Seeking Competitors for Online Mobil 1 Global Challenge Game
Test Your Skills Against Motorsports Finest in Ultimate Online Racing Game
-- Launch coincides with new season of Mobil 1 The Grid TV show -- Linked to social networking sites for instant entrance and no cost -- Features tracks from four different continents and four different race series
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Motorsports fans around the world can compete in the toughest on-track driving conditions by playing Mobil 1's new online game, The Mobil 1 Global Challenge. Thanks to an innovative recording function, players can race head-to-head with a virtual representation of their friends or with the likes of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
The team behind Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, has drawn on its expertise from diverse motorsports series to develop the free-to-join game. The launch coincides with the new season of Mobil 1 The Grid - the weekly motorsports television program shown on SPEED. It will be available at www.Mobil1Racing.com.
The Mobil 1 Global Challenge is made up of four different race series: Rookie, Amateur, Pro and All Star. It also contains a celebrity league for players to pit their skills against the world's motorsports elite. From the NASCAR(R) Raceway Challenge to the Russian Tundra Ice Drift Challenge, the game features tracks from across four continents. Using some of the most demanding racing conditions, the game showcases the high level of performance needed by both drivers and engine technology.
The Mobil 1 Global Challenge is also linked to social networking sites such as Facebook via an integrated application, so players can sign on to Facebook Connect and instantly challenge friends to race online.
The Mobil 1 Global Challenge builds on the success of Mobil 1's Will You Be The 1 game from 2009, which had 62,000 racing fans from 26 countries competing to set the fastest lap time on Lewis Hamilton's Mobil 1 Supercircuit.
Chosen by more original equipment manufacturers than any other oil brand, Mobil 1 is the world's leading synthetic motor oil brand. Additional information about Mobil 1 technology and other ExxonMobil lubricants can be found at www.mobil1.com.
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Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released May 24, 2010