|Kiwi World Touring Car Champion, Paul Radisich, has spent most of his life round oil companies, but usually as a result of his motor racing sponsorship. These days, Radisich is the owner of an oil company – and now his company, Aegis Oil, is sponsoring championship winning race cars in the NZ V8 series.Aegis Oil is a private, wholly New Zealand-owned company, established more than 30 years ago by Frank Radisich which is now owned and run by Paul Radisich.Aegis Oil combines a tradition of genuine and proven customer service with an extensive range of mineral, semi and fully synthetic quality virgin automotive oils and industrial lubricants. Offering lubricant solutions for all agricultural, automotive, forestry, marine, mowing and heavy machinery, the Aegis Oil brand can be trusted to protect engines and equipment with its API specification lubricants – and regularly at better prices than the imported labels. The Aegis Oil point of difference is that it blends and distributes its own range of premium lubricants right here in New Zealand, giving customers peace of mind of knowing they are dealing with a company that is focused on New Zealand businesses, and can supply stock on demand.||Located in Thames, Aegis Oil operates New Zealand’s sole oil blending plant, and in addition to its vast range of products, it can also blend bespoke lubrication products to customer specifications and requirements. It can package oil products in all sizes from 1-litre bottles to 209 litre bulk drums.The blending process uses high quality additives to international specifications in line with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and API (American Petroleum Institute) industry compliance. Aegis Oil’s products not only meet these standards but often exceed them. For example, Aegis super diesel motor oil SAE 15W40 meets the CI-4 and API SL classification because it has been specifically blended as low-ash (low saps) diesel oil for late model high performance diesel engines, including supercharged and turbocharged units.The Aegis semi synthetic oil SAE 10W30 is suitable for use in passenger cars as well as delivery vans and light trucks. It provides excellent all season protection with the latest in shear stable viscosity index improver technology. According to Aegis, this oil offers the highest protection against wear, rust, oxidation, piston scuffing, valve gear wear and engine deposits.||
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Turua teenagers A.J. (18) and Brad (16) Lauder, have made a very successful transition from the little Suzuki Swift Sport cars to the NZV8’s. They are contesting the Motorsport NZ Gold Star championship Series which culminates at the new Pukekohe circuit on April 12-14 2013 as support class for the Australian V8 Supercars.
“The deal to purchase the TL car’s previously run by Richards Team Motorsport was too good to turn down, especially with their expertise and help included” said grandfather Frank Radisich.
A.J. won the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup last season and the brothers won the teams prize.
There was no expectation of the boys doing more than learn to drive such powerful cars. With only one day of testing at the Taupo track they were doing competitive lap times.
The first meeting was at Teretonga Park, Invercargill. Brad was 4th for the weekend due to fuel pick-up problems that caused a spectacular spin, he kept the lead in the reverse grid race after surviving another spin, while A.J. took the overall class win for the wekeend, leading the Championship after round 1.
At Level’s Raceway, Timaru, A.J. carried on his winning ways to take overall class win for the weekend. Repeating the successful start the lauder boy’s again dominated the class. This time both received trophy’s with Brad in 2nd place (his first ever podium).
Competition is fierce between the brother’s, A.J. has a slightly more teched up car, and feels he should beat Brad, but the youngster is determined to make his mark.
After 28 years at the helm, Frank Radisich has handed over ownership and day-today running of Aegis Oil Ltd to his son, Paul Radisich. Paul is known as one of New Zealand’s top sporting personalities, who has enjoyed a successful international motor racing career.
Paul has always combined his motor racing activities with business management and brings to the company the benefit of his profile and team management experience, adding value to the Aegis product.
Frank Radisich continues with the company, stepping into the role of Plant and Logistics Director where he masterminds the research, development and production of our extensive product line.
As Aegis Oil’s new Managing Director, Paul Radisich, will be extending customer relationships and introducing new customer incentives and new products, while at the same time enhancing the Aegis Oil brand image.
Above all, Paul will protect the Aegis Oil reputation for reliability and excellent service.
Team Aegis front-runner and Suzuki Swift Sport Cup Championship leader, AJ Lauder, goes into the final round of the series as championship favourite. After a mixed weekend of fortune at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild, Lauder maintains his lead, albeit by a lesser margin.
After taking pole position for the first race by an impressive 4 tenths of a second, Lauder was in a comfortable position to drive away with the lead. However, he found himself in the uncustomary track position of last after he was shuffled down the pack and then ran wide on the hairpin. Re-joining at the back of the field and showing driving maturity well beyond his years, Lauder carved his way through to finish race one in a creditable fourth
While brother, Brad Lauder, made up a couple of places to finish in sixth, AJ spent the reverse grid race two on the sidelines after breaking a front drive shaft in the warm-up. With the bit between his teeth, AJ leaped off the grid in race three and tousled his way through the field into third, but was classed as finishing fourth after a heavy accident stopped the race three laps early.
In four weeks time, Team Aegis Oil will line up on the grid for the final round of 2012 in Taupo with all eyes on AJ Lauder. At 170 points clear of his closest rival and with 300 points up for grabs, Lauder’s strategy will be to hold it all together and take as many of the double points on offer in race one. Tune in to TV3 and cheer on Team AegisOil making its claim to the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup on Sunday 11th March.
Go Team Aegis Oil !