The French distributor of engine oils and lubricants will be sponsoring 19-year old Samantha Tan in the Pirelli World Challenge. Tan will drive for her own team, ST Racing, along with her teammate Nick Wittmer in the TC class.
Motul, which carries oil and lubricant products for passenger cars, power sports, marine, gardening, heavy-duty products, and industrial applications sponsors up-and-coming young racing talents as a way to help them make their dreams a reality.
“Samantha is a formidable talent who is making a name for herself in racing,” said Guillaume Pailleret, President of Motul North America. “As a fearless female driver, we are proud to sponsor her and help her encourage more young women to consider racing.”
“I am so honored to have Motul on board as my sponsor,” said Tan. “I met the President and the whole staff at Motul last month, at their offices in California, and they were all so welcoming. It will be an absolute pleasure to work with them, and I look forward to building this relationship for many more years. I am proud to represent such a fine product as Motul. Everyone at ST Racing welcomes them and we couldn’t be happier to have them on the Team. This is so amazing.”
Tan’s team, ST Racing, was officially launched in October of 2016. Both drivers will be debuting a new car, the BMW M235iR in the TC class at the event. Presently, Kenneth Tan works as the Team Principal, Ben Distaulo as the Team Manager, and Alex Dupré as the Team Engineer. Pierre Savoy is filling the crucial role as the Driver Coach for Samantha Tan leading up to the event.
Tan , from Gormley, Ontario, Canada, was the youngest driver to participate in the Ferrari Driving Experience at Mont Tremblant (Quebec), where she ultimately made her decision to start racing. Over the winter month of 2014, she competed in NASA (National AutoSport Association), where she achieved a 2nd place finish at Gateway International, and two 3rd place finishes at Virginia International Raceway. During the summer months, she was a part of the Canadian Touring Car Championship finishing 5th out of 22 cars in the Touring Class, 9th out of 47 overall in the Series and was recognized as Rookie of the Year.
Tan is now competing in the Pirelli World Challenge (Touring Class) with her own team, ST Racing. Both Samantha Tan and her teammate Nick Wittmer are driving a new car, the BMW M235iR. Samantha Tan is currently a studying economics at the University of California Irvine, where she resides.
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