EURO NASCAR: A 1ST YEAR AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
KENNOL is the Official Supplier and Official Partner of Euro NASCAR, and this first season providing the newly developed ULTIMA range has been a treat for all US racing fans here in Europe. Indeed, the performance and reliability of the motor and transmission oils allowed the teams to race at a level never seen before in this European Series, making the Championship more competitive than ever.
I love the Euro NASCAR car, it’s fantastic. I was fast and I like it!
Petter SOLBERG, FIA WRC World Champion
These new ULTIMA oils are a real asset for the cars.
Christophe BOUCHUT, driver
▌ TESTING WITH WORLD-CLASS DRIVERS
One year ago, when KENNOL started developing the new ULTIMA range, the aim was to reach the highest possible performance oils could fulfill. The exclusive in-house formulas that we designed seemed exceptional in lab, but in racing matters, the only test that counts is the track.
Fortunately, thanks to our KENNOL Racing Team, and the many different racing cars we ride, it has been easy to control the high level of efficiency these new lubes had. But the first tests with Euro NASCAR would bring the experience to a whole new level… Indeed, the winter tests of the European Championship saw the cars perform in an exceptional manner, and beat the track records, with Frenchman Christophe BOUCHUT at the wheel (3-time FIA GT World Champion, 24h Le Mans Winner, 24h of Daytona Winner…).
And the exceptional line-up of World-class drivers to test the oils in these very intense cars kept growing at the same period. Indeed, the Race of Champions 2017 in Miami selected 2 Euro NASCAR cars to be driven by the most incredible champions in this amazing race battle for the ultimate title: Sebastian VETTEL (4x Formula 1 World Champion), Petter SOLBERG (FIA WRC World Champion, 2x FIA WRX World Champion), Tom KRISTENSEN (9x 24h Le Mans winner, FIA WEC World Champion), David COULTHARD (Formula 1 Vice-World Champion), Jenson BUTTON (Formula 1 World Champion), Felipe MASSA (Formula 1 Vice-World Champion), Juan Pablo MONTOYA (2x Indy 500 winner, 3x Daytona 24 winner, former F1 driver), Travis PASTRANA (11x XGames winner, 4x USA Rally Champion), Kyle and Kurt BUSCH (NASCAR Champions), Tony KANAAN (IndyCar Champion, Indy 500 winner, Daytona 24 winner), Ryan HUNTER-REAY (IndyCar Champion, Indy 500 winner), Alex ROSSI (Indy 500 winner, GP2 Vice-World Champion), Scott SPEED (3x XGames winner, former F1 driver)…
▌ PERFORMANCE AND ENDURANCE ON A WHOLE SEASON
The 2017 season saw more than 60 top level drivers, representing 21 countries, on the grid, battling door to door for the NWES crown, and delighted hundreds of thousands of fans with the best racing in Europe. From the American Fan Fest on the legendary track of the Hockenheimring in Germany, to the American SpeedFest of Brands Hatch in United Kingdom, fans have enjoyed spectacular races, with loads of contacts and high speed, under all kinds of forecast.
And the technical part cannot fail with such expectations and pressure.
The 3 car brands engaged in the series are Chevrolet, Toyota, and Ford. They all share the same General Motors V8 engine of 400hp, coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission, with grueling accelerations and a top-speed of 255 km/h. None of the 28 cars faced any lubricant related issue during the season. Which gives a very serious statement about the ULTIMA products specially developed for the occasion: these new KENNOL oils deliver. Amazingly.
This great partnership was also the opportunity to spend some time at the most crowded car festival in the World, since Euro NASCAR cars were invited to the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed, in Great Britain. This event was again the occasion to see the KENNOL logos next to some of the greatest drivers and cars around, and for fans to come to the closest of these legends.
The 2018 season will be full of surprises too, so stay tuned to KENNOL news because the first information should be revealed pretty soon!