Learn to race from the best in the all new Mobil 1 Racing Academy

 22nd Aug 2012

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Learn to race from Grand Prix driver Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR’s Tony Stewart in the all new Mobil 1 Racing Academy, now launched on the WP Group websites.

  • New 3D racing game enables motorsports fans to test their skills and learn from racing heroes
  • Players go from grassroots to professional skill level with mentoring from the best in the business
  • Mobil 1 Racing Academy is the fourth and biggest motorsport game to be released from the Mobil 1 Team

The 2012 motorsport season is off to a thrilling start and the Mobil 1 team is offering fans across the world the chance to join in on the action with its new online 3D game: Mobil 1 Racing Academy.

Players have the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and three-time NASCAR® champion Tony Stewart, as they progress from grassroots series to the very top of motorsport in the Mobil 1 Racing Academy, a free online gaming experience.

Mobil 1 Racing Academy is the fourth game in four years to be released from the Mobil 1 team. This year, fans can retrace the careers of their motorsport idols by competing in the same races and driving the same cars as Lewis and Tony¯from their earliest days, right through to their current Grand Prix and NASCAR drives.

Players experience the game on three distinct skill levels for each idol. Those tracing the career of Lewis Hamilton will compete in Karting, then Formula 3 and finally Grand Prix racing. Those racing as Tony Stewart will progress from Midget Car, to IndyCar and finally to NASCAR®. Fans will be mentored by the two superstars every step of the way, with tips for each series, gamestage-relevant career overviews and sound bites to encourage the players.

A Money-Can’t-Buy Prize

Points are awarded to players according to race place and game level, with a 1st place score in the Grand Prix and NASCAR levels generating more points than an equivalent placing in the Karting or Midget Car levels. Each month twenty winners will be chosen from each series (Grand Prix and NASCAR) based on their total point score. These winners will be offered an incredible “money-can’t-buy prize” - their place in motorsport history. The top scorers will either have their names placed within the Mobil 1 logos on Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the USA Grand Prix in Austin, or Stewart-Haas Racing cars at the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500 in Phoenix.

The Mobil 1 Racing Academy builds on the successes of 2010’s Mobil 1 Global Challenge ¯ ranked amongst the top ten internet-based games that year ¯ and 2011’s Mobil 1 Track Challenge, which hit number one on Viralchart.com and boasted over 10 million individual gameplays.

Mobil 1 Partnerships

Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic engine oil brand, has been used by motorsport teams across the globe to maximise car and driver performance. As the Technology Partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team and the Official Motor Oil for NASCAR®, Mobil 1 now enters its 37th year at the forefront of automotive lubrication innovation, delivering excellent performance for all drivers, regardless of conditions.

About ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties

ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is a leading marketer of finished lubricants, asphalts and specialty products, as well as one of the world's largest suppliers of lubricant base stocks.

About Mobil 1 engine oil

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.


Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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