Q8Oils announces changes to the sponsorship of its RKB-F1 British Sidecar Championship team

Leeds, UK – Thursday, 29 August 2013 – As the RKB-F1 British Sidecar Championship took its summer break, there was no rest for Sean Hegarty and the team ahead of Round 7 at Donington Park in September. Having suffered a crushed arm at Brands Hatch in July, Sean’s passenger Calum Lawson is leaving the team and will be replaced by James Neave for the remaining British rounds of the season. 

James is no newcomer to sidecar and is judged by some in the sport as one of the best Formula 1 passengers in the world. Having ridden with Tim Reeves in the World Formula 1 Sidecar Championship he is currently racing with Scott Lawrie in the World Sidecar Championship.

The changes have also resulted in a new name for the team – Hegarty Q8Oils Racing – which is sponsored by Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants ( Q8Oils ) and retains its instantly recognisable livery and number 33.

Sean and James’ first test was at the recent BEMSEE Championships at Donington Park, where the duo qualified in pole position and took the fastest lap of the weekend.

Commenting for Hegarty Q8Oils Racing, Sean Hegarty says he is looking forward to the remainder of the season with James and wishes Calum all the very best for his career.

The new partnership will go to Donington Park on 7thand 8thSeptember to defend its current number two position in the Championship.

For more information about Q8Oils and its Q8 Moto SBK Racing engine oil visit www.Q8Oils.co.uk .

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For further information contact:
Naomi Holden, Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants (UK) Limited
Knowsthorpe Gate, Leeds, LS9 0NP, UK
Tel: 44 (0)113 235 0555 Fax: 44 (0)113 248 5026
E-mail: Naomi.Holden@Q8Oils.com Web: www.Q8Oils.co.uk

For press information contact:
Simon Cantillion, Cantillion King Advertising
16 The Cornhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT, UK
Tel: 44 (0)1453 755551 Fax: 44 (0)1453 751525
E-mail: simon@cka.co.uk Web: www.cka.co.uk

Note to Editors:
Q8Oils is part of Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants. It has a unique, innovative and progressive approach when it comes to producing some of the World’s finest quality lubricants. Manufactured in its plant in Leeds, Q8Oils represent the very best and latest in lubricant technology and delivers this direct to customers across the Industrial and Automotive sectors.

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I'm looking forward to the remainder of the season with James and wish Calum all the very best for his career
Sean Hegarty (Hegarty Q8Oils Racing)