imre strongly think we can overcome this in order to achieve a better result and we hope finishing the 2018 season on the 1st position in the National Rally Championship", declared Adrian Teslovan, pilot of the UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team.

Teslovan and Cseh will compete with a Citroen DS3 RX Max, and their debut took place in the new season took place today, in Brasov, within the first stage of the National Rally Championship 2018.

More information about the team UniCredit Leasing Motorsport and its results are available here.

About UniCredit Leasing Corporation

UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN S.A. is part of the financial group UniCredit Romania, alongside UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Consumer Financing, offering its clients a complex range of leasing products and services, as well as other auxiliary services.
UniCredit Leasing IFN offers leasing services and associated services, such as operating leases, finance leases, as well as credit and insurance brokerage products through the following entities: UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN, UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management and UniCredit Insurance Broker.
Other than the major domains of the leasing industry, UniCredit Insurance Broker represents the intermediary services area in insurance.
UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management offers operational leasing services, as well as vehicle fleet management services.
UniCredit Bank Romania is part of UniCredit, a strong pan-European Group with a simple commercial banking model and a fully plugged-in Corporate & Investment Bank, delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern network to over 25 million clients.

Media contact:

press@unicreditleasing.ro

Mihai Leu faces the third professional sport debut in his career - 20th of April

Mihai Leu faces the third professional sport debut in his career

Mihai Leu, former boxing world champion, will start on Saturday, at Rasnov, on his first National Championship for High Gear. Leu competes on a Ferrari 458 Challenge and will represent the UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team on the 2018 season. After 10 years since his last professional pilot race on a national championship, Mihai Leu will wear again his jumpsuit and come back on track looking for new challenges.

“I’ve wished to come back on the professional auto championships, and I believe the high gear is the perfect place for me right now. Last year I started a beautiful project with UniCredit Leasing and for 2018 we intend to go further. So right now we are competing in the two important rally championships in Romania with 2 squads and we wish to have the best results”, said Mihai Leu.

National Championship for High Gear will have its debut tomorrow, Saturday, 21st of April at Rasnov with the first stage and will continue with another 7 at Teliu (May 19th-20th), Poiana Brasov (June 9th-10th), Resita (June 30th-July 1st), Sinaia (July 21st-22nd), Ranca (September 1st-2nd), Campulung Muscel (September 22nd-23rd) and Poiana Brasov (October 13th-14th).

UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team is an initiative of UniCredit Leasing Romania where the #1 leasing company from Romania drives its motorsport project starting from 2017. UniCredit Leasing Motorsport Team is present in the National Rally Championship with the squad formed with Adrian Teslovan-Csech Vajk Imre driving a Citroen DS3 R3 Max and in the National Rally Championship with Mihai Leu driving a Ferrari 458 Challenge. At the final of the 2017 season the Teslovan-Csech squad finished in the second place on the two-wheel drive class from the National Rally Championship.

About UniCredit Leasing Corporation

UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN S.A. is part of the financial group UniCredit Romania, alongside UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Consumer Financing, offering its clients a complex range of leasing products and services, as well as other auxiliary services.
UniCredit Leasing IFN offers leasing services and associated services, such as operating leases, finance leases, as well as credit and insurance brokerage products through the following entities: UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN, UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management and UniCredit Insurance Broker. Other than the major domains of the leasing industry, UniCredit Insurance Broker represents the intermediary services area in insurance.
UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management offers operational leasing services, as well as vehicle fleet management services.
UniCredit Bank Romania is part of UniCredit, a strong pan-European Group with a simple commercial banking model and a fully plugged-in Corporate & Investment Bank, delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern network to over 25 million clients.

Media contact:
press@unicreditleasing.ro

UniCredit Leasing makes its debut in the Romanian motorsport scene - 4th of May

UniCredit Leasing, the main player on the Romanian leasing market, announces its entry in the Romanian motorsport by supporting the UniCredit Leasing Rally Team, made up by Adrian Teslovan (pilot), Cseh Vajk Imre (co-pilot) and Mihai Leu (Technical Manager). The team had its first appearance on March 31st, in the National Championship of Rally with two motor wheels, starting with the opening stage in Brasov, and its purpose is to win the Championship.

Former World Champion WBO boxing and Rally National Champion, Mihai Leu, joins the team as Technical Manager and his role is to coordinate and provide counsel to the team.

„I’m happy that I’ll add a new entry in my sports career, that of Technical Manager of the UniCredit Leasing Rally Team. Together with two motorsport professionals, like Adi Teslovan and Cseh Vajk Imre, and with the support of the most important Romanian leasing company, I think we can fight for the national title”, said Mihai Leu, rally national champion of 2003.

UniCredit Leasing is at the moment the biggest player in the local leasing segment, being involved in varied financing projects – starting with cars, small-sized and large-sized transportation vehicles, and including steam engines, agricultural and construction equipment. This step made by UniCredit Leasing together with a champion of the Romanian motorsport is a confirmation for the leading position of UniCredit Leasing and completes UniCredit Leasing’s mission of providing a simpler life to its customers, through the flexibility and variety of services and solutions.

The association with an ambitious project, as it is the one led by Mihai Leu, comes as a natural solution, claims Mircea Cotiga, CEO UniCredit Leasing: „We are honoured to make our debut in the motorsport world together with an experienced team, UniCredit Leasing Rally, that benefits from a very promising pilot-copilot team and the support of a multiple champion, as Mihai Leu is. Through this partnership, UniCredit Leasing Romania reaffirms its passion for motorsport and the wish to be closer to the fans of this magnificent phenomenon.”

The team, made up by Adrian Teslovan and Cseh Vajk Imre, will start its long journey through the 2017 National Championship, with the opening stage at Brasov. Teslovan and Cseh together amount to 15 years of experience in the Romanian motorsport.

Beginning in the national championship of 2001, in Piatra Neamt, the two of them succeeded in having a constant presence in the top positions of the National Rally Championship over the years. Their record includes three vice-championships of Dacia Cup (2014) and 2WD 2016, as well as Class5 Champions in 2016.

Currently, the pair is competing on a Citroen DS3 R3 MAX, past competition rides include: VW Golf GTI, Dacia Nova, Renault Clio Williams, Ford Escort Cosworth, Dacia Logan si Citroen DS3 R3.

“We are honoured to work side by side, in team, with the leasing market leader – UniCredit Leasing, and with such a great champion as Mihai Leu is, and we are sure that together we`ll have a successful year”, said Adrian Teslovan, pilot for the UniCredit Leasing Rally team.

About UniCredit Leasing

UniCredit Leasing is part of UniCredit, the financial, European group with the most extended network across Central and Eastern Europe. UniCredit Leasing offers financing services and associated services, such as operating leases, finance leases, as well as credit and insurance brokerage products through the following entities: UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN, UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management and UniCredit Insurance Broker.

UniCredit Bank is a “one-stop-shop” for financial services, supplying over 650.000 clients. The UniCredit Group is present in Romania through: UniCredit Bank, UniCredit Consumer Financing, UniCredit Leasing Corporation, UniCredit Insurance Broker, UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management, and UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions.

Media Contact:

press@unicreditleasing.ro

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