Motul was officially named as the official lubricant partner of the Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) for 2017.
“It is our goal to take the Motul brand name into popular racing circuits embedded in North America’s culture,” said Guillaume Pailleret, president of Motul, North America. “Partnering with the SRTC as well as the Canadian Rally Championship for the year ahead provides our operation with great potential for exposure and establishing Canadian networks.”
SRTC’s vehicles are maintained and serviced by Rocket Rally Racing. They boast seven National Overall Rally Championships, as well as five North American Titles.
SRTC is the factory rally team for Subaru Canada. In 2016, Subaru Rally Team Canada driver, Antoine L’Estage, a nine-time Canadian Drivers Champion and his 2016 co-driver, Darren Garrod won the Canadian Rally Championships and, in doing so, awarded Subaru Canada a record 12th manufacturer title. For 2017, Antoine is rejoined by Alan Ockwell — a four-time Canadian Co-Drivers Champion — to campaign for another record title.
“We are excited to re-ignite this partnership with Rocket Rally after a long absence,” said Li-Jay Chu, Motul Communications & Activation manager for North America. “This partnership is going to give us the ability to demonstrate the technical strengths of our engine oils and lubricants, and we’re incredibly excited to see it in action at this year’s Canadian Rally Championship.”
The Canadian Rally Championship series was officially launches in 1957, making it the longest-running national motorsport series in Canada. The championship is comprised of seven rounds: three in British Columbia, one in Ontario and three in Quebec.