Global brand MOTUL sponsors Seebarran and Vieira
GT Motorsports, through its line of MOTUL products, has thrown its support behind motor-racers Raymond Seebarran and Matthew Vieira ahead of this weekend’s second round of the National Race of Champions, organised by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.
Marketing Consultant of GT Motorsports, Jennifer Cipriani, on Thursday afternoon confirmed the alliance with the two young sportsmen, who are set to be among the front-runners in their respective categories on Sunday at South Dakota Circuit.
Seebarran, the current points leader in the Street Tuner category, will also compete in the Sports Tuner division, while Vieira will be blazing the track in the Superbikes.
Cipriani labelled MOTUL, a trusted manufacturer of motor oil, lubricants and fluids, “an excellent brand” as she welcomed the duo onboard.
“It is our first major sponsorship in Guyana under the MOTUL brand. We’re pretty excited about this. We have lots in store for MOTUL and the brand coming up later in the year, but this is just the beginning of what we expect to be a great partnership,” Cipriani stated.
Seebarran expressed gratitude to MOTUL for the sponsorship, noting that he is preparing to defend his position at the top of the pile.
“It (sponsorship) is always important because motor-racing all round the world is a very expensive sport, so when you get that support and that backing you get to focus a lot more on your racing, your strategies and your output,” Seebarran reckoned.
While noting that there may a bit of pressure to perform, given his status as points leader, Seebarran is positive he will represent the brand well come Sunday.
“They (the fans) always look forward to good driving from the white EP91 Starlet so they can expect some good results,” Seebarran noted.
Vieira, powering the #48 bike, is excited about the prospects of racing under a major global motorsports brand.
“It’s an honour to represent them in Guyana, and I look forward to making them proud,” Vieira said.
The former Caribbean champion noted that he is not daunted by the challenges put forward by his competitors, most of whom are looking to pip him to the line.
“My message to everybody else is that I’m coming hard too, and I hope you guys are ready for a big brawl on Sunday,” he stressed. “I got to defend my title as Superbike champion; I’m no pushover.”
Apart from the two racers, MOTUL will also exclusively sponsor the Time Attack, which forms part of Sunday’s race programme.
Action will speed off at 09:00h and admission to the venue is $1,000 for adults; children under 12 would be admitted free.
About MOTUL and Motorsport
Motorsport has been Motul’s prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps in racing disciplines in the 1950s. The company has therefore been a dedicated technical partner to the finest teams in history.
Motul has also developed strong technical agreements and cooperation with some of the world’s most quality-minded and reliable Original Equipment Manufacturers: Honda HRC, Suzuki, Aprilia, MV Agusta, Nissan Nismo, Toyota and Subaru as well as the most premium high performance engineering companies such as Brabus and APR.
A significant player in the motorsport world, Motul has built strong relationships with iconic organisations: International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).