Idemitsu to Supply Oil for Mazda Roadster in 24 Hours Nurburgring Endurance Race

 Idemitsu to Supply Oil for Mazda Roadster in 24 Hours Nurburgring Endurance

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, May 23, 2014

TOKYO, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter
"Idemitstu") announced on May 23 that it will serve as oil technical sponsor
for the Mazda MX-5 (known as Mazda Roadster in Japan) competing in the 24
Hours Nurburgring endurance race in Germany on June 21-22, 2014.


As an oil maker active worldwide, Idemitsu has developed jointly with Mazda
Motor Corporation (hereinafter "Mazda") the optimal engine oils and
transmission oils for Mazda vehicles equipped with power trains that are
developed on the basis of Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

Since the Mazda Roadster is one of the vehicles subject to these development
efforts, this oil sponsorship will serve as an opportunity to put to use
knowledge from Idemitsu's joint oil development with Mazda.

Together with demonstrating not just on public roads but on the racing circuit
as well the technological capabilities it has accumulated in oil development
and contributing to the advancement of motorsport culture, Idemitsu plans to
support, through supply of oil products, Mazda's global efforts to take on
challenges based on the vision of creating cars that combine the joy of
driving with outstanding environmental and safety performance.

Overview of the race

1.Race name: 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race (ADAC Zurich 24-hour race)
2.Vehicle: Mazda MX-5(V3 Category: NC soft-top based, 2.0-liter
    naturally-aspirated, unmodified class)
3.Team name: Mazda Motor Sports Team JOTA Reference: Mazda website:

About Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.Head office: Chiyoda-ku, TokyoRepresentative
Director and CEO: Takashi Tsukioka

About Mazda Motor CorporationHeadquarters: Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima,
JapanRepresentative Director, President and CEO: Masamichi Kogai

Contact: Ms. Chihiro Ueoka, Public Relations Section, Public Relations & CSR
Affairs Office ,Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd., Tel: +81-3-3213-3115, E-mail:, URL:
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