Motul on Pole at Petit Le Mans
North America’s premier sportscar racing series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, reaches the conclusion of its 2018 season from October 10-13 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia with the 21st annual running of the Motul Petit Le Mans.
The 10-hour race, named after its famous big brother from France, and for which Motul is title sponsor for the second consecutive year, is run in front of huge crowds and finishes under the stars with exuberant celebrations for both race winners and season champions. As official lubricant partner and long-time key player for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the IMSA championship and Petit Le Mans is a perfect fit for Motul which has its roots in the USA. Some of the world’s best factory and privateer teams compete in three classes of competition in wheel-to-wheel, hard-fought action into the night, guaranteed to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
As well as being title sponsor, Motul kicks off the competitive elements of the weekend with the Motul Pole Award which is presented to the fastest driver in qualifying for Motul Petit Le Mans. Additionally, the event serves as the season finale to the four-race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. Core Autosport, a Motul supported team, has a chance to become the Prototype Class Champion while also looking for a podium finish in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
As such, endurance reliability is a key factor and Motul’s quality, high-performing 300V Motorsport Line includes a race-proven oil which has brought many teams to victory. Using race tracks as living laboratories for many years, Motul has developed and tested all its products in the toughest of conditions, including the RBF660 brake fluid which is specially designed to handle the extreme temperatures generated by racing brakes over many hours of competition. Motul cannot win the championship on its own for Core Autosport, but it can definitely play a vital part in the success of the team.
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 activities.
Motul is also recognised as a specialist in synthetic lubricants. Back in 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, based onf ester technology and developed from the aerospace industry.
Over the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and, collaborating with them, has played its part in further technological advancement in motorsport.
Motul provides support to those teams in international competitions such as 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), the FIA World Endurance Championship, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, the Japanese Super Formula Championship, the Blancpain Endurance Series, Dakar, Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, the FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, the MOTUL FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Roof of Africa and scores of others.
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