RAVENOL becomes a partner of Opel Motorsport

15.06.2015

  • Extensive collaboration with a far-reaching perspective
  • Cooperation in Opel’s Rallye sport and circuit engagemen
  • Merging of synergies in the technical development of motor sports

Rüsselsheim. Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (RAVENOL) to be a partner of Opel Motorsport. The German premium lubricant manufacturer’s logos are already adorning the ADAM Cup race cars at the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup, the most attended Rallye brand cup in Europe for young drivers up to 27 years, as well as both of the ADAM R2 creations of the ADAC Opel Rallye junior team. This factory team, made up of the 2013 and 2014 ADAC Opel Rallye Cup’s high achievers, Marijan Griebel (26, Germany) and Emil Bergkvist (20, Sweden) are competing this season with much success in the Rallye Junior European Championship (FIA ERC Junior). After two victories in the first three races of the season, Emil Bergkvist is at the top of the FIA ERC Junior intermediate rankings against the best Rallye talent in Europe.

The partnership between Opel Motorsport and RAVENOL, that extends from Opel‘s circuit engagement in the Astra OPC Cup in the Nürburgring VLN Long-distance Championship to the famous north loop of the Nürburgring, is planned for the middle-term. Of course, Opel Motorsport’s race cars will be provided with RAVENOL‘s high quality lubricant straight away. Opel and RAVENOL’s synergies will also be merged for the technical development of Opel race cars and they will strive for optimal tailor-made solutions for motor, gear and hydraulic oils.

“We are very pleased to be collaborating which such a renowned partner as RAVENOL,” explains Opel marketing boss, Tina Müller. “This cooperation is particularly interesting to us because it clearly goes beyond a classic sponsoring. I am convinced that the merging of Opel Motorsport and RAVENOL’s expertise will create an extremely powerful combination, from which both companies will both profit enormously. Who knows? Maybe together we can make our already very successful Opel ADAM R2 even faster. Currently our factory driver, Emil Bergkvist, is leading the Rallye Junior European Championship and we will do everything possible to keep it that way until the end of the season.”

Martin Huning, responsible for motor sports at RAVENOL, adds: “As a producer of race lubricants our eyes are always on the application and further development of our products. That’s why the partnership with Opel is, above all else, a technical collaboration. We are sharing the philosophy of affordable circuit sports with a high performance vehicle as well as supporting young people. We are glad to be working with a manufacturer with such a long and successful history in motor sports. I am sure we can celebrate another beautiful success together with Opel.”

Opel Motorsport and RAVENOL will complete their first joint commitments on the 20th of June in the fifth race of the season at the Astra OPC Cup at Nürburgring and a week later at the fourth race of the ADAC Opel Rallye junior team in FIA ERC Junior 2015 in the GEKO Ypres Rallye in the Belgian Ypres.

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