Motul and its UK distributor Witham Motorsport are proud to be supplying the Motul product range as the ‘Official Lubricant Partner’ for the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship in the UK, the country’s premier asphalt rally championship. The participating teams benefit from access to the best technical lubricant advice and product range in the UK, including the ‘race proof’ Motul 300V synthetic engine oil, gear oils, brake fluids, coolants, car care products and much more.
Paul Morris, Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship Coordinator, said:
“After an intense amount of work to re-organise the 2022 calendar and reset the sporting and technical regulations, all achieved in a short space of time, we were delighted and very excited to have opened the season of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship on Epynt with such a high-quality entry. Epynt always provides a fantastic challenge and there was once again a fierce battle for overall and class points over the famous mid-Wales military roads. It was impossible to predict a winner beforehand, and that’s exactly the way we like it on Protyre Asphalt rallies!”
Richard Scarbrough, sales director at Witham Motorsport, added:
“Witham Motorsport was on-site at every stage supplying Motul oil products as well as our full fantastic product range in a one stop shop. From high performance Motul 300V motorsport lubricants to reliable top quality classic oils, coolants, brake fluids, and transmission fluids, they offer the competitor all they need for the best performance. We know we service reliable products, and that’s what benefits a heavily stressed rally engine.”
Motul ambassador Neil Roskell looking forward to 2022
Motul ambassador Neil Roskell enjoyed a wonderful 2021 season, finishing fourth overall on the 3 Shires and Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally and fifth on the PokerStars. His Epynt debut also netted a good haul of points, having overcome gearbox issues to finish 14th overall on last year’s Mewla Rally – and then he returned later in the year to win the rescheduled and non-championship Tour of Epynt. Third in the Protyre Asphalt drivers’ standings at the end of last year was a tremendous achievement and Roskell will start the 2022 season in his ND Civils/Collins Construction Ford Fiesta R5+ with Andrew Roughead co-driving.
A gorgeous Historic-spec Weir Rallying Escort Mk2 from Tom Llewellin
Another Motul ambassador Tom Llewellin will contest the full Protyre Asphalt Championship this year in a gorgeous Historic-spec Weir Rallying Escort Mk2. He and co-driver Jack Bowen gave the black beauty a pre-season shakedown run to eighth overall on the recent AGBO Stages Rally at Weston Park and will be a sight to behold on Epynt.
Andy Wait, head of UK Motul PCMO sales, said:
“Motul’s reputation in the UK motorsport arena is going from strength to strength. We are immensely proud and excited to be involved in such a wide variety of championships, including the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship and to have such special support from such an amazing collection of top end drivers and teams. Look out for further announcements of Motul partnerships over the coming weeks and months.”
Richard Scarbrough, sales director at Witham Motorsport, concluded:
“We are forging ahead to help grow our presence and product penetration in the UK automotive racing world. We are delighted to be working with our ambassadors and teams. From classic racing to high-tech performance, in just about every wheeled discipline through to powerboat racing, the 2022 season promises to be a very exciting year ahead for us!”