January 6th 2005. Rizla Suzuki has announced a new sponsorship partner for the forthcoming British Superbike season. For 2005, Shell Advance Motorcycle Oils will be the official lubricant partner of the team. It is hoped that Shell Advance's products will enhance the performance of the GSX-R1000K5 race bikes, which will be ridden by John Reynolds and Scott Smart.

Les Dash, Shell UK Motorcycle Sector Manager, said: "Rizla Suzuki is the premier professional team in the British Superbike Championship and that reflects how we want to position Shell Advance in terms of the quality and performance of the range."

Rizla Suzuki team manager, Robert Wicks, added: "There isn't a bigger name in motorcycle oil than Shell Advance and it is a real credit that this brand has picked Rizla Suzuki for a technical partnership."

The British Superbike Championship starts on Bank Holiday Monday, March 28th 2005, at Brands Hatch.

For further information, visit: www.shell.com