Gulf Retail links up with iconic motor racing circuit

Lee Thomas, left, with Craig Nugent

Gulf Retail has become fuel partner to Silverstone Circuits.

The deal, involving Warrington-based Certas Energy, provides the world-renowned motor racing venue with its full requirement of fuels, including a range of premium and racing fuels as well as heating oils and generator fuels.

The transformation of Silverstone Circuit into one of the UK’s leading year-round leisure destinations continues and this tie up reflects a strong commitment to the future from two businesses with rich racing pedigrees.

The forecourt within Silverstone Circuit’s national paddock has been extensively refurbished to meet the future needs of the circuit and its range of fuels now includes unleaded, Gulf’s premium fuel grade Endurance, Gulf 99 Octane Track unleaded and Gulf 102 Octane specially blended racing fuel formula for even greater performance.

Investment within Silverstone Circuit is ongoing and includes ‘The Silverstone Experience’, a new technology-driven and interactive visitor attraction due to open in 2019, as well as development of Silverstone’s premium meeting and accommodation facilities.

“We are impressed by Silverstone’s vision to become a year-round leisure destination and see great long term potential from this agreement,” said Craig Nugent, head of dealer sales with Certas Energy, which owns the UK rights to the Gulf brand.

Mr Nugent added: “It also enables us to align our Gulf brand with one of the world’s leading race circuits and showcase the quality and performance capabilities of Gulf fuels.”

Lee Thomas, procurement and contracts manager, Silverstone Circuits, said: “This is a partnership between two companies with a rich motor racing heritage and a strong commitment to the future.

“Our forecourt has now been refurbished to meet future demand from both the racing fraternity and motoring public.

“The circuit’s entire fuel needs are now serviced by Certas Energy and Gulf and we hope that this is the start of a strong relationship that in time will extend well beyond the supply of high quality fuels.”