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Sunoco set to fuel British GT

Monday 2nd March 2015

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship is delighted to welcome back Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. as its official fuel and lubricants partner for the 2015 season.

Our race fuel division already supplies more than 22 different race series across the UK and Europe with high quality Sunoco Race fuels. And after three years away Sunoco is now set to return to the blue riband national championship that helped forge its reputation for quality and performance.1134065.jpg

As well as powering the entire British GT grid, the partnership will see Sunoco branding appear on all cars, driver overalls and trackside signage. British GT and Sunoco will also be working closely on cross-promotional opportunities throughout the season.

What's more, all British GT drivers will be eligible to score Sunoco Whelen Challenge (GT3) or Sunoco 200 Challenge (GT4) points that count towards prize drives during the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend.

Anders Hildebrand, MD of Anglo American Oil Company Ltd: "We are extremely pleased to again become the official fuel supplier of the British GT Championship. It was our first control fuel series back in 2001 and has been instrumental in the growth of Anglo American Oil Company. It feels as if we have come home again and we are really looking forward to working with the drivers, teams and SRO. British GT will also be a welcome addition to the Sunoco Whelen Challenge and the Sunoco 200 Challenge."  

British GT Championship Series Manager Benjamin Franassovici: "I'm delighted to welcome back Sunoco as British GT's official fuel and lubricants supplier. We have prior experience of their dedication and ability to produce fantastic racing products, so re-signing with them was a no-brainer for us. This partnership also opens up new commercial opportunities, including greater involvement with the Sunoco Challenge, which really appeals to our drivers.All in all it's a great move for British GT."

The opening round of this season's Avon Tyres British GT Championship takes place at Oulton Park over Easter Bank Holiday weekend (April 4-6).

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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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