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Morris Lubricants tips Jenkins to become British truck racing champion

Morris Lubricants, is backing former BTRA British Truck Racing champion Dave Jenkins to regain his crown this season.


The Shrewsbury-based company has signed a new deal to sponsor Jenkins, one of the sport’s top personalities, for the fifth consecutive year, continuing his role as a Morris Lubricants Racing (MLR) ambassador.


Stone based Jenkins, who finished third in the keenly contested 2016 championship, is now in the process of rebuilding his Man truck in preparation for the start of the new season at Brands Hatch on March 25.


Having been a truck racer for 18 years, he is totally focused on recapturing the coveted championship but is expecting even tougher competition, saying that any one of 10 drivers is capable of winning races.


“I am very proud to be an ambassador for Morris Lubricants Racing and to endorse the company’s quality products,” said Jenkins, who is also chairman of the British Truck Racing Association.


“The company is renowned for its quality products, which are competitively priced and offer an amazing technical support service. My family has been a customer of Morris Lubricants for at least two generations and I can remember seeing Golden Film barrels from an early age.”


Looking ahead to the new season, he plans to put his rebuilt MAN truck through a series of tests at Pembrey in February to ensure that the winter development work pays dividends against the fierce competition.


Before that, Jenkins will be heading off to India to defend the Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing Pro Class, which he won at the Buddh International Circuit in Dehli last year. He will be up against the leading truck drivers in Asia and Europe.


“The British championship is now stronger than the European Championship because there is more interest and investment in the sport, which is attracting the best equipment,” explained Jenkins, who is also sponsored by Digraph, Morris Lubricants and ATE Truck and Trailer Sales.


“I am going to give everything I can, as I always do, to win the championship. I have the experience, ability and equipment to be in with as good a chance as anybody.


“Whoever wins the championship will need to create and take advantage of opportunities in races, but that often causes controversy. It’s going to be that tight.”


Andrew Goddard, Morris Lubricants’ managing director, said: “Dave has been a fantastic ambassador for Morris Lubricants over the last five years. He embodies the spirit of British truck racing and has been at the top of the game for a long time. We believe that this is his year to get back on top and reclaim the championship.”

Morris Lubricants launched its successful MLR ambassador programme last year to support all levels of British motorsport and promote the company’s premium quality oils and lubricants.

The company, which has been manufacturing lubricants in Shrewsbury since 1869, offers an extensive range of performance lubricants covering a wide variety of application areas, including many that are specifically designed for motorsport. This is backed by the highest level of quality control and technical support, together with an experienced customer service team.


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