GULF ANNOUNCED AS CASTLE COMBE CIRCUIT’S OFFICAL RACE FUEL PROVIDER AND TITLE RACE SERIES SPONSOR FOR THE CASTLE COMBE RACING CLUB’S FORUMLA FORD CHAMPIONSHIP
Global fuel giant Gulf has been confirmed as the Official Race Fuel Provider for Castle Combe Circuit throughout 2024 and a title sponsor for the Formula Ford Championship run by the Castle Combe Racing Club, which will compete at the circuit throughout the year.
The news means a range of Gulf’s fuel products will be readily available from the Wiltshire race track throughout the year, including the firm’s high-performance motorsport fuels, popular among track day-goers and racers.
Gulf will also be present at the entire calendar of 2024 race events held at Castle Combe Circuit in the form of a paddock-based trade stand where the firm’s team will offer support and discuss its products and services with race drivers, race teams, and spectators.
Founded in the USA over 100 years ago, the Gulf brand is globally recognised and trusted by millions of customers and has long held a close affiliation with motorsport. Initially backing the land speed record-breaking Morman Meteor in 1936, before rising to international prominence in the ‘60s and ‘70s when it teamed up with John Wyer of JW Automotive Engineering to enter various World Endurance Championship (WEC) races with the likes of Ford GTs and Porsche 917s – cars which helped propel the firm’s instantly recognisable powder blue and orange-coloured livery to global fame. This iconic Gulf orange disc-based branding will be embedded with Castle Combe in 2024, including trackside and paddock branding and inclusion in the circuit’s print media and digital media.
With countless endurance campaigns in the following decades, Gulf’s close connection with McLaren began as the sensational McLaren F1 GTR race car in the mid-nineties. Since then, the firm has supported almost all corners of the motorsport world, including links with Aston Martin, Nissan’s 4×4 Dakar Rally campaign, motorcycle racing and even a return to F1 in 2021 alongside McLaren.
Gulf Race Fuels’ specialised blends allow you, the racer, to extract every last ounce of power and torque from your engine without compromising reliability. The Gulf Race Fuels team will be on hand at every event to help advise you on what blend will perfectly match your needs.
Max Symonds, the circuit’s Commercial Manager, said about the partnership: “We are excited to welcome Gulf into Castle Combe Circuit for 2024. In addition to enabling us to fuel our track day and race customers throughout the season, having Gulf onboard will help us improve the circuit offering and promote motorsport excellence… I look forward to seeing the beautiful Gulf colours and logo around the site!”
Mark Gardner, Gulf Race Fuels’ business development manager, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to align Gulf Race Fuels with the historic and prestigious Castle Combe Circuit. This partnership represents a commitment to excellence and a shared dedication to pushing the boundaries of performance in motorsports. We look forward to contributing to the success of events at Castle Combe and providing competitors with the advanced fuel solutions they need to achieve their best results on the track.”