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Wednesday 25th March 2015

PETRONAS APPOINTED AS THE OFFICIAL LUBRICANTS PARTNER OF THE 2015 AVON TYRES BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP

PETRONAS Lubricants International is proud to be appointed as the official lubricants partner of the 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. PETRONAS is taking part in the event together with its partner, Anglo American Oil Company Ltd.

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia, is the technical resource behind PETRONAS’ Technical Partnership to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, and is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Fluid Technology Solutions™ program.

The experience gained by PETRONAS in both F1 and other motorsport activities, has inspired the development of the PETRONAS Syntium range of lubricants. This new high-tech lubricant range is suitable for all new generation engine requirements.
Tony Lowe, Head of Market Great Britain, said: “PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™ provide an intelligent approach to your fluid requirements that maximizes performance through tailor-made product offerings and expert services.
The extreme conditions experienced through today’s key motorsport activity serve to prove the superior performance associated with the PETRONAS brand and we are extremely proud that The British GT Championship has appointed PETRONAS as their Official lubricants partner for the 2015 season.”

Anders Hildebrand, Managing Director of Anglo American Oil Company Ltd, said: "I'm delighted that PETRONAS has become the official lubricants partner of British GT. We started marketing PETRONAS oils to high performance garages earlier in January 2015 and this announcement will help to grow the awareness of PETRONAS in this particular sector that we plan to expand into.”
Benjamin Franassovici, British GT Championship Coordinator, said: " It's great to have a partner like PETRONAS being part of British GT, we are looking forward to some close racing this season and this is another plus for our series."


Petronas Lubricants Great Britain Ltd
Santena House, 15 Alban Park,
Hatfield Road, St. Albans,
Hertfordshire AL4 0JJ,
England
www.pli-petronas.co.uk


About PETRONAS Lubricants International
PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) is the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia. Established in 2008, PETRONAS Lubricants International manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants products in over 80 markets globally. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, PLI has over 30 marketing offices in 23 countries, managed through regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Turin, Belo Horizonte, Chicago and Durban.
Currently ranked among the top 15, PLI is driving an aggressive business growth agenda to secure its position as a leading global lubricants company, at the forefront of the industry.


In the UK, the company is represented by PETRONAS Lubricants Great Britain Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.pli-petronas.co.uk.

For enquiries, please contact:
Deborah Pozzessere
Manager
Communication Department Europe
PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD
Via Santena 1, 10029 Villastellone (To), ITALY
T: +39 (011) 9613 639 (DL)
M: +39 (366) 5642606

FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. distribute Sunoco Race fuels throughout UK, Europe and the Middle East. We compliment these fuels with a range of pitstop products; Driven Racing Oil, R Racing fuels and lubricants, ISC racers tape, PJ1 trackbite, Tuff Jugs and Kleers car care products. As of 2015 we are pleased to announce an addition to our portfolio, PETRONAS Oil which is aimed at current road car requirements. We will also continue to fuel over 20 championships throughout Europe. For more information please go to www.aaoil.co.uk.

The Sunoco Whelen Challenge is provided in partnership with Whelen Engineering in the USA and Anglo American Oil Company Ltd in the UK, and allows drivers from selected Sunoco-fuelled championships to compete against each other throughout the season. Using a unique points system, the driver with the highest number of points at the end of the year will be named 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner.Their prize is a fully paid-for race seat in the Action Express Racing-run Whelen-sponsored Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24At Daytona in January 2016.

The Sunoco 200 Challenge is run by Anglo American Oil Company Ltd and will provide the winner, from additional eligible series, with a race seat in the Sunoco liveried Chevrolet Camaro during the 200-mile endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Eligible series for 2015 season will be announced soon. For more information please visit www.sunocochallenge.com.

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