SRO Motorsports Group is delighted to announce performance oil specialist Motul as the Official Lubricant Partner of Blancpain GT Series Asia, which kicks off its inaugural season at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this weekend (April 8/9).
Motorsport has been the globally-renowned French company’s primary proving ground since the 1950s. Its 300V Motorsport Line engine oil, lubricant and maintenance products are already trusted by drivers, teams and manufacturers competing around the world in a diverse range of categories such as Blancpain GT Series, MotoGP, World SBK, Super GT and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The company is also title sponsor of SRO’s Intercontinental GT Challenge season finale, the Motul Sepang 12 Hours. And that successful alliance has now led to Motul becoming Official Lubricant Partner of the region’s first pan-continental GT3 and GT4 championship.
Indeed, a bumper entry list featuring the likes of Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche will be at Sepang this weekend for the first of six events staged in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China throughout 2017.
All Blancpain GT Series Asia cars and driver overalls will feature prominent Motul branding, while a number of teams will also rely on Motul’s products.
Claire Lim, Chief Marketing Officer (APAC), High-Tech Lubricants AP Pte Ltd: “Four-wheeled racing has always had a strong following in Asia, and it is our pleasure to be associated with Blancpain GT Series Asia. We look forward to working closely with SRO to share our motorsport passion with racing enthusiasts in the region.”
Benjamin Franassovici, Blancpain GT Series Asia Championship Manager: “Motorsport is in Motul’s DNA, as evidenced by the incredible range of two- and four-wheel categories its products supply around the world. It’s therefore a real privilege for me, on behalf of SRO, to unveil such a trusted and established brand as our Official Lubricant Partner. It’s also validation of the championship’s credentials that a respected company like Motul should choose Blancpain GT Series Asia as a primary platform for promoting its products across the continent.”
The opening round of this season’s inaugural Blancpain GT Series Asia campaign begins at Sepang this weekend (April 8/9).
2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia Schedule
April 8/9 - Sepang, Malaysia
May 20/21 - Chang International Circuit, Thailand
June 24/25 - Suzuka, Japan
August 19/20 - Fuji Speedway, Japan
September 23/24 - Shanghai, China
October 21/22 - Zhejiang, China
Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its MotulTech activity.
Motul is also recognised as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry.
Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports.
Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Blancpain GT Series Asia, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance Series, Dakar, Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, MOTUL FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Roof of Africa and score of others.