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CASTROL BACKS ASTON MARTIN

Castrol is pleased to be working with Aston Martin on the ultimate proving ground of any lubricant: the Nürburgring 24-hour (N24). The highly demanding environment of this endurance race gives Castrol and Aston Martin the chance to push boundaries together on 21-22 June 2014.

Aston Martin’s Head of Motorsport, David King said: “We are very proud to welcome Castrol as partners for our 2014 Nürburgring racing programme. It is a mutually beneficial extension of our existing long-term relationship with a world-class company, which is also an iconic motorsport brand in its own right.

As a long-term supplier to Aston Martin, Castrol will provide the luxury British marque with its strongest oil, Castrol EDGE with TITANIUM FST™, which offers the performance and endurance demanded from the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage N430 race cars competing on one of the most famous and challenging tracks in the world.

“Castrol is proud to be supporting Aston Martin in one of the most challenging races in the world. The race is tough and very competitive, but, at the same time, very exciting and a great showcase for both Aston Martin and Castrol EDGE – our strongest ever oil for maximum performance,” said Donald Smith, Castrol’s Global Sponsorship Manager.

 

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THE HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLE LAND SPEED RECORDS – CASTROL

Like the pursuit of speed records on water, in the air and on four wheels, record attempts on two wheels also enjoy a long tradition. And what could be better suited to a speed record on two wheels than a specially tuned motorcycle?

After the first unofficial records, set by Glenn Curtiss at the start of the 20th century in Yonkers (US state of New York) and on Ormond Beach (US state of Florida), Gene Walker set the first speed record to be officially recognised by the International Motorcycling Federation in 1920: Walker clocked an impressive 104.12 mph (167.57 km/h) on an Indian at Daytona Beach (Florida).

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