Shell is very proud of the revolutionary Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology. It is Shell’s most advanced synthetic motor oil to date, derived from gas-to-liquids (GTL) manufactured at Pearl GTL - the world’s largest GTL plant - located in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The GTL process turns gas into crystal-clear base oil with no impurities, unlike crude oil. The end result is a product that delivers even higher levels of quality and efficiency.
The lubricant produced from this process, Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology plays an integral role in protecting the Ducati engines in MotoGP. The tailored blend is designed to reduce friction and increase power, while also maintaining the performance of the engine and gearbox by protecting them against metal wear.
Michiel Kool, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell Companies said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Ducati team to Qatar for the MotoGP weekend. The Technical Partnership with Ducati provides us with an environment to test our Shell V-Power fuels and Shell Advance Ultra oils in extreme conditions, providing our scientists with a better understanding of what will deliver improved power and performance. We are immensely proud that Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus technology is derived from Pearl GTL in Qatar. It is really remarkable that this extremely high performance motor oil starts life as natural gas from Qatar’s North Field, deep below the waters of the Arabian Gulf.’’
This year Shell and Ducati celebrate an impressive milestone: 18 successive seasons of technical collaboration and working more closely than ever to get the best out of the Shell Advance lubricants and Shell V-Power fuels.