Motul first partnered with the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb for the 2016 event but has now signed a multi-year extension. Internationally, Motul’s portfolio of motorsport and technical partnerships includes the likes of the 24 Hours Le Mans and the Endurance World Championship along with the Super GT series in Japan, Pirelli World Challenge in the US and the Trophée Andros ice racing championship in France.
Closer to home, Motul is also the title sponsor for the Roof of Africa in Lesotho and a technical partner to the SA Motocross Championship and the SuperGP superbike series.
Steven Lurie, Motul’s area manager for Southern and East Africa said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. After our first year as a partner in 2016 we are convinced that the event is a good fit for Motul and want to see the partnership develop over the coming years.
“Motul focuses its sponsorship on extreme events that link directly to our product strengths. The 1.9km course may be short in comparative terms, but the amazing effort that competitors put into the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb with a dazzling array of rare, exotic and even purpose-built extreme performance vehicles create a perfect synergy with our brand.
“In seven years, the Hillclimb has become one of the premier events on the South African motorsport calendar, and it provides the ideal fit for Motul’s technical prowess and its extensive range of high performance oils and lubricants for cars and motorcycles.
Ian Shrosbree, managing director of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb said: “Motul is a highly respected and proven brand, with strong links to the top echelons of motorsport around the world, including the renowned Pikes Peak Hillclimb in the USA. To have joined its family of international motorsport events is an honour as Motul only partners with premier properties.
“This reflects how far the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has come in a relatively short time. With an increasing number of international competitors participating and spectators attending the event, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is becoming one of the recognised ‘must-do’ hillclimbs on the international calendar.”