CASTROL RACING HISTORY
Our Racing Pedigree
A History of Castrol's Passion for Racing
Castrol has consistently been at the forefront of motor racing since the sport began in the early 1900s.
Our long term technical partnership with motorcycle manufacturers and the use of the highest level of motorcycle racing as a testing ground is a very important part of our never-ending development of high quality products, both for competition racers and enthusiast bikers around the world.
Castrol’s success in motorcycle racing goes back to the very beginnings of racing at the Isle of Man TT in 1907 through to the bikes in today’s powerful MotoGP series.
Throughout the 1920s and 30s the sport began to gather momentum across Europe but the onset of World War 2 meant that official racing was suspended, and it wasn’t restarted until 1949 when the new World championship was created. Yet throughout this time Castrol had remained close to the heart of motorcycle racing, and between1922 and 1947 all bar two Isle of Man TT winners used Castrol oil.