Motul, a full-service French international developer, manufacturer, and distributor of a variety of engine oils and lubricants, is proud to announce they are sponsoring Samantha Tan, a 19-year old racecar driver from Gormley, Ontario (Canada), in the Pirelli World Challenge, in 2017. For the first time, Tan will drive for her own team, ST Racing, along with her teammate well-known driver, Nick Wittmer, both competing in the TC class.
Passionate about helping to make racing dreams a reality for drivers all over the world, Motul sponsors up-and-coming young racing talents as a way to help them make their dreams a reality.
“Samantha is a formidable talent who is making a name for herself in racing.,” said Guillaume Pailleret, President of Motul North America. “As a fearless female driver, we are proud to sponsor her and help her encourage more young women to consider racing.”
“I am so honored to have Motul on board as my sponsor,” said Tan. “I met the President and the whole staff at Motul last month, at their offices in California, and they were all so welcoming. It will be an absolute pleasure to work with them, and I look forward to building this relationship for many more years. I am proud to represent such a fine product as Motul. Everyone at ST Racing welcomes them and we couldn’t be happier to have them on the Team. This is so amazing.”
Tan’s team, ST Racing, was officially launched in October of 2016. It is a team of experienced racing managers ready to secure a win for Tan and Wittmer. Both drivers will be debuting a new car, the BMW M235iR in the TC class at the event. Presently, Kenneth Tan works as the Team Principal, Ben Distaulo as the Team Manager, and Alex Dupré as the Team Engineer. Pierre Savoy is filling the crucial role as the Driver Coach for Samantha Tan leading up to the event.
Motul carries hundreds of high quality oil and lubricant products for passenger cars, power sports and powersport applications, marine, gardening, heavy-duty products, and industrial applications. Sponsoring Tan, an award-winning driver, is a collaborative partnership for both the Tan Team and the Motul brand moving forward.

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