One of the world’s most recognised and celebrated sports clubs, and one of the world’s leading brands. We make the perfect partnership.
Our sponsorship agreement with Manchester United means the distinctive Gulf orange disc will now feature on the club’s digital perimeter boards during Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup matches at Old Trafford.
The arrangement enables us to engage with Manchester United fans across the globe, including 325 million followers in Asia, where we are rapidly expanding. It’s the ideal opportunity for Gulf to expand beyond motorsport sponsorship and stand on the global stage.
World Superbike Championships - Aprilia Milwaukee
Gulf entered the ultra-competitive World Superbikes championship for the first time in its long history of motorsport, as the official lubricants partner for BMW Milwaukee in 2016. In 2017 we increased the sponsorships to the Aprilia Milwaukee and BMW Althea World Superbike teams.
Activating this sponsorship across sales incentives and consumer promotions at point of sale and on-line, Gulf now extends their relationship with the superbike teams to their business partners, getting up close with the bikes and riders at races and other events throughout the season.
World Superbike Championships
Gulf Oil International is to run in the World Superbike Championship (SBK) in 2017 as technical partners with BMW manufacturer-backed squad, Althea BMW Racing in a deal that will initially run until the end of 2018.
The team, which will continue to represent the German manufacturer in the ultra competitive world championship, moved to BMW in 2016 and has been the most successful representative of the marque in 2016.
World Endurance Championships
Gulf is partnering Gulf Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), a competition that is designed to test a driver’s endurance to the limit.
The Gulf Racing team has a history that stretches back to the 1930s, but it was in the 1960s that they started to sport their distinctive blue and orange livery. This season the team will be driving a Porsche 911 RSR GTE.
A first-class delivery: Rising Pune Supergiants
Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited is proud to be sponsoring the Indian Premier League cricket team ‘Rising Pune Supergiants.’ The team contains cricket stalwarts like Kevin Pieterson, Faf du Plassis, Steven Smith and Ajinkya Rahane, and they are a leading contender for the IPL trophy this season.
Faster, further, stronger: the Gulf Top Fuel Drag Racing Bike
We are proud sponsors of the Gulf Top Fuel Drag Racing Bike, a vehicle so powerful it can outpace a Formula 1 car and even an F-16 jet! In 2016 the Gulf Top Fuel Dragbike team achieved their tenth European Championship, and driver Ian King finished the season with a new personal best at Santa Pod Raceway of 5.9646 seconds at 232.57 mph.
In 2016 Ian King broke to land speed record for the quarter mile achieving the world record of XXX seconds.
Gulf has a long history of Land Speed Record breaking, which dates back into the 1930s, with the likes of Ab Jenkins – who drove his Gulf-lubricated Mormon Meteor to numerous world speed records using Gulf road oil. This latest record mirrored these achievements as Ian King’s bike runs on absolutely standard Gulf road lubricants – despite the fact that it has probably the most powerful motorbike engine in the world (rated at something over 1500BHP).