Making full use of Motul’s Heavy Duty range, the international lubricant specialist is technically supporting Rooster Racing in the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) Championship, one of the series which feeds into the FIA-sanctioned European Truck Racing Championship. The wishes of the many, many thousands of truck racing fans came true on 23/24th September at the home of endurance racing, Le Mans, with the first 100% truck racing event – the FIA ETRC, the French Cup for Trucks and the BTRA – joining the event as an unofficial round of the national championship. With the trucks shaking the ground and wowing the senses, it provided spectators with the ultimate entertainment and some heavy-duty racing action. From the four races over the weekend, Rooster Racing’s driver, Luke Taylor, scooped three 2nd places and one 3rd making it a dream weekend for the Manchester driver and “King Klaus”, his MAN racing-prepared truck. Motul has provided the team with the very specific products needed for this type of racing - Tekma Ultima + 5W30 engine oil, Gear Synt TDL 75W90 gearbox oil and Multi ATF power steering fluid, all of which which helped Rooster Racing towards their success.
Driver Luke Taylor explains more about how Motul made light work of the heavy-duty racing environment: “For a while we were having issues with the power steering which made the truck a lot more physical to drive through the corners. We had a chat with the Motul technical expert who straight away understood the problem and recommended we use Motul Multi ATF. From the minute we switched, at Le Mans, we notice a real improvement in the handling during the race and, of course, our results improved too. Definitely the best decision we’ve made!” Motul Head of Heavy-Duty, Keith Johnson, added: “We’ve been developing our range of products dedicated to HD and, as in the case of cars and powersports, the natural next step was to get involved in truck racing. As we’ve proved with other areas of motorsport, racing – and especially endurance racing – is the best laboratory and test bench to develop and test our products for wider consumer use. We’re delighted with this new collaboration with this promising team." ABOUT MOTUL Motul is a world-class French company specialized 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. Unanimously recognized for more than 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognized 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, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance & Sprint Series, MotoGP, World Superbike, MXGP, Endurance World Championship, Supercross, IOM TT, Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, F1 Boat and scores of others. MOTUL 119 boulevard Felix Faure - BP 94 93303 Aubervilliers Cedex - France Tel: + 33 (0) 1 48 11 70 00 Fax: + 33 (0) 1 48 33 28 79 www.motul.com