STP teams up with Murphy Prototypes for Le Mans race

Article by Anita Panait, on June 14, 2013

Automotive additive company STP is hoping to replicate its victory in the Daytona 500 with a strong performance in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is considered a classic endurance race. The LMP2 Nissan-powered Oreca 03 of Murphy Prototypes will be carrying STP’s oval logo as it competes against some of the best endurance cars in the world. Murphy Prototypes’ 2013 European Le Mans Series driver lineup includes Brendon Hartley, Petit Le Mans 2011 LMP2 second-placer Mark Patterson as well as Karun Chandhok, former Lotus and Hispania F1 driver. In the 2012 edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans, Murphy Prototypes’ Nissan Oreca was able to lead the LMP2 class. Chandhok, on the other, placed sixth overall in 2012.

The Murphy Prototypes team is based in Brackley, Oxfordshire. Team owner Greg Murphy -- who has caught the fans’ imagination with their hashtag #murphysmen -- remarked that they are thrilled to bringing the legendary STP name to Le Mans this year and carrying its iconic logo on the race car. Jamie Kistner, STP Brand Director, added: “Our presence at the 24 Hours of Le Mans gives us a timely opportunity to re-engage with STP’s magnificent motor racing heritage, and support our global business. We are honoured to be a part of Greg Murphy’s first-class and hugely enthusiastic team, and wish them all success.” [source: STP]

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