TVS Motor Company has entered into a partnership agreement with PETRONAS, an alliance that will see the progressive energy company become the title partner of TVS Racing, India’s first factory racing team.
Renamed as PETRONAS TVS Racing Team, the outfit will get a new color as part of the alliance with effect this season. PETRONAS is also ready to deliver its high-performance engine oil, PETRONAS Sprina, to the team that will compete in racing, supercross and rally formats, including the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC), the Indian National Supercross Championship (INSC) and the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC).
The partnership is further complemented by a strategic business alliance with PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) to develop a co-branded oil – PETRONAS TVS TRU4 RacePro – which will be available to consumers in the Indian market in May 2022.
KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO of TVS Motor Company: “We are pleased to have PETRONAS as our partner for TVS Racing. PETRONAS comes with many progressive technological solutions, backed by significant victories in prominent racing events. I am convinced that PETRONAS ‘ global expertise and a solid presence in motorsport combined with TVS Racing’s four decades of strong racing heritage will take us to greater heights. “
Datuk Sazali Hamzah, Executive Vice President and CEO Downstream PETRONAS: “PETRONAS continues to make progress across the value chain in India. Among the examples of a significant portfolio include improvements providing LPG through IndianOil PETRONAS Pvt. Ltd. (IPPL), delivery of roof solar panels via AmPlus Energy. Today we seal a stronger partnership with one of India’s most respected OEMs, TVS Motor Company, with the launch of PETRONAS TVS Racing Team. PETRONAS lubricants have a solid track record in global motorsport events and we are proud to support TVS Racing’s ambitions. ”
Meghashyam L Dighole, Vice President, New Product Development, TVS Motor Company: “TVS Racing has been a prominent force in Indian motorsport for over four decades. We are hugely involved in motor racing in the country and have continually worked to increase interest and enthusiasm for our partnership with PETRONAS is a testament to this, and it gives me immense pleasure to announce the renaming of TVS Racing Team to PETRONAS TVS Racing Team.
Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior General Manager, Group Strategic Communications PETRONAS: “Through our involvement in global motorsport events, PETRONAS has been able to continuously innovate our Fluid Technology Solutions offering for track and road, and we are proud to collaborate and “Expanding our expertise to the TVS Racing Team. We are highly motivated by this project. It gives us another platform to test our capabilities and raise awareness of the PETRONAS brand and the philosophy of motorsport fans in India, a strategic market for our company.”
Giuseppe Pedretti, Regional Managing Director, PETRONAS Lubricants International: “PETRONAS TVS Tru4 Race Pro engine oil is formulated with the same premium additive technology as that used by the PETRONAS-TVS Racing team. This is so that TVS consumers can experience the same superior performance in their bikes. “