Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology for more than 120 years. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through the support of a mobile competitions department, which would set up its marquee at every possible competition, race or record attempt. During the 1920s and 1930s, this department supplied racing-grade oil to motorsport pioneers such as Sir Malcolm Campbell and directly supported 18 new land speed records.

Castrol Classic Oils has announced that its commitment to the historic, vintage and classic vehicle sector is expanding with the launch of our Motorsport Division. It will support and assist motorsport enthusiasts in the following areas:

  • Supply of racing lubricants
  • Sponsorship
  • Events and event support

The experts within this new department are available to assist individuals taking part at grassroots level, all the way to high-profile race teams competing on the international stage. From specialist engine, gearbox and axle oils to performance brake fluids, greases and coolants, our new Motorsport Division can supply the necessary products – often at a specially discounted rate.

Technical advice is readily available from within the team as well as our extensive network of specialists, while limited sponsorship is also offered where appropriate. And continuing Castrol’s long tradition of on-site support, the Motorsport Division can offer much more than lubrication. It can help bring events to life with everything from vehicles and marquees to authentic pit lane displays, all in the distinctive green, white and red colours that have been synonymous with the brand since the early 1900s.

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