In the fast-paced world of motorsports, TOTAL Lubrifiants plays an integral role! Racing is the ultimate laboratory for the development of tomorrow's automobile consumer products, which is why TOTAL is an active motorsports player. We supply race teams and organizers with products and services of exceptional quality. Putting our expertise at the service of drivers, we guarantee them optimal protection, reliability and performance for their engines. In this way, our R&D efforts pave the way to the victory lane!
As the pinnacle of motorsports, Formula 1 (F1) must be actively involved in the search for clean technology and continuous improvement. TOTAL is proud to be a part of F1's effort to uphold its position as a recognized incubator for innovation.
TOTAL's involvement in F1 racing affirms our commitment to making our products even more efficient. Our fuel and lubricant R&D teams aim to lap the competition!
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS
TOTAL is proud to supply high-performance lubricants to Citroën, powering its cars to regular victories at the World Rally Championships (WRC). In 2011, the Citroën Total team won its seventh World Manufacturers' title, while Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena clinched their eight consecutive drivers' world title. We provide the engine oil, transmission oil, and liquid for the hydraulic system, as well as a skilled support crew.
Our engineers are meeting the challenge to develop a lubricant that can produce an oil film just a few microns thick, while still reducing friction for perfect engine performance. Our team frequently analyzes oil samples to ensure that Citroën's WRC DS3 cars are getting the best from our lubricants, whether in the searing heat of Cyprus or the plunging temperatures of Sweden. With only one engine allowed at every other rally, TOTAL's delivery of world-class products - whatever the conditions - is key to the Citroën-Total Team's success.
THE DAKAR RALLY
TOTAL has become a premium partner for the Dakar rally, a legendary event at the very peak of the rally-raid sporting pyramid, and one that has become truly international.
Above and beyond fuel supply, TOTAL contributes its support to an incredible human and sporting adventure enriched by discovery, encounters and unforgettable situations.
TOTAL has been the main partner of Citroen Racing since 2014 in the World Tourism Car Championship (WTCC).
The Citroën C-Elysée dominated its rivals for the 2nd year in a row in the World Touring Car Championship (in 2015 21 victories out of 24 races; in 2014 16 victories out of 24 races and 4 World Champion Titles).
Citroen Racing drivers José Maria Lopez, Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua ended last year 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Drivers’championship.
WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (WRX)
World RX is the FIA’s newest World Championship launched in 2014. Rallycross races are held on approximately 1 km race circuits. The tracks are technically very challenging with spectacular corners and consist of constantly changing surfaces due to the mixture of asphalt and gravel. Even with the demanding nature of the courses, the average track speed is approximately 100 km/h!
Total has been involved in top-level motorcycle racing for more than 30 years, a period during which it has been enriched by the cross-fertilisation of its research devoted to all forms of motorsport. This has enabled it to propose acknowledged expertise in lubricants in motorcycle racing on the basis of their performance, reliability and mastery of consumption. This know-how is spread over the TOTAL HI-PERF range and TOTAL racing lubricants; they are formulated by research teams in the CReS in Solaize. Total ACS (additives and special fuels) produces and packs the racing lubricants after which they take care of the logistics at the circuits.
TOTAL IN ENDURANCE RACING
The Total Group is fully involved in endurance through new programs that are both ambitious and representative of strong values.
An unprecedented commitment alongside its involvement in Formula 1 and several FIA World Championships, the Total Group is fully involved in endurance through new programs that are both ambitious and representative of strong values.
ELF has demonstrated engagement and passion for racing and motorsports since 1967. For decades, the TOTAL brand has maintained a close relationship with the world's leading engine and transmission manufacturers. We put our R&D efforts in top gear to deliver customized racing fuels and lubricants designed for the industry's priority: performance!
Thanks to our partnerships with World Superbike, MotoGP, World Series by Renault, and World Endurance racing teams, ELF has earned a worldwide reputation in the most prestigious racing competitions. The many victories won by drivers racing under our colors have made ELF racing products leaders in the motorsport world.
ELF IN RENAULT SPORT SERIES
ELF has partnered for 10 years with Renault Sport Technologies (RST) and has a very close relationship on all technical, sports and commercial levels.
ELF IN MOTOGP
Elf is the brand of lubricants of champions and motorcycle lovers. Elf has been involved in motorcycle racing for more than 30 years. Competition is one of the parts of Elf’s DNA. Elf has established itself as an indispenssable brand in motorcycle racing lubricants.
ELF IN DAKAR
Amateur riders who cannot count on personal technical backup, are once again in the limelight thanks to the new traditional Elf Moto Trophy which, since its launch in 2003, has become an integral part of the event. The participants, who undertake to carry the Elf colours, benefit from multiple advantages.
ELF IN WSBK AND IN WSS
Since 2007, Elf and Kawasaki have confirmed their partnership in motorsports and the endorsement of Elf Moto lubricants in several countries for both first fill and service fill applications.
Elf continues to partner Kawasaki official teams in WSBK and WSS.
SPECIAL FUELS AND PRODUCT ADDITIVES TEAM
The men and women of Total Additives and Special Fuels have developed expertise which are updated continuously, in particular through attendance to technical training sessions, but also by closely following technological advances regarding the molecules we use and their application. Each project is handled by a salesperson experienced in the relevant market and accompanied by a formulation engineer specialised in the product line in question. Thereafter, customer service manages each project individually and ensures the delivery of technical and commercial solutions within the shortest timeframe. This combination of know-how enhances the dialogue with end users.
WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT
With more than 100,000 spectators on average per meeting, young drivers compete for the title in four international categories (Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Mégane Trophy, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and Eurocup Clio), all aiming for a top-ranking career in motorsports.
ELF has partnered with Renault Sport Technologies for many years and has developed a very close relationship on all technical, sports and commercial levels, among other things as official lubricant supplier for all vehicles.The international development of the race schedule is unique for its diversity, quality and venues on legendary circuits, together forming a spectacular showcase for the expertise and long-standing involvement in motorsports of Renault and the ELF brand. This is a unique opportunity to see the races and what happens behind the scenes at the racetrack.
In the world of motorcycling, the ELF brand is synonymous with top performance. This is why for many years, international manufacturers such as HONDA and KAWASAKI and teams such as LCR HONDA rely on ELF products and sponsorship for the most important motorcycle races and competitions, particularly MotoGP and the World Superbike class of the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix.
MotoGP brings together the best motorcycle riders in the world. They ride 1,000cc machines with four-stroke engines. The MotoGP championship is the culmination of 18 Grand Prix held from March to November.
The Superbike world championship was born in the USA, and it allows four-stroke bikes that branch off commercial series. Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz all started with this class in the 1980s before becoming 500cc world champions. Pushed by manufacturers, Superbike created its first world championship in 1988. Over the past 20 years, Superbike has crowned many stars of the circuit, including Carl Fogarty, Scott Russell, John Kocinski, Colin Edwards, Troy Bayliss and Ben Spies.
In 2012, an even stronger partnership was created with the support of the official Kawasaki KRT teams in WSBK and Delta Fin in WSS, the satellite Pedercini team in WSBK and SST1000, not to mention the SRC team for Endurance and FSBK.
As part of the MotoGP line-up, Total Motorsports sponsors the Marc VDS racing team in the Moto2 championship, the forerunner to the MotoGP category.This new category has been raced for two years, attracting a large number of riders and always promises spectacular races.