THE 2014 Dakar Rally includes 34 Motul-supported entries in all four main categories; Motorcycle, Car, Quad and truck.
Because there is no room for any mechanical weakness in the Dakar race, Motul, which has proven its technical reliability in various motor sport arenas, and its partners are using specially adapted lubricants, maintenance products and coolants from its Motorsport Line (auto) and Factory Line (moto), particularly from the 300V range, for high performance and maximum protection.
Headlining the Motul lineup is Team HRC, which is returning to Dakar with full Honda factory backing and aiming for victory in the Motorcycle category. Five-time Dakar winner and 2013 World Cross Country Rally Champion Paulo Goncalves leads the Motul-Honda HRC squad.
The largest representation of Motul-supported teams is in the Cars category and includes Motul’s newest Dakar partner, Xtrem Plus. The team benefits from the support of Polaris USA, and the lineup counts in the category T3 winner of the 2013 Dakar, William Alcaraz.
The spotlight is also be on the totally revised EVR Racing Buggy of former FIA World Cup Champion Eric Vigouroux, who is hungry for victory after a relatively disappointing 2013.
No fewer than seven MD Rallye Sport entries have been submitted by the largest privateer team in the field, including a Springbock for Etienne Smulevici.
In the Truck category, the trio of vehicles from the Belarus MAZ factory team is running with the support of Motul Russia.
In the Philippines, Motul oil and lubricants are exclusively distributed by Autoplus Sportzentrium. For more information, call 726-0399 or log on to www.motul.com.ph.