Motul announces 2017 key partnerships in competitive Japanese Superbike Championship

01.02.2017

Motul announces 2017 key partnerships in competitive Japanese Superbike Championship

Motul, the specialist manufacturer of high performance lubricants for both motorcycles and automobiles, announces its supporting activities in the 2017 MFJ Superbike Championship Series.

  • As the partner of the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM, fighting for an unprecedented six consecutive championship title in the MFJ Superbike Championship Series

Yamaha factory racing team achieved a glorious run of five consecutive championships in the 1000cc Class, the Japanese Superbike Series’ top class, for the first time in the Series’ history. They have taken seven championships in total, and in 2017 they aim for the sixth consecutive title. Through those consecutive years, Motul is highly honored to have been Yamaha's partner in the challenge.

  • After 30 years, the Yoshimura Suzuki Motul racing team returns

Motul’s logo will be back on the machines developed by Yoshimura for the first time since 1986. The mighty Yoshimura Motul team will compete together in the Japanese Superbike Championship Series' 1000cc Class. They will also compete at the Suzuka 8 Hours Road Race of the World Endurance Championship Series. With Suzuki’s new GSX-1000 bike, the team is currently developing the most powerful and the lightest machine so far. The clear aim is to regain the team crown in the one-liter class. For Suzuki and Yoshimura fans, Motul, too, is throwing all its effort and expertise into developing the machine.

  • Moriwaki Engineering and Motul continue their close ties

Using the new Honda CBR1000RR (Moriwaki-tuned), Motul joins together with Moriwaki Engineering as the Moriwaki-Motul Racing team in the Japanese Superbike Championship Series. Also, the team returns after nine years to the Suzuka 8 Hours Road Race of the World Endurance Championship Series. The new machine, with greatly reduced weight and increased power, is showing high potential and superb handling. Renewing its contract as technical partner, Motul is again fighting for the podium with Moriwaki Engineering.

© 2017 Motul

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