Bentley Motorsport and Mobil 1 have announced a new technical partnership between the two brands. The partnership builds on the existing relationship between Bentley Motors and Mobil 1; the oil has been the factory specification engine lubricant for over a decade.
During its inaugural racing season in 2014, the all-new Bentley Continental GT3 race car recorded a total of five podium finishes, including three race wins, both in the European Blancpain Endurance Series and the USA-based Pirelli World Challenge. The results also saw Bentley secure a second place finish in the Blancpain Endurance Series’ Drivers’ and Teams’ standings.
Mobil 1 has supplied Bentley with its 0W-30 Racing Oil, to lubricate the Continental GT3’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Mobil 1 claim the oil is able to deliver ‘unparalleled performance coupled with exceptional reliability and wear protection’, over a total race mileage of 18,000 miles (29,000 km).
“Our new Bentley Continental GT racer performed very well during its sucessful debut season,” explained Brian Gush, director of Bentley Motorsport. “Engine reliability in extreme conditions is clearly a key component in that success and with proven performance on the road, Mobil 1 was the obvious choice for a Technology Partner to support our motorsport efforts.”
“For more than a decade we have worked together to develop and deliver peak engine performance on the road across the Bentley Motors model range,” added Hauke Braack, ExxonMobil Strategic Global Alliances (SGA) manager. “Transferring this valuable knowledge from the road to the track has proved to be a winning strategy, and we look forward to evolving our relationship during this next round of testing and development for the upcoming season’s racing.”
Throughout 2015, Mobil 1 and Bentley Motorsport will continue to work together, as the Bentley Continental GT3 race car competes across four continents and for the first time competes in the ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain Sprint Series.