Date posted on November 13, 2009
Gulf Oil has been involved in motorsports internationally, for more than 50 years. The company is more famous for its participation and successes in the high profile world of endurance racing in Le Mans both for cars (with Ford and Aston Martin) and for motorcycles (with Ducati). Gulf brand has also been very active in supporting local grassroots motorcycle motorsports in India where they support the Gulf Dirt Track racing and Gulf Monsoon Scooter
Rally. This year, Gulf has decided to enter the local racing scene by being one of the major sponsors of the IRGP3.
The Gulf Oil Pride 4T Masters Trophy will be again contested by Beginner, Novice and Expert riders aged 24 years old and above. Using the fastest under bone models from participating manufacturer teams up to 200cc (2 valves) and 165cc (4 valves) with Open modifications, this class promises excitement, performance and machine preparation at the highest level. The Gulf Oil Pride 4T Masters Trophy will continue to push for the development of the fastest and technically advanced machines in local racing.
Gulf Oil has its origins in Texas, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, from which the company’s name was derived. More than century ago, in the year 1901, Gulf operated the first high volume oil well, called Spindletop. Pushing out 100,000 barrels a day, Spindletop provided the fuel for man’s evolution from pedestrian to motorist and during its long History, Gulf has been responsible for some of the landmark developments in the oil and transport sector. Its current portfolio offers one of the widest product ranges of any oil company. Gulf Oil grew steadily in the inter-war years and was a strong oil company with operations including exploration, production, transport, refining and marketing. Today, Gulf Oil International (GOI), U.K., a Hinduja Group company, is a vibrant oil company with
operations in over 70 countries all over the world.
Gulf Oil International is committed to strategic growth and strives to continue to improve the brand for the next generation of customers. But in doing so, Gulf has not forgotten the principles upon which it was originally envisioned of providing quality service and innovative products. Gulf continues to endeavour to merge Gulfs past legacy with Gulf’s current modern technological capabilities to further strengthen a dynamic brand for the new millennium. The promise of global customer satisfaction continues to be an intrinsic part of Gulf’s worldwide philosophy.
Gulf Lubricants is distributed by Gulf Oil Philippines, Inc. and has great pride in its lubricant product range, which were evolved over the years and, more recently, had been subject of a complete renovation. Its latest product for the underbone and scooter riders is the Pride 4T, a new generation 4-stroke engine oil, specially, developed for new age bikes to deliver smooth acceleration, gear protection, cleaner engine, longer oil life and fuel savings.