ExxonMobil and Sebring Reach Multi-Year Partnership Extension

Legendary endurance race to maintain the longest-running title sponsorship in the motorsports industry

  • 2016 marks the 21st consecutive year ExxonMobil, through the Mobil 1 brand, has been the title sponsor of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race
  • ExxonMobil continues to rely on motorsports to provide testing platform for Mobil 1 motor oil


Friday, March 18, 2016 9:34 am EDT


"For more than two decades, we have thoroughly enjoyed having Mobil 1 as our name and title sponsor"

SEBRING, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Underscoring the importance of motorsports as a testing platform for Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil, ExxonMobil has renewed its multi-year title sponsorship of America’s premier sports car endurance race – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida.”

“Developing innovative technology requires testing beyond normal experiences, and this grueling 12-hour race provides ExxonMobil with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the performance and durability of Mobil 1 while pushing our motor oil to extreme limits,” said Kai Decker, global motorsports manager at ExxonMobil. “Our decades-long partnership with this iconic race has not only brought some thrilling racing moments on America’s oldest road racing track, but also contributed to the development of Mobil 1 products used in everyday passenger vehicles on the road. We’re proud to extend our commitment to Sebring by continuing as title sponsor of this iconic race.”

This year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring event marks the 21st consecutive year ExxonMobil has been the title sponsor of the legendary race.

“For more than two decades, we have thoroughly enjoyed having Mobil 1 as our name and title sponsor,” said Sebring President and General Manager Wayne Estes. “Sebring International Raceway looks forward to continue providing this iconic race to the fans while partnering with Mobil 1.”

In addition to serving as title sponsor, Mobil 1 can be found trackside providing high-performance lubricant products and technical engineering support to many of the teams competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, including Corvette Racing and Porsche Motorsport.

“We take great pride in our lubricants technology partnerships with some of the world’s best racing organizations, and work closely to help prepare them for endurance races like the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring,” said Bruce Crawley, motorsport technology manager at ExxonMobil.

The 64th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will take place Saturday, March 19, 2016, with the first three hours broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and the remainder of the event streamed live on IMSA.com and the FOX Sports Go mobile app.

About Mobil 1 in Motorsports

The Mobil brand’s history in motorsports officially began in 1979 with a sponsorship of Williams Formula One Racing Team. From that time, the presence of Mobil 1™ technology on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. Today, Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions by team owners and many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

Along with its status as the title sponsor of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Mobil 1 also serves as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner and Official Motor Oil of NASCAR and enjoys a long association with many of world's most popular and successful race teams, including: Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, the McLaren-Honda Formula One team, Corvette Racing’s WeatherTech Sportscar Championship team, Tony Stewart Racing’s USAC and the Falken Tire racing drift team. Mobil 1 also serves as the title sponsor of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

About Mobil 1

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobil1.com on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1 and on Twitter, @Mobil1.

Mobil and Mobil 1 are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.


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