Motul has agreed a new multi-year partnership with GCK Motorsport, the sport and media flagship of Green Corp Konnection (GCK).
The lubricants brand says this new venture “reflects its desire to move forward with partners who share the same philosophies, with GCK using motorsport as a lab to develop technological solutions for tomorrow’s mobility”.
The 360 degree partnership will combine innovative, industrial, technical, and racing elements and will include Motul’s activities in the Dakar Rally plus its involvement in the brand new FIA World Rally-Raid Championship and the FIA World Rallycross Championship with GCK’s Lancia Delta Evo-e RX.
Motul says it will be working with GCK Motorsport to demonstrate that tomorrow’s new energy-powered cars will be capable of driving longer and even more efficiently, combining reliability and high-performance from race to road.
Motul will be supporting GCK Motorsport on its 2022 Dakar Rally entry using a bio-fuelled powertrain and partner its development programme of a hydrogen-powered car destined for competition in 2023/24.
The partners will also focus on the FIA World Rallycross Championship, which will go electric this year. All programs will see Motul’s pioneering R&D department, develop and test the latest products linked to tomorrow’s mobility under completely new racing conditions.
GCK Motorsport has established itself as a pioneer in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) and its ambitious, multi-year cross-country development plan aligns well with Motul’s own motorsport innovation strategy, according to GCK and GCK Motorsport chief executive Eric Boudot.
“Motul will support every stage of our cross-country programme, from bio-fuel in 2022 to hydrogen in 2024, and will also be part of our return to the 2022 FIA World Rallycross Championship in our bespoke-built GCK Lancia Delta Evo-e RX,” he said.
“It is incredibly reassuring to have a global brand known for its quality products and competitive applications join us on this journey and challenge, supporting us in our aims to achieve optimum performance and reliability across our motorsport programmes and beyond.”
Christophe Lacroix, Motul chief innovation and sustainability officer added: “As a company which has always prided itself on, and been driven by, its innovative spirit and passion for new technology, we are fully invested in new technologies such as EV, hybrid, fuel cell, hydrogen.
“As these technologies continue to be introduced into the motorsport world, we are excited to be partnering with experts in these specialized fields.”
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