The joint history between the Tourist Trophy and Motul started in 2010, the year chosen by the French lubricant brand to team up with this legendary event as the Official Lubricant Partner. After years of cooperation between these two giants of motorsport, Motul has decided to invest more in 2016 by also becoming partner of the Classic TT, created 3 years before. Today, Motul is fully embedded within these two major global motorcycling events, evidence of a strong presence on the two-wheeler market, from competition to bikes for everyday use, both modern and classic vehicles. The Classic TT uses the same route as the Tourist Trophy, borrowing the tortuous roads of Snaefell Mountain. Reserved for motorcycles from days gone by, constructed between 1945 and 2004, the event attracts no less than 300 machines every year which will be roaring along between Friday 24 August and Monday 27 August.
As a partner for the event, Motul has not forgotten the competitive spirit of it at all, bringing its product and technical support to several teams. Team Classic Suzuki is one of them, deploying Danny Web on an RG500 Mk10 and Phil Crowe, who will, in turn, be riding an XR69, two riders who have already proven themselves in the TT. The York Suzuki team, which has had several successes in previous years, is also supported by Motul. The team will line up the famous Australian rider David Johnson, accompanied by Gary Johnson, two times winner of the TT in the Supersport Junior category.
If the oil used for modernised engines of the Classic TT is Motul famous 300V, developed and approved on the most demanding racing events in the world, classic bikes lovers can now rely on the Motul Historic Vehicle range which has been specially formulated to suit vehicles of different ages, for different use and for engines and gearboxes requiring varying viscosities and compatibilities.