Exol quality shines in HRCR classic rally championships

As the official lubricants partner to the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) for the 2023 MINI Sport Cup and Stage Masters Challenge, Exol Lubricants provides all competing cars with its high-quality Optiguard oil.

Driver, Craig King, has hailed Exol’s premium oil as the key to keeping his engine in optimal condition throughout the season.

The HRCR’s two championships offer competitors in classic rally machinery a calendar of high-octane events on a mixture of surfaces across the UK, with the MINI Sport Cup open to all Mini and Mini derivatives built up to the end of 1990, and the Stage Masters Challenge open to any vehicle registered before the end of 1990; resulting in an eclectic mix of cars competing on some of the country’s finest rally stages.

The partnership sees Exol Lubricants deliver its Optiguard 20W-50 (M166) to each of the competing crews, with Exol branding on their vehicles too.

Exol Lubricants’ Optiguard 20W-50 (M166) is a high-performance engine oil manufactured using race proven additive technologies. Optiguard 20W-50 is the optimum choice for classic and vintage cars that are raced competitively, providing stable oil pressures and bearing protection under high load and high temperatures.

Optiguard 20W-50 keeps engine components clean and deposit free, protecting against wear, rust and corrosion. This technology has been proven in classic car applications such as Mini, MG, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Ford, and Aston Martin to name just a few.

After experiencing clutch issues in the Tour of Epynt Rally at the end of July, Craig stripped down the engine of his car and was pleasantly surprised by what he found – thanks to the power of Exol oil.

Craig comments: “In short, the engine looks almost brand new! The crankshaft, cam belt, bores and bearings are all in mint condition. Likewise, the gearbox looks immaculate. And this after more than a season of hard use on the rallies. This (Exol) oil we are using is incredible stuff!”

The HRCR Stage Masters Championship rounds off the 2023 campaign with the Woodpecker Rally in Ludlow on September 9th, followed by the Three Shires Stages in Ledbury on September 17th, and the season-closing Wyedean Rally in the Forest of Dean on October 14th.