Q8Oils Maintains Motorsport Exposure with Sponsorship of Hegarty Lawson Racing

Leeds, UK – Tuesday, 14 May 2013 – Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants (Q8Oils) is continuing its sponsorship of British motorsport by backing Hegarty Lawson Racing’s 2013 challenge for the British Formula 1 Sidecar Championship, as well as selected ‘wildcard’ events including the World Championship. 

The announcement comes following the success Hegarty Lawson Racing (HLR) achieved in the 2012 season, which saw the pairing of Sean Hegarty (driver) and Calum Lawson (passenger) finish eighth in the British Championship, despite competing in only half the season’s races. HLR also finished fourth in its World Championship debut.

Commenting for Q8Oils, automotive sales manager Andy Harris says: “We are proud to be continuing our involvement in motorsport this year with sponsorship of Hegarty Lawson Racing. Sean and Calum are extremely talented individuals and make a great racing team; and we wish them the very best of luck for the 2013 season.”

HLR’s driver Sean Hegarty says: “After a couple of years out, 2012 was a great start to my comeback and I'm surprised how quickly I am back on it. Calum is an excellent team mate, the bike was good and the results came in. It’s also great that our efforts have been noticed by Q8Oils so this season, boosted with a couple of surprises, we’ll be back with a bang!”

The first round of the 2013 British Formula 1 Sidecar Championship took place at Brands Hatch on 5th to 7th April and HLR achieved second place in both races, putting them in second place in the Championship standings. The next round is at Donington Park on the 24th to 26th May, where the sidecar classes join the World Superbikes.

Q8Oils is no newcomer to motorcycle-based racing having sponsored Airwaves Ducati Racing, Quay Garages, Ryan Farquhar and Nick Crowe Racing, so its Q8 Moto SBK Racing engine oil has a proven track record having been successfully proven in the sidecar classes for the last three years.

Q8 Moto SBK Racing is a very high quality, synthetic 10W-50 motorcycle engine oil for high-performance four-stroke engines with wet or dry clutches. Developed by Q8Oils for racing, road and off-road use, it provides superior levels of protection, while helping to maintain engine power.

For more information about Q8Oils 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.

For Q8Oils sales phone: +44 (0)113 236 5204 or email: Marketing@Q8Oils.com

Q8 Oils offers a comprehensive lubrication solutions range in the following products:
• Passenger car engine oils
• Commercial vehicle engine oils
• Marine engine oils
• Outboard engine oils
• Motorcycle engine oils
• Automotive transmission and axle oils
• Universal transmission oils
• Gas engine oils
• Food grade lubricants and greases
• Hydraulic fluids
• Plant maintenance oils
• Demoulding oils
• Quenching oils
• Process oils
• Neat cutting oils
• Neat forming fluids
• Soluble metal working fluids
• Heat transfer fluids
• Greases
• Extensive range of ancillary products

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We are proud to be continuing our involvement in motorsport this year with sponsorship of Hegarty Lawson Racing
Andy Harris (Q8Oils)
It’s also great that our efforts have been noticed by Q8Oils
Sean Hegarty (Hegarty Lawson Racing)