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Leading ceramic surface protection manufacturers have reaffirmed their support for motorsport, today (Wednesday 14 January), this time backing a team embarking on the road to Mandalay.

Northampton-based Gtechniq, the surface protection experts, have joined forces with Raceworks Motorsport, to increase the efficiency of their Datsun 240Z during the Road to Mandalay endurance rally, this February.

The 24-day rally across Malaysia, Thailand and Burma is set to test the cars and their drivers’ performance and skills. Gtechniq’s C1 Crystal Lacquer and EXO Ultra Durable Hybrid coating have been used to prep the car, making it easier to maintain during the almost month-long journey.

Rob Earle, managing director of Gtechniq, said: “People underestimate the impact that having a dirty car can have, not only on safety, but on the performance of a car too.

“With Gtechniq coatings on the Raceworks Datsun, dirt particles, which are often unevenly distributed on a car, are less likely to create drag as air particles cling to the grime. It will obviously also help the driver to ensure the car stays much cleaner in the dirtiest of environmental conditions.”

From Sunday 1 February 2015, well-known historic car racing driver and owner, Grant Tromans and his navigator for the event Simon Russell, will be embarking on this Endurance Rally Association venture in the Raceworks Motorsport prepared 1973 Datsun.

Mike Purse, a director of Raceworks Motorsport, said: “We have been treating our circuit racing cars with Gtechniq products this season with great results, so we are really looking forward to testing them to the extreme with our Datsun 240Z on this endurance event covering so many types of terrain.”


Notes to editors

Gtechniq was born out of pure science, the love of cars and the desire to create the best car care products, with a focus on protective coatings – the cornerstone of our success.

In 2004, scientists at Gtechniq created a superior line of products aimed at perfecting all car surfaces. And over the last 10 years, these products have been continually improved to provide a range that outshines and outlasts the competition.

The Gtechniq range includes composite ceramic coatings, leather protection, fabric protection, wheel and trim protection, shampoos and much more. For more information about Gtechniq, or to find an Accredited Detailer, visit

About Raceworks Motorsport

The team at Raceworks Motorsport has enjoyed successes in many different forms of motorsport, from road rallying to International GT Racing. Over the years, we have gained vast experience in a variety of machinery by building and running cars for many different championships and customers.

Raceworks Motorsport manage a varied Portfolio of cars, including Single Seat racing cars, World Sports Cars, GTs, Touring and Super Cars from the 1950’s to present day. Offering specialist services covering all aspects of competition car preparation, from complete car builds, shell preparation, suspension set up, maintenance, repair and servicing.

The Raceworks Motorsport ‘on event’ support service provides customers with the comfort of comprehensive ‘arrive and drive’ conditions, for European and UK events and track days. In-house fabrication facilities allow bespoke parts to be made to customer’s specification.

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