Rock Oil is one of very few remaining British lubricant manufacturers and has been involved with motorcycling and motorsport for well over 30 years. 2016 sees the continuation of the partnership with the British Superbike Series and is the official lubricant to the championship.
Beside the partnership with the BSB series itself, we will be working with the largest ever roster of teams and riders. British Superstock rider Johnny Blackshaw now works for the company will be flying the flag both on and off the track. The off road arena is taken care of, with the ongoing partnership with Dave Thorpe’s Factory Buildbase Honda outfit, Heads & Threads Suzuki, Phoenix Tools Honda and Trials Legend, Dougie Lampkin. Rock are also working with two Enduro heavyweights in Paul Edmondson and Wayne Braybrook ensuring the brand profile is high in this extremely popular discipline. There are many, many others and as usual they will have a number of world class speedway riders including current world champion Tai Woffinden, Matej Zagar & Chris Harris all flying the Rock Oil flag.
In the 4 wheel arena the long standing and successful partnership with Japspeed continues in the British Drift Championship. We also embark on our second year with SWR in the Formula 4 series and Albatec in Rally Cross. Both teams are near the top of the tree in terms of profile and the Rock brand is prominent on both machines. A new partnership for 2016 is the tie up with Maximum Motorsport which means branding on a touring car and series sponsorship of both the VAG trophy and the VAG cup.
It’s fair to say 2016 see’s the brand more prominent than ever and we look forward to a fantastic year with our racing partners.
Rock Oil supported trials legend Dougie Lampkin has recently starred in a superb film produced by Red Bull Media. Tundra Trial, which launched earlier today, is the latest and biggest filming project to date for twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie. He teamed up with Red Bull Media House and film director Stu Thomson of Cutting Media to produce a dramatic and exciting film shot in a harsh but beautiful environment.
For Rock Oil working with Dougie brings many positives not least the professionalism he brings to all his projects. The Tundra Trial pushed man and machine (plus oil) to its limits and the results are fantastic. We hope you enjoy watching.
Thousands of fans packed Manchester's longest and most famous shopping street Deansgate to revel in the third edition of the Red Bull City Trial held on Saturday. Rock supported rider, event originator and Trial legend Dougie Lampkin managed a steady sixth on this occasion as all the riders delivered a stunning spectacle to the massive main stream audience. Many of who were enjoying the sport of Trial for the first time.
High winds and rain had threatened to disrupt the event, but although wet conditions on the ground made for a slippery opening round, the sun emerged to warm the crowd and to dry the course for the remaining rounds that took place during Saturday afternoon.
Acknowledging its city surroundings this year's course featured a pair of Manchester M's, a section of canal complete with lock gates, a bridge of the region, two huge footballs, a couple of oversized seesaws plus a huge final jump constructed from a tower of local shipping containers. Following a similar format to last year, each round consisted of four heats, two semi finals and a final to determine the intermediate victor. With points awarded to the top four riders each time out, the eventual winner was the competitor who had the highest total at the end of the day.
Speaking about the hugely successful third Red Bull City Trial Dougie Lampkin said "Once gain this unique has certainly delivered. The street was packed for each of the four rounds with thousands of people getting their first taste of trials. Obviously I would have liked to have made it back on to the podium, like I did last year, but in the end I came up against a tough field of riders."
"Having Toni (Bou) here in Manchester and at City Trial for the first time was a massive boost for the everyone and really helped take the event to the next level. Everyone loves the head to head format, you can tell by the grins on the riders' faces and the smiling people in the crowd that it has been another great edition, which was certainly helped by the sun coming out just at the right time."
Lampkin ended by saying. "It will be hard to improve on today's event, as it has definitely been the biggest and best to date, but I am sure that the team are already thinking how they deliver something even better in the future."