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Already a long-time technical partner to various teams racing the successful Lexus brand in the Japanese Super GT series, global lubricant specialist Motul has announced a new partnership with the luxury marque as it increases its presence in European GT3 competition.

Revealed on 22 April at the Lexus dealership in Filderstadt, Germany, the Japanese manufacturer has appointed two private racing teams for testing and further development of the new Lexus RC F GT3 in 2015. These two cars are currently engaged in a very challenging test program, and will additionally enter some races of the VLN endurance championship on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

With a highly successful and proven record in endurance racing and recognised as a leader in its field, Motul is considered to be the obvious technical partner for Lexus. The lubricant company will provide technical assistance to the extremely successful and well-known Farnbacher Racing, and Emil Frey Racing in 2015. These two teams will use products from Motul’s outstanding Motorsport Line as well as an experimental lubricant specially developed by Motul with Lexus in Japan, and will also carry Motul’s iconic red and white racing colours.

Both Motul and Lexus will be keen to replicate the success achieved together in Super GT, culminating in the 2013 Championship title with the Zent Cerumo team. Already involved with the 24-hour of Nürburgring race in 2014 through Ring Racing, which ran a Lexus IS F, Motul will use its decades of experience in motorsport to help Farnbacher Racing and Emil Frey Racing to succeed in the VLN championship.

For Motul, endurance racing continues to represent the ideal living laboratory for the products of tomorrow which will benefit competitors and the man on the street equally. Helping the lubricant company in this aim will be brothers Dominik and Mario Farnbacher, the former GT champion and multiple 24-hour race winner, who race for the German team that carries their family name. The Swiss Emil Frey Racing team will benefit from the talents and combined youth and experience of Markus Östreich, Jordan Tresson and Lorenz Frey – the third generation of the family to champion its name in racing.

Ben Potter

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