Motul Signs On as Title Sponsor of Petit Le Mans
BRASELTON, Ga. (January 27, 2017) – Motul will serve as the title sponsor for the world-renowned Petit Le Mans 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta, as well as the Official Lubricant Partner of Road Atlanta and Petit Le Mans, track officials announced today.
The Motul Petit Le Mans, set for Oct. 4-7, is the final race and championship decider in this season’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the ultimate race in the four-event Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup (TPNAEC). The TPNAEC also includes other iconic endurance races at Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway and Watkins Glen International.
The long-term Motul partnership with Road Atlanta will include prominent trackside and facility-wide signage, display, hospitality and a robust in-market activation element.
Risi Ferrari Team Of Fisichella, Vilander, Calado Win Petit Le Mans
The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE co-drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and James Calado broke through for their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory of the season in Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, the final race of the season.
Meanwhile, the No. 4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R duo of Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin picked up their first WeatherTech Championship GTLM title with a third-place class result alongside endurance co-driver Marcel Fassler.
Honda Captures Patrón Endurance Cup Championship, Action Express Wins Third Consecutive Team And Drivers Title
Winning three of the four longest races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship carried Honda to the coveted manufacturer’s championship in the 2016 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.
Ed Brown, Scott Sharp, Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani opened the year with back-to-back victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2, and then finished second in Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans Presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Casino behind the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Curb Records/AERO Honda Ligier JS P2 of Ozz Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla.