Rock supported Sean Walkinshaw Racing's Jordan Albert raced to his second victory of the 2015 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship season at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday 2nd August, to help keep his and the SWR team’s title hopes alive with nine races remaining in the current campaign.
Adding to the excellent win he claimed during the first event of the season at Oulton Park in April, the rapid 18-year-old made the most of his front row start in race two of the weekend, round 14, to earn a richly deserved return to the top step of the BRDC F4 podium for the Chipping Norton squad.
“To get my second win of the year is great”, said the 18-year-old, who has retained sixth in the driver standings, “I knew what the situation was with [Chris] Mealin as he jumped the start quite badly so I knew I was leading the race. It is still all to play for in the championship, there are plenty of rounds left so I’m still fighting hard.”
Reflecting on the weekend, SWR team owner Sean Walkinshaw said: “We’re obviously delighted with our second win of the season, Jordan did a great job and the result has definitely boosted his confidence. Testing went well on Friday, so it was disappointing qualifying didn’t work out, but overall it’s not been too bad for the championship – it could still go anywhere with nine races left.
“Zubair had a lot to get to grips with on his first visit to the GP track, it’s not the easiest place to learn but he did well and brought the car home safely in all three races. It’s very close around the top 10 in the championship, Zubair is only one point away so we’re pleased with that and sure he’ll make up some ground next time out when we’re back at Snetterton.”
Rounds 16, 17 and 18 of the Duo BRDC F4 Championship season will take place at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk over the weekend 22nd/23rd August
Rock Oil are thrilled to reveal exciting news on a new racing partnership with Albatec Racing. Formed in 2012, Albatec is a UK-based motorsport team, owned and operated by British Rallycross vice champion and successful Dumfries businessman Andy Scott.
Albatec Racing will be competing in the FIA European Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, as well as the MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with the Shannon Group. With an in-house designed state of the art Peugeot 208 Rallycross car, complete with 600bhp turbocharged Oreca built engines, mated to technologically advanced Sadev transmission; the team is one of the best prepared and equipped in the series. They will be running the very best lubricants Rock Oil produce including the Carbon range of engine oils.
Commenting on the partnership with Albatec Racing, Rock Oil’s Greg Hewitt said: “We are delighted to be working with Albatec Racing. Rallycross is a dramatic and exciting motorsport and we are excited to be a working partner for 2015 and hopefully beyond”
“Rock Oil has a long-standing support of racing in all its forms and this new partnership shows our commitment to supporting top class motorsport. Our lubricants have long enjoyed favour within the motorsport arena and our partnership with Albatec will help push the Rock brand to an even greater audience.”
Andy Scott, Albatec Racing Team Principal & Driver: “We at Albatec Racing are very pleased to be working with Rock Oil. Their technical department produce the finest quality lubricants, which fit perfectly with our team’s ethos. We believe they will deliver the highest level of product for us, and their support gives us confidence for the future development of the Albatec 208RX as we look to build on its recent success in Britain. We are delighted to welcome them into the new market of rallycross and look forward to a successful working partnership for 2015 and beyond.”
Rock Oil are proud to announce a serious upgrade to our lubricant selector. We've had an overhaul of the interface to make it much easier to use and get you to the right information first time. There's also a custom search option so you have the ability to quickly find specific manufacturers and models.
The new version of the selector includes support for automotive, commercial, motorcycle, agricultural and construction / materials handling industries. With information on lubricants and ancillary products for thousands of different vehicles. The new selector also provides recommended inspection interval information and multiple products to choose from where applicable. Making it easier than ever before to select the right product for your vehicle.
The link hasn't changed but the usability has definitely improved, check out the new lubricant selector here.
The Carbon Series marks a major breakthrough for not only the R&D team at Rock Oil but for the lubricant industry as a whole. Utilising the very latest chemical technology it promises to deliver performance and protection for high performance race and road engines. Rock Oil has long supported motorsport in the motorcycle market and lubricated the engines of two world champions in 2013. This expertise and desire to offer only the best possible products has resulted in the development of the Carbon series.
The Carbon Series was subject to a vigorous and intense succession of development through both field-trials with motorsport partners such as Japspeed and extensive laboratory testing. Our vast experience in motorcycle racing ensures all products manufactured in our factory meet the exacting standards required at this level. The range consists of four viscosities 5W-30, 0W-40, 10W-50 & 10W-60, which between them cover all major engine applications in the high performance automotive market.
We are delighted to be able to offer a bespoke range of automotive lubricants for road and competition use and these are available for purchase initially through Japspeed. For export and distributor information please contact us.
Rock Oil is delighted to announce a new working partnership with Allmakes 4x4. For over 30 years, Allmakes 4x4 has been supplying high quality Land Rover parts and accessories to parts businesses, workshops, government organisations, charities and NGO's across the world. For owners of these specialist 4x4 vehicles, their choice of lubricant has been somewhat restricted to expensive products supplied through the dealer network. That is now no longer the case as Rock Oil offers a comprehensive range of high performance engine/gear/ancillary products that meet and exceed manufacturer recommendations.
Rock Oil has vast lubricant experience with a long history of motorsport involvement, including supporting factory teams competing at world level thus ensuring that they are at the forefront of lubrication technology. The Carbon Series marks a major breakthrough for not only the R&D team at Rock Oil but for the lubricant industry as a whole. Utilising the very latest chemical technology it promises to deliver performance and protection for high performance race and road engines. Rock Oil has long supported motorsport in the motorcycle market and lubricated the engines of multiple world champions. This expertise and desire to offer only the best possible products has resulted in the development of the Carbon series. In 2015 the Carbon engine oils were used by the Albatec Rallycross team, Sean Walkinshaw Racing in Formula 4 and also by Japspeed in the British Drift Championship.
Market leading additive technology has been combined with the three types of advanced next generation synthetic base stocks. Independent tests have shown that conventional synthetic ester base oils of the polar type have an affinity for internal engine surfaces which can actually be detrimental for wear protection. (These esters can compete with additives for the surface, reducing additive performance). Our latest non-polar extreme performance esters do not compete with anti-wear additives for the surface hence the step-change in wear protection realised by the Carbon Series products demonstrated below:
The Sequence IV-A (ASTM D6891) is the oil industry's benchmark flat tappet valve-train wear test.
In addition to outstanding wear protection, to release full engine power the Rock Oil Carbon Series has been developed to significantly reduce friction through the use of unique organic friction modifier technology.
The Carbon Series was subject to a vigorous and intense succession of development through both field-trials with motorsport partners and extensive laboratory testing. Our vast experience in motorcycle racing ensures all products manufactured in our factory meet the exacting standards required at this level. The range consists of four viscosities 5W-30, 0W-40, 10W-50 & 10W-60, which between them cover all major engine applications in the high performance automotive market. The range can be used in both motorsport and fast road applications and offers users the reassurance that their engine is both protected and releasing maximum power.
For trade and end user enquiries on the carbon range please contact us or telephone our main office on +44 (0) 1925 636191.
Rock Oil has vast automotive experience with a long history of motorsport involvement, including supporting a factory team at Le Mans. This involvement at the very highest level ensures that we are at the forefront of lubrication technology. With today’s modern automotive requirements such as high specific horsepower output combined with the need for reduced emission levels and extended drain intervals, lubricants have to work harder than ever to ensure optimum performance and reliability.
Rock are delighted to anounce that their extremely popular lubricant selector has had a major expansion to include a number of new sectors. The new markets included are: Agricultural, Industrial and Off Highway.
In the British Superbike series we are delighted that Rock Oil supported Team WFR have started to find consistent form with two of their riders placed in the top seven in the championship.