Motul Asia Pacific is continuing its commitment to motorsports for the upcoming 2023 year, extending existing partnerships and forging new ones with several teams and athletes across two-wheel and four-wheel racing in various markets. Motul as a brand boasts 170 years of rich history in motorsports, having achieved incredible success both on and off the track. The French lubricant manufacturer values motorsports as the ultimate tool to constantly improve and refine its vast range of products for all categories, as it provides countless insights on the performance of its products under the harshest racing conditions in the Asian climate.
Motul’s range of high-performance products for 4-wheel motorsports features the flagship iconic lubricant, the Motul 300V, which has cemented its reputation in motorsport history as the ultimate fully synthetic lubricant for extracting the maximum out of the engine. This is supplemented by essential racing-grade additives like Gear Competition for seamless gearbox transmissions and RBF 660, specially designed to withstand the extreme temperature generated by racing brakes.
In 2022, Motul celebrated some notable achievements working with teams across the region. One of the highlights of the year was the successful partnership with Mercedes-AMG Official Performance Team Craft-Bamboo Racing, which saw the Motul brand being featured on the historic Bathurst 12 Hour podium, a monumental feat at one of the most challenging endurance events in the world. The brand also celebrated notable achievements at globally significant events held in Asia such as Super GT and Supercars Championship among others. Motul lubricants also powered the new Nissan Z GT500 to a stellar 3 victories out of the 8 rounds and 10 podiums, at least one in every race of the season to eventually clinch the Super GT title in 2022.
Building upon a successful year, Motul Asia Pacific is proudly extending its collaboration to several teams and events across the region:
Extensive support to the NISMO teams’ #3 and #23 Nissan Z GT500 in Super GT GT500
Lubricant partner for Team MUGEN in the Super Formula
Partner for the Blanchard Racing Team’s Todd Hazelwood in the Supercars Championship
Key part of Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Thailand’s racing programme in 2023, including their pursuit at the legendary 24 Hours of Nurburgring
Technical partner for Subaru Tecnica International in the GT300 class of Super GT and at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring
Official Lubricant Supplier at the resurgent Sepang 12 Hours, marking the return of one of the most revered endurance races in Asia
Motul has also forayed into the world of 2-wheel racing, producing incredible results with globally renowned teams. It plays an integral part in the brand’s product research and development for everyday bike users, which is a major market in the Eastern part of the world. Most popular products include the Motul 300V Factory Line, Motul 800 Factory Line 2T and RBF, which keep the motorcycles reliable while providing enhanced overall performance. In 2022, Motul-supported motorcycle teams in the FIM Endurance World Championship locked out the top-2 spots in the Team Rankings, showcasing the impact its lubricants create in endurance racing in two-wheel racing as well. Last year also marked the final season of Motul’s collaboration with the MotoGP Suzuki team which announced its exit from the championship.
As a result, Motul also places a key focus on partnerships for its Powersports division:
Title partner for the FIM Superbike World Championship
Title partnership with Yoshimura SERT Motul in the FIM Endurance World Championship
Global partnership with Ohvale bikes which are used exclusively in the MiniGP World Series on the Road to MotoGP
Lubricant Partner to Honda Asia Dream Racing, defending Asia Superbike 1000 champions in the Asia Road Racing Championship
Partner to the 2022 champions in the Asia Production 250 category of Asia Road Racing Championship, ManualTech Kawasaki
Title sponsor for the Motul TT Assen Dutch Grand Prix at MotoGP
Title sponsor for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan at MotoGP
Title sponsor for the MotoGP season finale at Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Title sponsor for the Indonesian Round of WSBK
These partnerships are not only an important factor for the success of the teams and drivers/riders but also an essential part of Motul’s product development process. Products undergo rigorous testing on the circuit so that everyday consumers can receive the best products for their vehicles. Motul remains steadfast in its approach to only providing products with proven performance to its discerning customers for daily use. All the products used by professional race teams are available for purchase through Motul’s network of distributors in the region. More details of Motul’s partnerships will follow as the 2023 racing season gets underway. Updates of on-track pursuits for all Motul-powered teams will be available through Motul’s social media pages.
Carlo Savoca | Chief Marketing Officer, Motul Asia Pacific
“Motul is proud to be a partner to several teams, showing the trust they have in our products and services. The success we have achieved together shows that our products have proven performance in the Asian climate. We remain committed to providing our discerning customers with the best lubricants on the market and these partnerships are helping us achieve that. We are excited to see what we can bring to our customers with our partners in 2023 and beyond.”
Jay Joel Ong | Motorsports and Sponsorship Lead, Motul Asia Pacific
“Motul has been a household name in motorsports for many years and we are proud to continue our relationship with so many successful teams. It is a mutually beneficial partnership where teams receive the best products to provide power and reliability to their championship contender and we are able to learn more about how our products perform under extreme conditions. Motorsports remains an important part of our continuous improvement process, allowing us to test our products in a real-world scenario. We are looking forward to having Motul featured on many more podiums this year!”