RAVENOL is named official supplier of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
RAVENOL, the commercial brand of Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH, has been named the official supplier of the customer racing program of Mercedes-AMG, the high-performance subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG based in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The new partnership intensifies the cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and RAVENOL that has already been in place at the team level.
Repeatedly, Mercedes-AMG customer teams have run race cars in RAVENOL livery. For instance, in the current DTM season, Mercedes-AMG Team Winward is competing with a RAVENOL Mercedes-AMG GT3 raced by Junior Driver David Schumacher.
As part of the comprehensive partnership agreement covering multiple years, the RAVENOL logo will be present on the Mercedes-AMG Performance cars in the future. The logo will be visible on the right front wing as part of the exclusive “Partner line” Mercedes-AMG Motorsport uses to provide excellent visibility for its official partners.
Additionally, the Customer Racing Teams can order the RAVENOL high-performance product portfolio through the global Mercedes-AMG Motorsport sales channels.
The partnership generates synergies at a technical level as well: RAVENOL, having been involved in motorsport since 2004, will, for instance, contribute its expertise to the engine and gearbox development at Mercedes-AMG.
Next to the performance that is crucial in motorsport, the partnership will also focus on conserving resources. Thus, the ongoing development of lubricants based on vegetable base oils is on the agenda as well.
“In RAVENOL, we have a proven partner at our side. I am delighted that we haven’t just entered a supply partnership but have agreed on a strategic technical cooperation with a future-oriented approach as well. Moreover, sustainability and resource conservation are matters that are important to us as well and that also must be acknowledged in motorsport. This is an ambition we share with RAVENOL and together we keep promoting the development in this area,” said Christoph Sagemüller, head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.
“RAVENOL has been successful in motorsport for almost 20 years and ranks among the most renowned suppliers worldwide. The partnership provides our Customer Racing Teams with high-performance lubricants and we as a manufacturer benefit from RAVENOL’s vast experience in this field. It is our common goal to further optimise the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing programme, together with maximum performance and while acknowledging aspects of sustainability,” said Stefan Wendl, head of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing.
“Mercedes-AMG and RAVENOL are unified by a huge passion for motorsport. This is the platform on which the two German companies have been proving the performance potential of their products for many years. However, the social and ecological responsibility in particular is also an important element in our efforts related to the ongoing development of our products,” said Paul Becher, CEO of RAVENOL.
“GT racing is an important area of our activities. Here, we have very good long-term partnerships. These also include numerous Mercedes-AMG customer teams, for instance competing in DTM, ADAC GT Masters or the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring or in Spa. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation as an official supplier of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport,” said Martin Huning, Motorsport director of RAVENOL.