This weekend sees the start of the 2017 World Superbike Championship (SBK) and Gulf Oil has not only expanded its presence in the series but has also expanded its range of Gulf Syntrac 4T Superbike oils.
Gulf is technical partner to two of SBK’S leading teams: the factory Aprilia Racing team – Milwaukee Aprilia – and BMW’s manufacturer supported squad, Althea BMW Racing.
Last year, Gulf launched the Syntrac 4T Superbike range with a 10-W50 oil which is designed to be optimised to the needs of superbike owners – developed for longer distance, more practical everyday riding on such performance machines. This year Gulf has not only added another team, but, in response to market demands, a new variant of Syntrac 4T Superbike – a 15-W50 grade oil. This means that superbike owners should now have a Gulf Syntrac 4T Superbike product of a viscosity that matches the grade specificed in their owners manuals.
There is also bold new packaging for both variants – the 10-W50 features the Althea BMW and the 15-W50 the Milwaukee Aprilia.
“Gulf is delighted to have doubled its involvement in World Superbikes this year,” explained Gulf Oil International Vice President International, Frank Rutten. “Our move into the sport proved fantasically popular with Gulf businesses and fans alike. This year we have two extremely professional teams as partners; one continues the association we started last year with BMW and the other sees us forge new links with the racing might of Aprilia and the group behind it, Piaggio. Everyone at Gulf wishes Althea BMW and Milwaukee Aprilia success in 2017.
“Motorcycles are a key product sector for Gulf and so I am also delighted that our range of oils is expanding to directly reflect our expanded commitment in the sport.”
The latest oils are due for release in March and are available in 1L and 4L packs.
The World Superbike Championship kicks off at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit, this weekend – with races on Saturday and Sunday, followed two weeks later by the second race meeting of the season at the Chang Circuit in Thailand.