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Centlube Authorised Distributor for ExxonMobil Lubricants in South Africa supports the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS

In its 35-year history, the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS have always produced speed, power, excitement and spectacular racing – the best entertainment on four wheels! This year is no different and that is why Mobil 1, via their authorised lubricant distributor in South Africa, Centlube, has chosen to support this successful racing event.

As a business it is imperative to align our marketing and sale strategy to leverage the passion and interest of customers and fans alike. Andreas Hadjidimitriadis, Field Marketing Adviser – Africa for ExxonMobil, states that “the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS will allows us to demonstrate technology excellence through our lubricant offering to the motoring enthusiast and motoring public in general. As the new naming rights sponsor of SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS, we expect that 2019 to be packed with excitement in this the ultimate proving ground, of V8 SUPERCARS”.

“We are the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, with Mobil 1, which features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards allowing it to provide exceptional protection against engine wear or extreme conditions, which is what the enthusiasts can expect during the races and on the roads everyday”, concludes Hadjimitriadis.

Terry Wilford, Chairman of SAMCAR, stated “We are proud to announce V8 SUPERCARS partnership with Mobil1/Centlube for 2019 and will be working hard to increase our numbers going forward.  We are excited to have a sponsor with such a prominent name attached to a top racing formula around the globe and are proud to showcase their products in purpose built 650HP race cars. Very pleased to have attracted Mobil1/Centlube as a sponsor, which is has such a significant stature in the motoring industry”.

SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS are proud and excited to be invited to be part of the Kyalami Motorsport Festival.  Fifteen cars are expected to line up on the grid for the start of their debut as the “new and improved” V8 SUPERCARS premier race formula.

You can expect to see veteran drivers Ben Morgenrood and Larry Wilford, old favourites like Terry Wilford, Franco di Matteo, Romano Sartori, Steve Herbst and current V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPION Mackie Adlem. Newbies include Auke Compaan, Schalk Compaan, Thomas Rieb (previously known as Shelby), Izak Spies, Ian Young and Johnny Eekhout making their long-awaited return.

Flying the coastal flag are Bevan Schwartz and Johan Van der Westerhuisen.  We also proud to announce 3 competitors who will make their debut’s including JP Nortje, Corrie Volschenk and David Coetzee who in no time should be performing at the sharp end of the race.

With young talent of this calibre firmly in the rear-view mirrors of the more experienced drivers, this season is set to be a nail-biter for both drivers and spectators. The revamped MOBIL1 V8 SUPERCARS racing formula is set to provide spectators with amazing racing action and fun-filled days for the whole family at various racing circuits.

Clint Nickall, CEO of Centlube concludes: “We are extremely proud to represent Mobil 1 in the market and look forward to exploring opportunities and harnessing relationships with the V8 SUPERCARS team.”