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From the Track to Your Tank: Motul’s Racing Heritage

By Brad Nash

Tue Oct 20 2015

In 1953, a French company named Motul began paving their way into the rapidly expanding automotive market. Starting from the very beginning with the highest quality oils, lubricants and soon earning a world wide reputation for quality across all markets. From standard passenger cars, to the classics of the 50s, 60s and 70s, to the highest performance modern engines coming out of Europe, all Motul products have benefitted from a proud history of research and testing in some of the world’s harshest arenas. As we celebrate the launch of our latest product range from Motul, we thought it was only right to pay homage to some of them.



Motul Motorsport Spares Box
Image: Motul


Motul has long been Nissan Motorsport’s partner in the development of OE-Level and race-spec oils for their finest performance cars. These include the famous Nissan R35 GT-R, as well as the NISMO Edition Skyline GT-R’s that made Nissan a performance powerhouse in the 1990s. Motul oils have also found their way into the use of Nissan’s various race team, including their entry for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours as well as their famed Japanese Super GT car.


Le Mans

Motul Motorsport Spares Box
Image: KCMG


Motul have become a trusted name by many Le Mans series competitors throughout both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series. The most notable of these teams, aside from the aforementioned Nissan Racing team, is Hong Kong’s KCMG, who were assisted by Motul in guiding their Oreca 05 into the LMP2 class win (and 9th overall) at both this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and 6 Hours of the Nurburgring.


Motorcycle Racing

Spares Box Motul Motorsport
Image: Motul


Motul have made themselves known in Australia as one of the country’s most respected names in motorcycle oils and lubricants, and for good reason. Drive past a specialist motorcycle workshop and there’s a good chance that they’ll have a Motul Sign, and that’s because Motul have developed their motorcycle oil to a point where it’s recognised as some of the best by teams throughout MotoGP, World Superbikes, the Isle of Man TT, Supercross and Trial Biking.


World Rally

Motul Motorsport Spares Box
Image: Motul


Motul’s competition oils are designed to operate in the most extreme conditions, across the highest range of temperatures and RPM. For this reason, Motul have earned a name as a trusted partner for many teams throughout the World Rally Championship and the new, booming World RallyCross Championship. Some of the world’s most demanding Rally Raid teams have also demanded the kind of quality that Motul provides, in arenas such as the Paris-Dakar where there is no room for mechanical error.

To check out more about Motul’s outstanding product range for your car, check out this article. We’ve also cut through the jargon and busted some of the myths surrounding engine oils, which you can read about here.