Races turn driving into a game – a very popular and lucrative game when it comes to premier circuits such as Federation de lAutomobile or Federation Internationale de la Motor-cyclisme. But racing sponsorships are not just idyll fun, according to Repsols Javier de Diego. Addressing the June Lubmat conference in Bilbao, Spain, he explained that racing holds lessons that lubricant formulators can use to make engine oils for everyday drivers.
As a sponsor for motorcycle and car driving teams, Repsol has quite a lot of experience developing racing engine oils, de Diego said. In this avocation, he explained, the main concern is performance.