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Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s state-run oil company, introduced its high-performance racing fuel Primax to Japan’s racing enthusiasts in June.

Primax is produced by using PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions, an advanced formula developed through the company’s collective experience in motorsports, as well as insights and expertise from its global pool of scientists, engineers and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One team. The fuel formulation is optimized with a high octane to deliver smoothness, responsiveness and efficiency, meeting every racer’s needs and the most demanding engine requirements, according to a company press release.

Ezhar Yazid Jaafar, chief of PETRONAS Representative Office (Japan), said that PETRONAS fuels some of the most spectacular motorsports races globally.

“Our state-of-the-art, customized formulation has now caught the eye of motoring enthusiasts in Japan as it meets specific requirements of high-powered engines. We are pleased to bring our fuel technology to racers in Japan,” according to a quote in the press release.

With the first shipment complete, Ezhar said he is confident that Primax fuel will not disappoint race enthusiasts here. He added that PETRONAS is grateful to their fuel technology team, PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), and the authorized Japanese distributor, Petroplan Co., for materializing the breakthrough achievement for the company. PETRONAS has been supplying liquefied natural gas to Japan since 1983. The global energy giant is the official fuel supplier for the intermediate Moto2 and lightweight Moto3 classes that run in the MotoGP World Championship.

Petroplan Co. has distributed products of PLI and PETRONAS, including lubricants, to various sectors in Japan. Petroplan President Kenichi Fujita said he is committed to deliver good results in positioning the PETRONAS brand among the top race fuel suppliers and solution partners in Japan when he met with the officials from the PETRONAS Representative Office (Japan), according to the press release.

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