Otojatim.com - Motul will continue to work alongside Nissan Motorsport International (NISMO) to develop lubricants for a new era of Nissan engines, as part of its 2022 motorsports programme which sees the unveiling of a new car - the Nissan Z GT500 - and brand new liveries for its three Autobacs Super GT 2022 Series teams.
In December last year, NISMO unveiled the brand new Nissan Z, replacing the highly successful Nissan GT-R for the Super GT. Motul has been an invaluable partner of NISMO since 2003 and played a monumental role in the development of the Nissan Class 1 engine, with essential lubricants providing unrivalled performance and reliability, resulting in numerous victories and podiums. Motul is able to test the products developed especially for NISMO out on track and constantly improve the formulation for the Super GT teams and Nissan customers worldwide alike.
In 2022, three NISMO teams on the Super GT grid will rely on Motul’s products and expertise to stake their claim to the GT500 title. The NISMO factory team will stick to the winning combination of Tsugio Matsuda (JAP) and Ronnie Quintarelli (ITA) as the driver line-up for the #23 MOTUL AUTECH Z. The #3 CRAFTSPORTS MOTUL Z of NDDP RACING will be piloted by Katsumasa Chiyo (JAP) and new teammate Mitsunori Takaboshi (JAP). Kohei Hirate (JAP) will replace Takaboshi as Daiki Sasaki’s (JAP) teammate for KONDO RACING’s #24 Realize Corporation ADVAN Z.
As a lubricant partner for the NISMO teams, Motul will play a greater role in 2022 as the teams switch to brand new machinery. This partnership has been a massive boost to Nissan’s motorsports efforts and the Z is expected to deliver the same legendary performance on the track. Fans will be eager to see the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder roar to life when the New Z takes to the track at the Super GT season opener in Okayama, set to take place on 16th and 17th April 2022.
This collaboration allows Motul to further develop products for Nissan owners worldwide, bringing similar racing-grade performance to their commercial lubricants. These products include NISMO Sports Oil for everyday Nissan drivers and NISMO Competition Oil for owners of Nissan and NISMO sports cars. Nissan users can trust these products to deliver the best lubrication for their engines, having been developed as a result of this partnership between Motul and NISMO.