Brabham Automotive has today announced that Mobil 1 will become its Official Motor Oil. The new long-term partnership will see Mobil 1 products supplied to Brabham Automotive in support of its innovative road car and motorsport activities.
The high-performance vehicle manufacturer’s flagship BT62 supercar will leave the factory filled with Mobil 1 5w-50 engine oil, while drivers participating in The Brabham Automotive Driver Development Programme will also be powered and protected by the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.
The partnership reinforces Brabham Automotive’s commitment to creating new driver experiences for its customers, pioneering the limits of what is possible behind the wheel.
Brabham Automotive continues its growth plan which includes future road cars as well as the ambition to return to the world motorsports stage. The Australian manufacturer will also be supported by ExxonMobil in its factory sports car programme, with the target of racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship.
The announcement coincides with the 60th anniversary of Sir Jack Brabham’s maiden Formula One™ World Championship win in 1959. He won the title again the following year, powered for the first time by the ExxonMobil fuel brand, Esso. Brabham and Esso were also teamed together for his third and final F1 Championship in 1966.
Multiple Le Mans winner David Brabham, son of Sir Jack, and Managing Director of Brabham Automotive, commented: “My father had great success on track using ExxonMobil products and it’s great that 60 years on we are able to continue that winning formula.”
Dan Marks, Commercial Director of Brabham Automotive, said: “We’re delighted to now be working with ExxonMobil and Mobil 1. This partnership brings two rich motorsport icons together and is significant as we focus on a return to motorsport by 2021/22. What’s more, it will ensure our owners of the BT62 have the best quality products tailored to their needs. With Mobil 1 being a world leading synthetic motor oil brand that shares our commitment to high-quality performance, this partnership will only enhance the performance of the BT62 on track and the experiences our owners and drivers get behind the wheel.”
Kai Decker, Global Sponsorship Manager, ExxonMobil, added: “It is a privilege for ExxonMobil to be reunited with the legendary Brabham name. Brabham Automotive is a very unique brand that is truly passionate about performance driving and enhancing driver experience, making it the perfect fit for Mobil 1. This partnership also provides our teams at ExxonMobil with a fantastic technical platform to demonstrate the capabilities of our advanced Mobil 1 motor oil. Our high-performance oils for the road are developed by using Formula One technology, ensuring our customers receive the very best performance from their cars.”
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Fearlessly determined and continually pioneering limits, Brabham Automotive is borne of a pedigree that has stood the test of time – a racing dynasty like no other.
The company has its US, European and Middle Eastern office in the UK, whilst its Australasian and Asian office is based in Adelaide, South Australia, where the BT62 is also manufactured. Only seventy BT62s will be manufactured, making Brabham Automotive’s project very exclusive in nature.
The Brabham story officially began in 1948 when Sir Jack Brabham made his Australian competition debut. Sir Jack Brabham went on to become a triple world champion and in 1966 became the first, and still the only, man to win a Formula One world championship driving a car of his own construction, a feat which is unlikely to be ever matched.
Now 70 years on, Brabham remains one of the most iconic motorsport marques with a lineage of champion racers, engineers and innovators. Spearheaded by Sir Jack Brabham’s son David Brabham, a multiple Le Mans winner, Brabham Automotive continues that rich heritage, once again designing and manufacturing cars which defy convention. Weighing only 972kg, the Brabham BT62 has a 5.4l naturally aspirated engine and generates 1200kg of downforce.
Despite only building its first car in 1961, by the mid-1960s Brabham became the largest manufacturer of single-seat racing cars in the world, and by 1970 had built over 500 cars.
Renowned for its customer service, Brabham had the reputation of providing customers with cars of a standard equal to those used by the works team and provided a high degree of support to its customers—including Sir Jack Brabham helping customers set up their cars. This continues with Brabham Automotive.
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