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Castrol fans to decide race car design


Fans of iconic motor oil brand Castrol will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite livery to appear on the 2013 Castrol Suzuki Swift Sport Cup Scholarship car.

Castrol's highest performing oil product, Castrol EDGE, has been involved with the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup since it's inception and every year - in conjunction with Suzuki New Zealand - offers the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup Scholarship to one most deserving newcomer to the racing circuit.

The promising New Zealand racing driver will receive free use of one of the specially prepared 1.6 litre Suzuki Swift Sport hatchbacks to contest the upcoming Swift Sport Cup one-make production saloon car series. A package valued at over $35,000.

"Castrol is proud of all its success in every major motorsport arena across the globe, but we’re also extremely proud supporters of grass roots motorsport locally," Explains the Brand's Marketing Manager, Jayne McEwan. "Having our fans vote on our livery this year is another great way to get people involved and build enthusiasm for a sport close to the hearts of a lot of Kiwis"

Mirroring Castrol's support of up and coming driving talent, the four design options are also penned by a fledgling designer, Mitchell Keys from Electric Designs, who Castrol believe demonstrates ability beyond his 18 years.

"To be honest, we can't lose. All of Mitch's designs look so great, we can't wait to see what one draws the most votes and ends up on the vehicle"

Voting can be done by visiting Castrol New Zealand's Facebook page: and will close off October 31st. The winning design, including the livery of series sponsors: Suzuki Motorsport, Winger, Dunlop, Chicane Racewear, TV3, Stripes and Signs, Promotus Advertising and Hampton Downs will be revealed in November when the Scholarship's 2013 recipient is announced.

The Castrol Suzuki Swift Sport Scholarship is open to any budding drivers under 25. For more information visit: Car designs by Mitchell Keys visit:

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