Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Holly Frontier business has renewed the partnership with FIA European Truck Racing Championship team, Truck Sport Lutz Bernau.
As a core sponsor to the team, Petro-Canada Lubricants is set to supply all the lubricants and greases used throughout the racing truck driveline, including a specially formulated DURON™ racing engine oil.
“It’s fantastic to be teaming up with Truck Sport Lutz Bernau for another year. Our partnership is based on our mutual commitment to use best-in-class technology and innovative products to demonstrate efficiency and competitive edge,” said Tony Weatherill, global marketing director, automotive and transportation, Petro-Canada Lubricants. “It’s an exciting season ahead – nine races in nine different countries across six months – so endurance and reliability will be key. We’re proud to be supporting that challenge with our DURON™ brand and no doubt watching the Lutz Bernau team reach the podium.”
The Truck Sport Lutz Bernau team has signed Spanish racing driver, Antonio Albacete, as its principal driver for 2017. With a career in FIA racing spanning over a decade, Albacete has three Championship wins to his name and will start his campaign at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on May 13th. Albacete will be driving a specially built racing MAN, weighing over five tonnes and with a speed limit of 200km/hr.
“With the championship winning talent of Antonio Albacete, a hugely committed engineering crew, and the most advanced racing truck driveline lubrication ever used by the team, I’m confident Truck Sport Lutz Bernau is going to be pushing the other teams hard at the front of the pack this season,” added Tony Weatherill.
The partnership announcement follows Petro-Canada Lubricants’ launch of DURON™ next generation engine oils across Europe in March 2017. Formulated using leading-edge lubricant technology to combine the best additives with some of the purest base oils, DURON™ next generation has been engineered to maximise fuel economy and deliver higher levels of engine wear protection, even in the harshest environments.