ExxonMobil Extends Sebring Sponsorship Through 2015
Mobil 1 Brand to Continue As Title Sponsor Of America's Premier Sports Car Endurance Race
Three-year extension of title sponsorship of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring runs through 2015
2012 marks the 18th consecutive year ExxonMobil has been the title sponsor of the race
Motorsports are key technology testing platform for Mobil 1 motor oil
ExxonMobil and Sebring International Raceway have announced the Mobil 1 motor oil brand will continue as the title sponsor of America's premier sports car endurance race through 2015, extending one of the longest running title sponsorships in the motorsports industry.
This year's 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida marks the 18th consecutive year ExxonMobil has been the title sponsor of the legendary race.
"ExxonMobil is proud to continue the association of the Mobil 1 motor oil brand to one of America's truly great racing events," said Tim Hinchman, Sales Director - Strategic Global Alliances, Mobil 1. "With the majority of the cars on the Sebring track using Mobil 1 motor oil, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring brings together some of the best fans, race teams, manufacturers, drivers and sponsors in the automotive world. Furthermore, this partnership greatly enhances some of our most esteemed OEM relationships."
"The continuation of Mobil 1 as our name and title sponsor is a result of a very successful long-term partnership," said Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. "Sebring International Raceway is proud to continue this relationship with Mobil 1."
The close relationship with Mobil 1 and motorsports provides a unique platform to test new lubricant technology and prove the performance and endurance of Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil.
"Motorsports is a testing ground to develop and demonstrate our lubricant technology, which ultimately ends up in the Mobil 1 motor oil consumers find at their local retailer and installer," said Hinchman. "Whether it's a grueling twelve hour race or a Sunday afternoon drive, Mobil 1 motor oil provides excellent protection and performance to keep engines running at their best."
This year, Sebring International Raceway hosts the opening round of the new FIA World Endurance Championship, running in the 12-hour classic simultaneously with the American Le Mans Series.
A Long History of Performance: Mobil 1 in Motorsports
Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil, has long been the lubricant of choice for race teams competing in the most demanding and popular motorsports series across the globe.
About Mobil 1
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life. Additional information about Mobil 1 and other ExxonMobil lubricants can be found at Mobil1.us.