Motul has done it again! After a hotly contested and very competitive Super GT championship season in Japan, the Lexus Team SARD – with Motul’s support –secured the 2016 GT500 championship title.
Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate rounded off the season with pole and victory, but it was their strong consistency during the year, with second places at Fuji, Sugo and a great weekend at Motegi, which finally allowed them to overtake the NISMO factory Motul AUTECH team. The multiple championship-winning team led the classification for the whole season, but had a difficult final round at Twin Ring Motegi and finished third in the standings. Lexus Team Tom’s, Lexus Zent Cerumo, Kondo Racing, and Mola in GT500 class, and Subaru R&D, Nissan NDDP racing, Dijion Racing, Tomei Sports, and Lamborghini Team Direction Shift in GT300 class also benefitted from Motul’s products and technical support during the 2016 season.
With great pride and pleasure, Motul extends its warmest congratulations to everyone involved.
As a leader in its field of lubricant technology, Motul is honoured to be involved with many different motorsport teams, championships and events around the world. Few have been as fruitful on such a regular basis as the highly competitive Super GT series in Japan. Motul has been a loyal partner with NISMO since 2003 and works closely with all the Japanese manufacturers to constantly upgrade and improve the lubricant technology available to its teams and all Nissan engines.