Noida, 18 March 2015: Stuart Oliver representing Castrol Team Vecton retained his Tata Motors T1 Prima truck racing title held at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. Castrol India sponsored Team Vecton with two Prima Trucks, driven by former British Truck Racing Association Champions Stuart Oliver and Oly Janes.
Commenting on the performance of Castrol Team Vecton, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited said, “Castrol has a rich legacy of motorsport and we are proud to be titled the undefeated champions of T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. We, alongside TATA, hope to popularize truck racing in India and add Indian drivers to this league in the coming future.”
Ravi Kirpalani added, “Castrol has supported the championship by co-engineering an engine oil with TATA for the trucks racing here. The new Vecton RX is aimed at increasing the fuel efficiency of TATA trucks by 3%, saving substantial amounts of diesel as well as operating costs. This is yet another step towards strengthening our partnership with TATA Motors.”
Stuart Oliver, Winning Driver of Castrol Vecton team said “It is always an amazing feeling to be the defending champion and I would like to thank Team Castrol Vecton for their continuous support and belief in me. I would not miss out the opportunity to thank all the fans for coming out and cheering for all the drivers. I look forward for the next season of the championship.”
The Tata Motors and Castrol association began in 1985 when Tata Motors endorsed Castrol CRD. The current “After Market” tie up with Tata Motors is more than a decade old and has gone from strength to strength over time. The partnership has paved the way for development of Technology break through engine and Driveline fluids. It ushered the first joint development and manufacture of the first OEM endorsed engine oil in the Industry. The Castrol Rx Super Max delivers 1.5 % fuel economy for the Tata Motors fleet.
Historically, Castrol has long been associated with international motorsport. As a technological leader in the lubricant industry, the partnership with TATA Motors on this initiative does not only serve to showcase Castrol’s superior product capabilities, but strengthens the brand proposition within the commercial vehicle fraternity.