LEADING Australian lubricants manufacturer Hi-Tec Oils has renewed its partnership with Coates Hire Rally Australia and will return as Official Oil Sponsor and title sponsor of the Hi-Tec Oils Service Park at the FIA World Rally Championship event next September.
The Coffs Coast rally on 11-14 September will be Hi-Tec Oils’ second year of involvement.
Rally Australia announced last week that the Service Park would be at a new venue in the grounds of the C.ex Coffs International Stadium at Coffs Harbour.
Hi-Tec Oils, a family-owned maker of premium oils, greases and specialty products, also will back the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship, which will feature at Rally Australia.
Managing Director George Gambino said the involvement with Rally Australia last year had proved incredibly beneficial to both the rally and his company.
“Rally Australia provided a fantastic, friendly environment where its competitors can safely enjoy and participate in their sport,” he said.
“We are pleased to support the Australian Rally Championship and hope to see the continual growth of rally in Australia,” he said.
Mr Gambino added that the decision to expand Hi-Tec Oils’ involvement in 2014 had been largely influenced by its supporters.
“Our fans have made it clear that rally is what they would like to see,” he said.
“After our involvement with Rally Australia last year, we ran a Facebook poll asking our friends and customers which sport they would like to see Hi-Tec Oils more involved in in 2014 – and rally was the clear winner, which is one major contributing factor to our decision.”
Rally Australia Chairman Ben Rainsford welcomed Hi-Tech Oils and its expanded involvement in rallying.
“It’s terrific to see a successful Australian company like Hi-Tec Oils looking to increase their exposure through rallying in Australia and we welcome their continued involvement in Rally Australia and their new connection to the ECB ARC,” Mr Rainsford said.