Since 1906, our business has developed around a passion for supporting pioneers and record breakers on land, water and in the air. Today we sponsor some of the world's most successful motorsport teams.
Motorsport has always been the beating heart upon which Castrol thrives, but we do not merely supply racing teams - we stand alongside our partners in a mutual quest for higher performance.
We work in synchronicity with teams and engineers so that Castrol products are considered as crucial as any other key component on any vehicle competing on track.
Right from the very first Isle of Man TT in 1907, Castrol has been at the leading edge of competitive motorcycle racing. In fact, over the years, many of the most famous races’ winners used Castrol oil.
Over the glory years of Norton and Gilera in the 1950s, to the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with Honda in 1958, Castrol pioneered new technologies. And, as the engines became ever more sophisticated through the Japanese motorcycle revolution that ultimately led to the boom in four-stroke technology, Castrol was right there developing oils and lubricants that could master this new science.
And as the premier MotoGP™ and World Superbike classes of the sport have evolved, and the engine capacities expanded from 350 to 1000, Castrol has remained a key player, supporting the legendary riders and teams that glorified each era.
In 2023, Castrol partners the LCR Honda Castrol MotoGP™ team, which runs a Honda RC213V 280bhp 1000cc V4 motorcycle for young star Alex Marquez in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Championship.
And only this long and glorious legacy on the track could have given us the insight to develop Castrol’s POWER1 lubricants developed especially for motorcycle.