Last Wednesday, August 27th, the Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Scott Redding visited the Castrol Global Technology Centre in Pangbourne on the eve of his home Grand Prix at Silverstone; the English rookie has been able to meet the staff that takes care of the development of all Castrol lubricants, including motorcycle products Castrol Power 1, Castrol Actevo and Castrol Activ. Located in the Berkshire countryside, the Pangbourne Technology Centre has a blending laboratory, where multiple small scale formulations are blended to be analyzed in a series of performance tests, as well as a state of the art engine testing facility; Redding, especially, attended to the simulation of a lap on the famous English circuit of Brands Hatch, and met Flossie, the robot rider used for precision testing: a crucial help to make lubricants for motorcycles which can offer the best performance in the most extreme riding conditions.
SCOTT REDDING “I had a fantastic day in Pangbourne: it was very nice to know all the people who work with great enthusiasm to make Castrol lubricants a better product from every point of view. Being able to closely observe the various tests that are made on lubricants has been a very interesting experience; in addition, I have noticed that through the engine testing they can carry out very accurate simulations, taking as a reference also the race tracks. These tests in extreme conditions lead to multiple benefits, including power, which obviously is very important in MotoGP!”.