When Corvette Racing’s two C7.R entries take the green flag Sunday with the rest of the field in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International, the Corvettes will again be running with Mobil 1 Oil.
ExxonMobil and Corvette Racing have just announced they’ve renewed their collaboration agreement for the 18th consecutive year, with the Mobil 1 brand again a major associate sponsor for Corvette Racing and the “Official Lubricant of Corvette Racing.”
“Our affiliation with ExxonMobil and Mobil 1 lubricants has been a tremendously successful partnership in the garage and on the track, ultimately helping us win more races,” said Jeff Chew, Manager Business Strategy and Operations for Chevrolet Racing. “It’s such a profound benefit to have a sponsor like Mobil 1 that also contributes lubricant technologies to help us optimize powertrain performance, improve fuel economy benefits and increase horsepower output without sacrificing engine durability.”
Protecting against wear and increasing efficiency and performance are two big goals of ExxonMobil as its engineers work closely with Pratt & Miller and Corvette Racing in the development and testing of new lubricant technologies.
Not only does this research help the Corvette Racing team, though, but it also leads to better motor oils, gear oils, and greases that are used in many GM production vehicles.
The partnership is definitely working for Corvette Racing, which used Mobil 1 last year to win its second straight ALMS GT team championship. Corvette Racing had also used the same oil to win eight ALMS GT1 titles from 2001 to 2008 and seven class victories in the 24 Hours of LeMans since 2001.
Last season with Mobil 1, Corvette Racing captured their second consecutive ALMS GT team championship. The 2012 and 2013 championships build on a long history of success for Corvette Racing that includes eight consecutive ALMS GT1 titles from 2001 to 2008 and seven class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2001.