2020 is already shaping up to be an exciting and prominent year for Motul and the news that it has agreed a partnership with BMW M Motorsport is fundamental to this. The agreement sees Motul become an Official Partner to BMW M Motorsport, providing technical co-operation, expertise, and support to the successful BMW M Motorsport racing program in North America.
Announced at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and scene of BMW Team RLL’s 2019 victory, Motul is, of course, no stranger to America’s leading sports car racing series. Motul has been IMSA’s official lubricant partner and title sponsor of the prestigious Motul Petit Le Mans event for the last three years, but the new agreement sees Motul’s technical competition involvement step up significantly.
Motul aims to develop with BMW M Motorsport at the marque’s headquarters in Munich, Germany, a tailor-made lubricant specially formulated to suit the BMW M8 GTE’s V8 twin turbo-powered engine. BMW Team RLL, the Ohio-based team which was formed in 2009 by racing legend Bobby Rahal and which is entering its 12th consecutive season with BMW, will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech season with two GTLM entries which will be known as Motul BMW M8 GTEs.