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GoPro Race Driver Tyler McQuarrie Wins GTS Class in Toyo World Challenge Race at Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif., April 19, 2010 – GoPro® sponsored race driver, Tyler McQarrie, celebrated his first World Challenge victory at Long Beach in a Lotus Exige S from LPL Motorsports. This was Tyler’s first World Challenge race and also marks the first win at Long Beach for Lotus since Mario Andretti in 1978. Having received the car just five weeks before the race, Tyler’s team worked around the clock to prepare the car. The team effort helped Tyler qualify the LPL Motorsports Lotus on pole and an eventual flag to flag win in the race.

“The team pulled all nighters and really worked their butts off to get the car ready. I cannot be more thrilled with the way things turned out. I had my HD HERO camera mounted to the side of my helmet during the race and qualifying and I’m stoked to be able to watch it when I get home both to relive the win and see where I could have gone faster.”

“This is a huge win for Tyler and we’re fired up to watch his GoPro footage and relive his win in HD. Knowing Tyler from the track, this victory comes as no surprise. He’s a world class race driver and I’d expect him to be fighting for wins in any competitive car he drives. Hopefully the rest of us can learn a thing or two from watching his GoPro video.”

The race will be broadcasted on the VERSUS cable network on May 1 at 4:30 PM Eastern.

GoPro is also a sponsor of the Falken Tire drift team, which Tyler is a member.

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