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Sponsor Spotlight – Nolan Oils
Over the winter months, I’m going to be shining the spotlight on some of my key sponsors who have been supporting me over the years. In this feature, I’m going to be looking at one of the sponsors who have been backing me the longest, Nolan Oils, who you might recognise from featuring on my visor at every race!
The Nolan family has been supplying domestic heating oil to homes and businesses for over 50 years, but in 1988 Mark Nolan formed Nolan Fuel Oils. Since then, they have steadily grown from their base near Bicester and now supply a wide range of fuels and lubricants for domestic, agricultural, haulage and industrial use.
Mark Nolan – Nolan Oils
Who are Nolan Oils?
So we’re an oil distribution company that supplies oils to homes, farms and various industrial sites within a 30 mile radius of Bicester or Chipping Sodbury (where our sister company is based). Although Nolan Oils was formed in the late 80s, I’ve been in the industry for a while, working at my parents company prior to this.
How did you first meet Pete?
I’ve always loved bikes and have followed the racing since the days of Barry Sheene. I used to go to various different BSB rounds but a while back when at Donington Park I was introduced to an up and coming rider named Peter Hickman, who was around 16 or 17 at the time.
I began sponsoring him shortly after and since then we’ve steadily grown to where we are today! Pete was actually the first rider we sponsored as a company, so it’s been great to watch his career grow and see the success he’s achieved.
What’s your favourite race to attend?
Although I love going to the short circuits, for me nothing compares to the Isle of Man TT!
What’s been your highlight sponsoring Pete?
Without a doubt, being at the TT to see Pete win the Senior race and set the fastest lap. What an incredible day that was, I still get goose bumps now thinking about how exciting it was!
Don’t forget to check out all of my sponsors here!