Honda has extended its technical partnership with Motul for the 2019 FIM Endurance World Championship and on the Roads for the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT. The lubricant company will continue to be the exclusive supplier for both teams.
Motul has been a lubricant and oil supplier to the Honda roads and endurance teams since 2012, where they have enjoyed success with multiple wins and podiums at the TT, as well as finishing 3rd in the Endurance World Championship last year.
Motorsport has been Motul’s prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps in racing in the 1950s. For the 2019 season Motul will supply the Honda teams with a tailor made engine oil. This experimental lubricant has been formulated in Motul’s new Japanese laboratory, and is designed to meet the most demanding constraints experienced during 24-hour races and the 37.73-miles of the Isle of Man TT.
Motul’s product will not only be used inside the engine but also to maintain the Fireblades. Honda trusts Motul RBF 660 to operate the braking system and MC Care range will be the only care and maintenance product used for taking care of both bikers’ equipment and bikes. Motul looks forward to pursing this partnership with Honda, starting with the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans (20-21 April).
Romain Grabowski, Motul External Communication Manager:
“Trust is one of the most important elements in any working relationship, and the length of the partnership between Honda Europe and Motul is all the proof needed of their faith in us. Our involvement with the official Honda teams in these two prestige events and the FIM EWC is valued greatly for many reasons, but we never take for granted that faith. We never stop working together to find the optimal technical solutions for competition use, to stretch the limits of what is known now to enhance the future. Motorsport has always been Motul’s living laboratory to develop and test products, and to be able to do that with prestigious partner such as Honda is invaluable.”
Jonny Twelvetrees, Honda Team Manager – Roads and EWC:
“It’s great to have the technical partnership with Motul extended for another year; we have a strong history and relationship with the company so it was an obvious choice to continue. Throughout both championships we have enjoyed success with the Fireblade over the years, with fantastic engine performance across roads and endurance. Both disciplines are extremely hard on the machines across the 24-hour races and over six laps of the TT, but we know with Motul’s products that everything will be ticking over and it’s one less thing to have to worry about during a race. I’m looking forward to what will hopefully be a successful 2019 season for both Honda teams.”