ZX1 Products are in regular use in the offshore drilling industry, as the benefits in using the products in reducing wear and downtime has been considerable.


One of the biggest growth areas of ZX1 is the marine industry. In fact it is so respected in this industry that ZX1 supplied lubricants to all the competitors in the BT Global Challenge, probably one of the hardest Yacht Races in the world.


ZX1 products are not limited just to the high tech machinery of racing cars, or the intricate technologies of Oil Rigs, they can benefit you and your own car just as effectively as they benefited Johnny Kane towards the British F3 title in 1997 with Paul Stewart Racing.


Extralube ZX1 is the kind of product that can give a motorsports competitor an advantage over the opposition. As such, it can tend to be the kind of product that is kept a closely guarded secret by teams in order to maintain their advantage.

For instance Extralube ZX1 has been supplied to V8 Supercar team members, but it's not likely you'll see a ZX1 sticker on any of the cars because once the teams have used it they would not want their competitors to enjoy the same benefits. Extralube ZX1 has been and is currently used in Formula One, but which cars or teams we cannot say.

Extralube ZX1 has been used in the championship winning car in British Formula 3 every year since 1995. It was used successfully in Australian Formula 3 for the first time in 2006.

Extralube ZX1 was used by Sam Dale in his Mumbo Racing Formula 4000, on the way to 3rd in the Championship in 2006. To read Sam's testimonial letter, see below.

Competitors in other motor racing categories in Australia also benefit from the use of Extralube ZX1, and the cars using it can generally be found at the front of the field.

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Honda VTR 1000 Matthew Harvie

27 April 2009 08:17 | Motorsport | 

Dear John,

Regarding; 1998 Honda VTR 1000F 125,000 kms

Having tried a variety of oil and fuel additives from many different
manufacturers, I will admit to being a bit unsure as to whether ZX1 would do
everything that was suggested it would. Other products seem to be doing well if
they manage half of the claimed benefits.
It is now over a month since I treated my motorbike and I have no hesitation in
saying that it has done everything you claimed it would, and performed much
better than I had initially anticipated.

• It starts first crank, cold, and no choke every time – even when the
temperature is around 15 degrees.
• There has been a noticeable reduction in engine rattle, which is a big
deal in a large V Twin.
• Performance has improved as well, not just in outright power, but also in
smoothness of delivery.
• Fuel economy has seen an improvement of close to 9%.
• Chain stays shiny (lubricated) longer and rattles less.
• Gearshifts have improved slightly and there seems to be less dropping
out of second.

All of this on a 1000cc bike with over 125,000 kilometers on it!!!
It is quite likely that these improvements will mean that the cost of the additive
will be won back in much less than 12 months, on the basis of fuel savings and
extended chain life.
This is a product I am more than happy to recommend and will be using in my
other vehicles as is necessary.


Matthew Harvie
Advertising Manager
Media Incorp


Greg Woodrow Mygale Formula Ford Australia

15 February 2009 10:24 | Motorsport | 

“We have seen a distinct performance advantage with the introduction of ZX1 to our
selected Mygale Formula Ford race teams. Our Dyno figures have improved and we
even use ZX1 in our race car transporters’’


Paul Sharman: Formula Vee National Champion 2008

14 November 2008 11:57 | Motorsport | 

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Sam Dale - Mumbo Racing

01 July 2006 03:45 | Motorsport |

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Figure 1 - Engine Temperature and Oil Pressure


Figure 2 - Top Speed on main straight


Figure 3 - Entry Speed to main straight


Figure 1 shows that engine operating temperature has dropped by around three degrees celsius. The green trace (before treatment) shows a maximum temp of 86.5 degrees, while the maximum temp after treatment (yellow trace) shows 84.1 degrees. The ambient temperature had not changed significantly between sessions, and the only change to the car was the addition of ZX1 Micro Oil. We believe the reduced temperature is a result of reduced friction, using ZX1 Micro Oil. 

Probably the most telling result of all from this back to back test is the top speed trace. Figure 2 shows speed from passing the Calder pits to the end of the main straight. The yellow trace, after treatment is 3km/h faster than before treatment (green trace), with a terminal speed of 238.9km/h (versus 236.4km/h pre-treatment). A speed difference like this could be the result of a better entry onto the straight, but Figure 3 shows speed from the final corner to the beginning of Figure 2 (this data is taken from the lap immediately preceding Fig 2). The yellow trace (after treatment) actually shows that if anything, Sam got a slightly slower run out of the final corner, but was able to accelerate significantly faster on the straight. 


Based on the data available, ZX1 Micro Oil yielded an improvement in top speed for Sam Dale's Reynard 94D Formula 4000. Other independent test data provided by ZX1 showed similar results in a range of vehicles - most notably improved fuel economy in road vehicles. 

Mumbo Racing will continue to use this secret weapon - it has proved itself capable of delivering a performance advantage. The team is also eager to use the ZX1 product - Micro µ ZX1 Supergrease in all wheel bearings and constant-velocity joints. 

A big thank you to John Grullis of ZX1 Australia, for allowing us to conduct this trial, and sample his excellent product. 

More Information

If you would like more information on the ZX1 Extralube range of products, you can check out the website:www.ZX1AUST.com or contact the Australian distributor: 

John Grullis

Email: ZX1AUST@westnet.com.au

Mobile: 0413 182 077

Chay Blyth: The Challenge Business - BT Global Challenge Yacht Race

22 March 2006 01:58 | Marine | 

"Having introduced the Challenge Skippers and Crew to the ZX1 range of lubricants they now ask for the product by name from us as their preferred product. I firmly believe that the use of the product has significantly added to the smooth running of the yachts..."


Dr S. G. J. : Herts, used ZX1 in his BMW and 2 Harley Davidson Motorcycles

11 July 2005 04:01 | Road | 

"Having used your ZX1 products now since early this year I felt I had to write to congratulate you on the performance of these products which have exceeded my expectations.... Since putting ZX1 Extralube in my BMW 325i the engine performance has noticeably improved with very prompt starting and smoother running. The most noticeable effect has been with petrol consumption, increasing from approximately 240 miles per tank to consistently over 300 miles per tank of urban driving."


Pascal Quintard: Rig Superintendent Sedco - Forex.

13 January 2005 01:51 | Heavy Industry and Drilling | 

"At first many thanks for your ZX1. Which for sure helped us to reduce our non productive rig time"
"At present our wash pipe has a total of 850 hrs. with no show of any leaks,... I will inform you of the results and the packing condition at time of failure. You may have to wait a while..."


Martin Donnelly - Martin Donnelly Racing (ex Lotus F1 driver)

19 August 2004 03:48 | Motorsport | 

"Everytime we used ZX1 Engine Oil in the European Races and Tests we saw a significant improvement in engine performance.... Also ZX1 Synthetic Supergrease gave excellent service in our wheel bearings and c/v joints, allowing free movement with no drag and very little component wear."


Mr A.W. M.Inst.MSM. : Northumberland

17 April 2004 04:02 | Road | 

"... can report that having done about 5,000 miles in the Jaguar and 7,000 miles in the Rover, (both cars are now in their 8th year, being 1990's on 'G' plates) are running beautifully, the engines being noticeably "smoother" especially on cold starts in the current freezing temperatures, and the M.P.G. of the Rover has improved by about 4 mpg from the previous 31 / 32 mpg to around 35 / 36 and this all on local running..."


M.J. Stevens: Director, Arc Ltd.

12 August 2003 03:54 | Heavy Industry and Drilling | 

"Average bearing life has increased... This represents a considerable saving in downtime for these machines and we are now using ZX1 Grease on all other bearings on these and other items of plant."


David J. Minister: Minister Racing Engines Ltd

19 November 2002 02:00 | Motorsport | 

"By using this product we saw a gain of approximately 1.5 B.H.P. This we can assure you is a significant gain in these closely fought formulae."


Chris Dinnage: Team Manager, Classic Team Lotus

25 April 2002 03:56 | Motorsport | 

"We are very pleased with the performance of ZX1 Supergrease and we believe the use of ZX1 Oil Additive has enhanced the power output of our engines.".......
"Obviously we will only use the ZX1 range of Superlubes in these cars as we have done for the last 5 years."


Weber Technik Stuttgart

31 January 1993 02:06 | Motorsport | 

Drivers: Jos Verstappen - F3 Champion and 1st Marlboro Masters. Ralf Schumacher - Winner Macau, 2nd at Monaco, Championship Runner Up
"... Many thanks for your Extralube ZX1, which for sure helped us to win many races. Weber Technik Stuttgart used the Extralube ZX1 range of lubricants for the past three seasons in the German Formula 3 Championship and in all the International Events."


Team: Weber Technik Stuttgart Driver: Michael Schumacher

02 January 1992 02:04 | Motorsport | 

"One of the main reasons for our success was the use of Extralube ZX1"


Alistair Hackett: Logistics & Procurement Manager, The Challenge Business - BT Global Challenge yacht Race

28 April 2006 03:59 | Marine | Permalink

"The ZX1 products performed far above expectation in all conditions. These varied from the hot humid weather of the tropics to the freezing conditions of the Southern Ocean."

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