As the UK heads towards the widespread reopening of motorsports venues, Castle Combe Circuit has signed a partnership agreement which sees Motul becoming the Official Lubricant Brand of both the famous Wiltshire race track and the Castle Combe Racing Club.
In a deal in which Motul also takes over title sponsorship of one of Castle Combe’s most popular race series - the Hot Hatch Challenge - the global oil brand has forged another important link with both the motorsport community and the UK’s preparation & tuning sector.
“We are extremely pleased to have signed this significant new agreement with Castle Combe Circuit and Racing Club, in what is already a hugely noteworthy year for Motul, with it being the 50th anniversary of our flagship 300V motor oil which, of course, has its roots in motorsport,” enthuses Andy Wait, Motul’s UK and Ireland Business Development Manager. “The circuit is in a growth phase and we are delighted to be part of this. Hopefully we will be able to contribute to both the development of this popular race track and to expanding the reach of circuit and racing club alike.”
The partnership will feature permanent Motul branding trackside, on the podium and on the Castle Combe website - as well as some additional branding on race days. It will also see collaborative activities to help bring the benefit of Motul expertise to the circuit’s car racing club and to competitors at the Castle Combe track, in general.
“We are delighted to have secured Motul as Castle Combe’s Official Lubricant Partners,” comments Castle Combe Sales and MarketingDirector, Tom Davis. ”Motul is one of the biggest and most active lubricant brands in the sport worldwide, so this is somewhat of a coup. Like us, they have ambitious plans and I look forward to us being able to work together to our mutual benefit, and also, I believe, to that of competitors and enthusiasts. Our reach is ever expanding, with a great social media presence and, of course, our own Combe TV show, on which we look forward to featuring our new partners in the months to come.”
The Motul CCRC Hot Hatch Challenge - as pictured above - will kick off on Monday 5th April.
Castle Combe Circuit - Tom Davis: TomD@castlecombecircuit.co.uk +44(0) 7881 827517
Motul UK Media - Simon Maurice: firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0) 7771 597961
Motul UK Trade - Andy Wait: email@example.com +44(0) 7885 456303
Motul has a long history in the automotive world, having been established in 1853 and developing the first multigrade engine lubricant in 1953. 1966 was a hallmark year in Motul’s pursuit of invention with the creation of ‘Century 2100’ - the inaugural first semi synthetic oil, hailed by the whole automotive sphere as the industry’s next catalyst to high performance.
In 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines based on technology from the aeronautical industry. 300v was born, and using today’s technology, is considered as the benchmark in motorsports.
Motul continues to develop its lubricant technology today and is involved in the triumphs of many global racing teams from the Dakar Rally to Goodwood Revival. Motul has also developed strong technical agreements and cooperation with some of the world's most quality-minded and reliable Original Equipment Manufacturers: Honda HRC, Suzuki, Aprilia, MV Agusta, Nissan Nismo, Toyota, and Subaru as well as the most premium high performance engineering companies such as Brabus and APR.
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