CAMS is excited to announce it has partnered with iconic oil and lubricants brand, Castrol.
The partnership will see Castrol further enhance its support of grassroots motor sport, where it is a presenting partner of the Australian Kart Championship, as well as supporting driver pathways, specifically through the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.
Castrol has long been a supporter of all levels of motor sport, from karting right through to Supercars and Formula 1, and today’s announcement further cements their commitment to the industry.
CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca said he was thrilled to welcome Castrol as CAMS’ latest partner.
“To be able to work with a well-recognised, premium brand such as Castrol is very exciting for everyone at CAMS,” Arocca said.
“Both CAMS and Castrol are committed to further enhancing motor sport at the grassroots level and we have some exciting plans for the future, as we work together to support motor sport’s next generation.”
As part of the agreement, all competing Formula 4 cars will carry Castrol branding during the 2017 and 2018 Championships and Castrol oil will be a control component for the category.
In addition, the ‘Castrol Crew of the Round’ prize will be awarded to the winning team of each round.
And as part of Castrol’s commitment to grassroots, they will also support a number of other CAMS initiatives.
“Castrol has thrown its support behind CAMS’ army of more than 9,000 accredited officials through the Castrol Official of the Year award,” Arocca added.
“We can also confirm that as part of the agreement, Castrol will be a Platinum Partner of the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame, presented by Speedcafe.com.”
2015 Supercars Champion Mark Winterbottom is one of the many drivers in the Supercars paddock who has a long-term relationship with Castrol. Winterbottom is one of the junior karting stars supported by oil and lubricant brand through the Jim Morton-led Tony Kart team during his formative years.
The Prodrive Racing Australia Supercars driver was on hand to launch the partnership between CAMS and Castrol on the Gold Coast earlier today, saying Castrol’s commitment to motor sport, particularly grassroots level, has been evident for years.
“Castrol’s a household name. As important as it is for them to support the sport, it’s important for the sport to support them because they’ve been around a long time,” Winterbottom said.
“It’s great that they’re starting at the grassroots of motor sport and this is where the future guys and girls come from. They start in karting and there has to be a progression. It’s great that Castrol is on-board.
“We need to support all forms of motor sport, because you can get carried away and sometimes just look at the one that’s on TV or whatever – but without the backbone of the sport the main stuff doesn’t happen.”
2015 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship graduate Luis Leeds will showcase a special Castrol livery in a one-off return the category on the streets of the Gold Coast this weekend to showcase the new relationship between CAMS and Castrol.