Motul named 'Official Motor Oil' of Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 20, 2017) – Watkins Glen International today announced a new partnership with Motul, naming the French producer of high-performance motor oils and industrial lubricants as the “Official Motor Oil” of the famed upstate New York circuit. 

The multi-year deal includes an on-site presence for Motul during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 29-July 2, and the United States Vintage Grand Prix, September 8-10, in addition to signage and ticket allotments. The agreement takes effect immediately.

“The quality of Motul products has been relied upon by those in the motorsports world for over 160 years,” said Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup. “We are thrilled to align ourselves with such a recognizable and trusted brand and look forward to working closely with them as part of our family.”

Founded in 1853, Motul is a world renowned French company, known for their mastery in making high performance lubricants (for motorbikes, cars and other types of vehicle.) In 1953, Motul created the first multigrade lubricant, and in 1966, they launched the first semi-synthetic multigrade lubricant and then the first 100% synthetic multigrade lubricant in 1971. The company is also represented in the industrial sector by its subsidiary MotulTech. Internationally recognized, Motul is involved in the highest level of competition in partnership with numerous manufacturers.

Over the years Motul has become the official provider for several race teams and manufacturers, so contributing to technological progress in motorsports. Motul is supporting teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance Series, Dakar, Motul Petit Le Mans, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, MotoAmerica, AMA Flat Track, World MX, FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, MOTUL FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Roof of Africa and score of others.

“We are honored to see Motul associated with The Glen, terrain of so many legendary battles on a race track. We are also very excited about that partnership with Watkins Glen for it proves our commitment to the US East Coast where our brand is making a strong push this year, both with Automotive and Powersport lubricants,” said Guillaume Pailleret, President of Motul North America.

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