Through its partnership with the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure Team, Motul is a proud contributor to the success of the South African Cross Country Series – one of Africa’s most demanding motorsports championships.
Red-Lined Motoring Adventure exclusively uses Motul’s high-tech oils and lubricants to ensure that their customised V8 Nissan Navara cars can deliver exceptional performances in challenging driving conditions from the mielie fields of Bronkhorstspruit to the deserts of Botswana.
With a proud history of innovation and pushing boundaries, Motul was the natural choice of oil and lubricant partner for Red-Lined Motoring Adventure.
For its recent event, the Atlas Copco 400 race that took place on August 3rd and 4th (the fourth in this year’s series of six SACCS events), Red-Lined Motoring Adventure partnered with Joey Evans. Evans took on the role of celebrity navigator and read the notes for Terence Marsh, CEO of Red-Lined Motoring Adventure.
The duo ended 4th in their class and 8th overall.
Motul is honoured to have Joey as a part of the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure team as a well-known paralysis survivor, Dakar 2017 finisher and inspirational speaker. Joey’s incredible story of recovery from an accident that threatened to stop him ever walking again is a testament to his strength of character and determination to always go that little bit further.
It’s a spirit that everyone at Motul can identify with, and an attitude that helped Joey to achieve the great results with Terence. He proved that he is just as powerful on four wheels as he is on two.
“Motul is extremely proud to have had Joey Evans in the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure team for the Atlas Copco 400,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “He embodies the strong spirit and fearlessness of Red-Lined Motoring Adventure, and his determination to succeed against seemingly overwhelming odds is both humbling and uplifting”.
Red-Lined Motoring Adventure’s Terence Marsh commented on his experience post the race stating that it did not take long for the duo to find a great way of working together.
“During the qualifying round I could see Joey’s technical way of thinking and putting the pieces of the puzzle together. After completing 170km of the first loop the communication became even better and by our last loop of the same distance, things just fell in place and Joey was exceptional, as good as any great navigator I have worked with in my career. I could not have asked for a better partner or a better day as we also had no mechanical errors or problem. The results speak for themselves,” he says.
With Red-Lined Motoring Adventure’s high-performance vehicles running on high-performance Motul oils and lubricants, and Joey Evans in the hot seat, South African Cross Country Series fans definitely experienced an exhilarating performance from a team and a celebrity navigator that never quits.
Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motul Tech activity.
Unanimously recognised for more than 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as a specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant, issued from the aeronautical industry, making use of esters technology: 300V lubricant.
Motul is a partner to many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological development in motorsports. It has invested in many international competitions as an official supplier for teams in: Road racing, Trials, Enduro, Endurance, Superbike, Supercross, Rallycross, World GT1, 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Series, Andros Trophy, Paris-Dakar, 8 Hours of Suzuka, Bol d’Or, Daytona 200-mile motorcycle race.
Issued by Listen Up on behalf of MOTUL South Africa
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