motorsport


BP, Castrol and McLaren sign deal

Lubes and fuel technology ties up with British supercar producer.

Tags: automotive industry, BP, Europe, motorsport, OEM Equipment

6th March, 2017        

Total continues partnership with Kia and Formula One

Total will remain Kia Motors Corp.’s preferred aftermarket lubricants supplier for Kia vehicles for another five years while the French oil major will supply technical assistance to the Renault/Red Bull F1 team.

Tags: Asia, Europe, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Total

4th May, 2016        

Aston's 90 second oil change

The Nexcel removable container packages oil and filter into one unit and takes only 90 seconds for an oil change.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, motorsport, OEM Equipment

27th November, 2015        

Valvoline builds new HQ in Lexington

Valvoline has begun building a new $35 million headquarters on in Kentucky

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, motorsport, N America, Valvoline

27th November, 2015        

Fastest mile...on two wheels

Terry Grant drove more than a mile while balancing his car on two wheels up the legendary Goodwood Hillclimb.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, Nissan

30th June, 2015        

The perfect Porsche lap app

Porsche Track Precision is a new smartphone app which records data for Porsche owners taking their supercars on race circuits.

Tags: automotive industry, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Porsche

9th June, 2015        

Project M city car on the stocks with help from Shell

Shell is collaborating with Professor Gordon Murray and Osamu Goto to produce a practical city car.

Tags: F1, Lubes tech, motorsport, Shell

7th May, 2015        

Millers Oils to supply Caterham and Motul to partner Nissan Nismo

Millers OIls will be the chosen lubes supplier for Caterham Cars while Nissan Nismo has confirmed partnershipw ith Motul Lubricants.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, motorsport, Nissan

10th March, 2015        

Shell Lubricants and Hyundai maintain their collaboration

Shell to remain preferred aftermarket motor oil supplier for Hyundai worldwide for the next five years.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th February, 2015        

Instant science helps Shell & Ferrari trackside

The Ferrari/Shell team analysis of lubes must meet new F1 rules, requiring a trackside lab.

Tags: F1, Ferrari, Lubricants, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Shell

5th November, 2014        

Mercedes AMG and Petronas collaborate over lubes

Petronas’ scientific team are using Mercedes F1 fuel and lubes technology to meet road car consumer demands.

Tags: Asia, Europe, F1, Lubricants, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Petronas

6th October, 2014        

$38m for a second hand car

A classic Ferrari has set a new auction record, at a sale in California.

Tags: And finally, Ferrari, motorsport, N America

8th September, 2014        

Rosneft and Avtovaz agreement strengthens relationship

Russian partners have signed an agreement which includes factory fill, industrial lubes supply and sponsorship.

Tags: motorsport, OEM Equipment, Rosneft, Russia

4th September, 2014        

First all-Chinese line up announced for Le Mans

TOTAL Lubricants and Michelin sponsor the OAK Racing Team Asia for the 24hr circuit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, motorsport, Total

21st May, 2014        

Karlsson becomes first woman rallycrosser

Ramona Karlsson is set to become the first woman to drive in the FIA World Rallycross Championships

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, Scandinavia

8th April, 2014        

Driving you up the wall

Racing cars could reach their fastest speeds around 90 degree banking, according to research.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, N America

1st April, 2014        

Castrol to partner Bloodhound supersonic car project

Castrol has signed up as a partner to the Bloodhound supersonic car project which aims to set a new land speed record of 1000mph.

Tags: Africa, And finally, Castrol, Europe, motorsport

7th March, 2014        

Four wheel vehicle barrel roll

Adrian 'Wildman' Cenni manages the first recorded (planned) barrel roll of a four wheel driver vehicle at the Baja 1000 race.

Tags: And finally, motorsport, S America

27th November, 2013        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 154

The re-balance in the lubricants economy; UEIL conference contributions, refining over-capacity squeezes the oil majors and the Middle East enters the fray and how the lubes industry is helping to drive F1.

Tags: Europe, Kline, Middle East, motorsport, North America, UEIL, View from the Bridge

11th November, 2013        

The dark art of driving... blindfolded

F1 racer David Coulthard gets a driving less from and Dynamo magician he'll never forget.

Tags: And finally, Europe, F1, motorsport

8th August, 2013        

Paris Peking rally has all the drama

The 5th Paris Peking Rally has its usual share of drama, excitement and tragedy.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe, motorsport

21st June, 2013        

Flipping amazing!

A daring motorcycle stunt has gone viral as a New Zealand motocrosser takes to the air.

Tags: And finally, Australasia, motorsport

25th April, 2013        

Motorsport welcomes first hydrogen-powered car

A prototype Aston Martin will be the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international motorsport event.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech, motorsport

17th April, 2013        

You break it, you buy it, says Beijing court

Latest judgement could have expensive impact on test driving a new car in China

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Europe, motorsport

22nd March, 2013        

Citroën scales down WRC victories as reality bites

Citroën has unveiled a scale model of Sebastian Loeb's nine World Rally Championship victories, but real life bites back.

Tags: And finally, Castrol, Europe, motorsport

8th March, 2013        

It's flippin Mini madness

Don't try this at home...Mini shows snowboarders how it's done.

Tags: And finally, Europe, Mini, motorsport

6th March, 2013        

Loeb wins Monte as Mini dominates Dakar

Sebastian Loeb took his seventh Monte Carlo Rally victory as Stephane Peterhansel clinched another win on the gruelling Dakar Rally

Tags: And finally, Europe, Mini, motorsport, S America

9th February, 2013        

Motorsport ends a record-breaking season

FI and Rallying see record-breaking Champions; report on World Touring Cars

Tags: And finally, Brazil, Europe, F1, motorsport

7th December, 2012        

Life's a drag for a 13-year old

A 13 year-old school girl is setting the drag racing world alight.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, N America

15th August, 2012        

Electric R8 sets new Nurburgring record

An electric Audi has set a new lap record at Germany's Nurburgring race circuit

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, motorsport

14th August, 2012        

A chance to buy motorsport history

Racing legend Ayrton Senna's first F1 car up for sale

Tags: And finally, Brazil, motorsport

4th April, 2012        

Endurance racing takes a new shape.

Nissan has revealed its revolutionary new car which could change the shape of the Le Mans 24 Hour.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, Nissan

2nd April, 2012        

Great Wall and Total sign co-op agreement

French lube producer signs a co-operation deal with China's largest SUV manufacturer.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, Great Wall, motorsport, Total

27th February, 2012        

Bike champ aims for a road licence

A World MotoGP Champion has admitted that he is yet to pass his test for a road licence

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport

23rd February, 2012        

Ice, rally, 4x4 - can't be a Ferrari?

A World Rally Champion takes the new Ferrari FF snow rallying

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, Ferrari, motorsport

9th February, 2012        

Yamaha loses and gains oil sponsors

Yamaha's MotoGP team loses its key lubes sponsor but gains a new name for 2012

Tags: And finally, Asia, Bikes, motorsport, Petronas

6th January, 2012        

Nissan gamers race for real

It started as a game, but now Grand Tourismo players will take part in a real race.

Tags: And finally, Middle East, motorsport, Nissan

6th January, 2012        

Mumbai crowds wowed by drag racer

Gulf Oil took one of the world's fastest motorcycles for a blast in Mumbai

Tags: And finally, India, motorsport

28th December, 2011        

Loeb is Champion but Rossi's on his trail

Sebastian Loeb crowned World Rally Champion but 'biker Valentino Rossi runs him close in Monza.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport

1st December, 2011        

Red Bull and Citroen clinch titles

Red Bull seals F1 Championship as Citroen takes its seventh World Rally crown

Tags: And finally, Asia, Europe, F1, motorsport

27th October, 2011        

Ducati claims 300th Superbike victory

Another victory for Ducati takes the marque's World Superbike Championship tally to 300

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport

4th August, 2011        

Mission accomplished for 'Mean Green'

Volvo's hybrid truck achieves record-breaking goals in Sweden.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, motorsport, Volvo

8th July, 2011        

Slip sliding away

Merc driver sets world drifting record.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport

7th July, 2011        

Mini returns to rallying

Mini has returned to World Championship rallying after an absence of 40 years.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, Mini, motorsport

23rd May, 2011        

Closest ever World Rally result

Citroen were involved in the closest World Rally event ever recorded.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China and finally, Middle East, motorsport

29th April, 2011        

38,000 hail Ducati MotoGP in Bologna

Tens of thousands of Bolognese helped to launch the Ducati season and celebrate news of a new factory

Tags: And finally, Bikes, Europe, motorsport

10th March, 2011        

Mercedes suspends its F1 car.

The Mercedes CP Petronas F1 Team has suspended a car in the name of art.

Tags: Europe, F1, motorsport, Petronas

9th March, 2011        

Plato takes a bath but wins the day

British Touring Car's Chevrolet racing drivers really took a bath, but still came up gleaming in the end.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, motorsport

12th October, 2010        

Loeb clinches record rally title

Sebastian Loeb sealed his seventh World Rally Championship title in front of his home crowd.

Tags: And finally, motorsport

6th October, 2010        

Rally coup for Chinese tyre maker

Chinese tyre maker, DMACK, have signed an exclusive deal for the 2011 World Rally Championship.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, motorsport

20th September, 2010        

Honda and Audi set motorsport records

Honda set a new record for victories at the famous Isle of Man TT motorcylce races, while Audi clinched another 1-2-3 Le Mans win.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport

16th June, 2010        

And Finally... Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

The battle for the FIA leadership heats up ahead of election; Singapore nightmare and celebration for Renault in F1; Fiat launches its 500 rally car; it's all in the name, and lubricants that bring back memories.

Tags: F1, Lubricants, motorsport, test

3rd October, 2009        

Sports News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

The power battle in Formula One continues to rumble on, although a candidate for FIA "transparency" may be on the horizon. Neste Oil get a celeb boost for their international rally and Shell takes half its rally car to India.

Tags: F1, Lubricants, motorsport

13th July, 2009        

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