Vichy, France / Duisburg, Germany, August 22, 2022
As part of its global partnership with IRONMAN, VinFast, the Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, will proudly become the title partner for IRONMAN Vichy in France and IRONMAN 70.3 Duisburg in Germany. These events provide an opportunity to impress attendees with an early look at VinFast's smart electric SUV VF 8.
VinFast will be the Title Partner and the Exclusive Electric Vehicle Partner of VinFast IRONMAN® Vichy taking place on August 21, and VinFast IRONMAN® 70.3® Duisburg taking place next weekend on August 28.
At the events, attendees will receive first-hand experiences with the world-class design by Pininfarina and the advanced technologies of the D-segment eSUV VF 8. Deliveries to European customers are expected to begin by the end of this year.
Ms Ho Thanh Huong, CEO of VinFast in Europe, said: “VinFast is delighted to support IRONMAN Vichy and IRONMAN 70.3 Duisburg and the athletes competing. Training to conquer the what may be perceived as impossible is the way of IRONMAN champions, and also reflects VinFast's journey of ‘making the impossible possible.’ We hope our EVs deeply inspire IRONMAN athletes and European audiences to join the electrified mobility revolution for a more sustainable future for all."
In addition to the events in Vichy and Duisburg, VinFast is also a premier partner for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Europe events in Wales, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Portugal in 2022. Thousands of athletes will attempt to qual
ify for the respective 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship at Lahti, Finland at each of these events.
In July, VinFast and the IRONMAN group signed a comprehensive global partnership agreement making VinFast the first-ever Naming Rights Partner of the IRONMAN U.S. Series from 2022, the Title Partner for the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship and the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, all continuing through 2025. Additionally, VinFast will be the Premier Partner and Exclusive Electric Vehicle Partner of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Series in the U.S., Europe, and Asia through 2025.
VinFast - a member of Vingroup – envisioned to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://www.vinfastauto.eu
Established in 1993, Vingroup is one of the leading private conglomerates in the region, with a total capitalization of $35 billion from three publicly traded companies (as of November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: Technology and Industry, Services and Social Enterprise. Find out more at: https://www.vingroup.net/en
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com