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Castrol news is where i'll post up all the latest news in motorsport according to Castrol.

Hear we Go............

Castrol signs Ken Block and he's now driving a Ford!

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4&Rotary Nationals Auckland 2010

Rod’s PAC RX3 takes NZ Honours

After a much anticipated arrival, the PAC team landed in Auckland NZ to take on the local talent in their home town. The team consisted of Rodney’s PAC, RX3 and Ivan’s beautiful Pink RX3. The first day saw the team attend the static show held at ASB showgrounds in Auckland, where the crowd of 12,000 spectators were able to get up close and personal with the boys and a chance to see the cars before they headed out to the race track at Meremere the next day.

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The show consisted of a show n shine event with over 280 entrants, as well as an 8 car field of Drift cars demonstrating their skills in front of the crowd. Rocky and crew chief, Joe were lucky enough to land a ride in one of the drift cars giving them an insight on how it all works in the land of drifting.

Day 2 was time to get down to business. With the weather looking quite pretentious the team prepared both cars to take on the kiwi’s down the quarter mile. After the Meremere crew dried and prepared the track, Rodney went out for his first shake down pass to familiarise himself with the track. Second run saw the PAC RX3 make a pass and run an 8.6 to top the qulaifying ranks after the first round. After a few shaky runs and still trying to get used to the track conditions he reeled off a 7.86@105mph with his parachute bloomed at ¾ track.

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The finals saw Rodney taken on local heroes CBR in their Ozmod RX4. Rod ran his personal best for the day with a 7.64@147mph taking home the honours for 2010 in the Pro Import Class. A big credit should be given to the New Zealanders for getting down such a tricky race track. Rodney would like to thank his sponsors for their support especially Turbosmart , SEM and Juice.

The other headlining car of Ivan Skaramuca ran the fastest time of the day reeeling off a 7.43 after scraping the wall. Ivan counted his lucky stars as it could have been a lot worse, apart from a bruised ego and some superficial damage on the car all is repairable, but unfortunately the car will not be able to make the second event in Christchurch in 3 weeks time.

The team will be back for the south Island Championships, in Christchurch, with Rodney’s PAC RX3 to do it all over again. A big shout out goes to all the supporters who came to the Auckland show and to everyone who helped make us being there possible and we look forward to seeing you down south in 3 weeks time. For more event information you can check out www.4androtary.co.nz

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Castrol EDGE Drift Car gets the STIG’s Approval

The Top Gear Live Show took place in Sydney over the weekend with thousands of fans crowded into the Acer Arena at Homebush.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the RX-7 drift car being used in the show broke down just after the 5pm session. Show organizers called on the owners of our Castrol EDGE sponsored drift car (Motive DVD) to step in for the 8pm session.

The STIG drove the Castrol EDGE drift car in front of a full Acer Arena crowd on Saturday night. He actually preferred our very own drift car to the RX-7 stunt car! The car then featured on display as part of the back-lot tour after the show.

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29 October 2009, MADRID: Who is the greatest current footballer? It’s a question that always evokes passionate debate from football fans and pundits around the globe. Now they can find the definitive answer to the much-disputed question as Castrol global ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo today unveiled the inaugural Castrol Rankings, the world’s first truly objective football rankings system, based on the actual performance of every football player across Europe’s top five leagues.

While other football rankings are based on opinion, Castrol has applied the same expertise they apply to the development of their oils to create the Castrol Rankings – using objective analysis and highly advanced technology to measure every pass, every tackle and every single move of over 2000 players and games every year. It will, at last, draw a line under the age-old debate about who are the best performing players.

The Castrol Rankings are updated on a rolling monthly basis so, from now on, for the first time ever, football fans can regularly check whether Kaká is really out-performing Gerrard, or whether Messi is proving more effective than Thierry Henry, by visiting www.castrolfootball.com. Fans can also customise the Castrol Rankings by player nationality, position or club, allowing them to compare the players or teams they support.

Speaking at today’s launch, Ronaldo, placed third, vowed that he will close the gap on Lionel Messi and leader Thierry Henry, after the Barcelona forward took the top spot: “The Castrol Rankings is the ranking that every player wants to top. If you can be number one on the Castrol Rankings there can be no arguments, as it is based on fact, not opinion. That’s why I’m aiming for the number one spot – to prove I’m the best!”

Marcel Desailly, Henry’s former international team-mate and Castrol Ambassador, said: “Thierry Henry has been one of the most consistent strikers in European football for a long time and I am not surprised he is at the head of the Castrol Rankings. Of course he is excellent in front of goal, but what makes him such an outstanding player is his overall contribution to Barcelona’s attacking play and that’s what makes him such an important part of that team.”

Castrol Senior Vice-President Mike Johnson added: “We saw a golden opportunity for Castrol to harness our expertise in analysis, technology and innovation in oil and apply it to the world of ranking football performances. The Castrol Rankings has been 12 months in the making and we’re thrilled to now launch it. We are in no doubt that the Castrol Rankings will drive debate around who is the best player and we’re excited to be fuelling this. We think football fans will love it.”

Commenting on the Castrol Rankings, Thierry Weil, Director, Marketing at FIFA, said: “FIFA is delighted to have a committed football supporter like Castrol in our select group of commercial affiliates and we are excited to be working together with them. The Castrol Rankings is a new and unique way of rating player performances and we look forward to seeing the debate it encourages over the next year."

To see the full Castrol Rankings and register for monthly updates, please go to | Castrol Football | Official Sponsor 2010 FIFA World Cup™ South Africa

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