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September 2017-Niagara Falls Best Selfie Competition

This Month the WD-40 Team are giving away some awesome prizes to 3 lucky winners!! 3 lucky winners will receive: A Picnic Basket A WD-40 T-shirt A WD-40 Rucksack A WD-40 Water Bottle This Month’s lucky winners are……   KELLY BROOKER KATE JOHNSTON JADE NUTTALL   THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES SO FAR!!   DON’T FORGET, If you didn’t win this time we have many more amazing prizes to give away. Please note that all these entries will be counted toward the main draw to win a trip to Niagara Falls.

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WD-40 RALLY-BRITISH CHAMPIONS!

After a successful shakedown test session on Friday, all of the elements were in place for an exciting showdown in the penultimate round of this years BTRDA Rally championship. With an impressive mid season run of form, Driver Stephen Petch & Co Driver Michael Wilkinson had strung consecutive back to back wins together at the Somerset Stages and the Plains Rally – mathematically, the title ‘could’ be decided this weekend! Race day and the pressure was clearly getting to Stephen, The pair had been seeded 1st for the event, which meant they were first through every stage. A few spins early on in the 1st stage cost the pair dearly putting them a long way down the rankings in 8th. There was definitely an easier way to clinch the title with the duo giving themselves a lot to do, But Stephen’s form has never been ‘out of the box’ fast and true to form the pair began setting faster & faster times. By the end of stage 2 the pair had leapfrogged back into 3rd – back in contention! In stage 4 they set the fastest time and claimed back some valuable time deficit from the early stages. At the end of the day they came home in 3rd enough points to clinch this years title with 1 round still remaining, testimony to the form the pair have displayed in 2017. CONGRATULATIONS WD-40 RALLY!! BRITISH CHAMPIONS!!  The guys will be back in the car at the Trackrod Rally in Yorkshire on the 30/09/2017!

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Danny Hart secures 6th overall in the 2017 World Cup Series

Last weekend the UCI Downhill world cup circus arrived at Val di sole for the final round of the 2017 series. With the championship, still to be decided, all eyes were on Minaar and Gwin, 2 juggernauts of the sport who had fought hard all year to take the crown, but, with both experiencing uncharacteristic misfortune throughout the 2017 season, things had not gone to plan.   A statement that resonated for most riders in the top 5 in 2017, with a variety of technical or equipment malfunctions, even freak weather events that have thrown the 2017 series in to championship chaos at several points throughout the year.  A lot of the weird and wonderful ‘racing moments’ we have witnessed in 2017 have not been caused by rider error this year.     That misfortune has not been selective with WD-40 Athlete Danny Hart (who became world champion at this venue in 2016) also succumbing to unusual conditions early in the 2017 season. At Val di Sole Danny was determined to continue his recent run of form that has taken him all the way back up to 4th overall in the standings as racing begun in the valley of the sun. Danny used his race craft to qualify in a steady 8th place nicely in the top 10 and proof that he was on the pace. On race day Danny was up on the first time split, but soon after had an un usual crash, Danny got straight back up and continued down the course, but the damage was done and with times so tight at the top Danny could unfortunately only achieve 32nd on the day. That result meant that Danny finished the World Cup series in 6th overall – an impressive achievement considering he was unable to take any real championship points from the first 2 rounds.   Next up is the world championships for the last race of the 2017 season in Cairns Australia. #WD-40 bike

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Superb Performance from Team WD-40

It was a weekend of highs for Team WD-40 at Cadwell Park over the weekend, as the team looked to build on recent performances and end the season on a high. Tommy came into the weekend on the back of a disappointing performance at his home track of Thruxton last time out, but Cadwell Park holds great memories for the Wiltshire rider as this is where he claimed his first BSB race win in 2013! Going into Saturday’s qualifying session, Tommy looked in fine form finishing the third practice session in 11th place, Tommy then followed this up with a b rilliant qualifying session where he qualified in 12th position for the first race of the weekend with a time of 1:27.148. This really set up Tommy’s weekend as he then used this place on the grid to pick through the field and finish race one of the weekend in 9th place, only Tommy’s second top ten of the season! This was then quickly followed up by Tommy’s best result of the season in the second and final race of the weekend, finishing in 6th place and gaining 10 points in the overall standings! A great weekend for Tommy as he moves into 14th in the overall standings with one race of the regular season to go! Podium Finish for the Outlaw! It was also a great weekend for Mason Law, who continued his great form this season with a 3rd place finish in round 8 of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. This podium finish moved mason up to 4th in the overall standings with one round to go! A weekend of ups and downs for Delves It was a mixed weekend for Liam Delves as he had a brilliant qualifying session and qualified in 7th place, only for a technical fault on the grid meaning he had to start from the back of the grid in 38th place! Non-the less, Liam didn’t let that hold him back as he cut through the pack to finish in 12th place! An unbelievable race for the young rider!!   The Boys will be back on track at Silverstone on the 8th-10th of September for the last Round of the regular season!

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Another Podium for Danny hart in Canada

This weekend saw the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup travel across the pond to Mont Sainte Anne in Canada for the first and only stage of this year’s World Cup held outside Europe. Danny came into the weekend full of confidence after some brilliant previous results including two 3rd place finishes in the last two consecutive World Cup races! With the course set up dry and quick, Danny was looking to repeat his heroics from last year’s World Cup where he won on this very same course! He quickly showed how comfortable he is on the Canadian mountain finishing 2nd in a quick timed practice on Thursday, completing the course only one second behind 1st placed Loic Bruni. With Danny’s confidence building from race to race this season, he was certainly in the mood for success this weekend and he brought that mood into qualifying on Saturday! Danny ripped down the dry and gnarly course to qualify in 4th place for Sunday’s race, just 3 seconds behind top qualifier and this year’s stand out rider, Aaron Gwin! Onto Race day and with the weather coming, it took the course from a fast, dry course into a wet, tricky and slippery course!! The early lead was taken by Australian Dean Lucas, who was in the Hot seat right up until the final riders came down the mountain! Danny, who has previously won in such terrible conditions, came out aggressively and was immediately taking time off the current leader! Danny was ahead all the way until the final sector, where he just came up short of the leader’s time! An unbelievable run and 3rd place from the World Champ given the conditions!! Fastest qualifier then smashed the course and the leaders time to take the win…. Again! Danny’s 3rd place finish moves him up to 4th in the overall World Cup Standing with one race to go in Val De Sole, Italy at the end of August!

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JULY 2017- Niagara Falls Best Selfie Competition

This month, the WD-40 Team are giving away some exciting prizes to 5 lucky winners!! The prize includes WD-40 branded Water bottles, 5 Picnic hampers and one lucky entrant will win a TomTom Sat Nav!!       THAT ONE LUCKY ENTRANT IS…….. PERRY TAYLOR!! CONGRATULATIONS PERRY!     THE 5 WINNERS OF THE PICNIC HAMPERS ARE AS FOLLOWS… RICHARD BALDING     JON PRESTEDGE     FRANCES FRENCH     SHAMIM PROPHETT     KLARA SUTO     WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS!! DON’T FORGET TO KEEP YOUR ENTRIES COMING IN, YOU COULD WIN A ROAD TRIP OF A LIFETIME!!

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A weekend of ups and downs for TEAM WD-40

It was a weekend of ups and downs for Team WD-40 who were back in action in Round 6 of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch over the weekend. The weekend started with a gamble by TEAM WD-40 and Tommy Bridewell with the guys deciding to run the bike with both options of tyre in use, using the soft option on the front and the hard option on the rear, Tommy was the only rider in the paddock to do this. In qualifying, it looked as though the gamble wouldn’t pay off as Tommy struggled and made it to 17th on the grid for the first race of the weekend. Although starting from further down the grid, Tommy fought back to finish in 14th place. With another points scoring race under his belt, Tommy looked to improve going into the 2nd race of the weekend. He proved that the gamble on the tyre selection gave him the edge he needed to break away from the middle of the grid with Tommy battling his way into 12th position. These results mean that Tommy has still scored points in every round of the championships and improvement looks to be on the horizon for the Wiltshire rider. Tommy sits in 14th position in the championships standings and will be looking to improve next time out at Thruxton. Frustration for Law   Mason Law’s weekend was definitely a tale of up’s and down’s, the weekend started well as Mason rode into 5th place on the grid in qualifying. It went downhill from there, as Mason crashed out in race one and pulled out in race two with a technical fault. After a disappointing weekend, Mason remains in 5th position in the overall standings. He will be hoping his luck improves next time out at Thruxton. TEAM WD-40 will be back in action at Thruxton on the 4th-6th August

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WD-40 Specialist Anti- Friction PTFE Lubricant

WD-40 Specialist Anti-Friction PTFE Lubricant contains PTFE which provides enhanced lubrication, leaving a dry clear film that won’t attract dirt, dust or oil. It’s quick drying formula means it can be used quickly and efficiently, and can also be used as an effective mold release agent. Specialist Anti-Friction PTFE Lubricant can be used in a range of ways, these include: lubricating gears lubricating machinery cogs helps to keep doors and window tracks lubricated and moving freely helps to keep blades and drill bits clear, lubricated and in working order Specialist Anti-Friction PTFE Lubricant also features the SmartStraw™ delivery system. SmartStraw™ can give the user the benefit of being able to spray the product in 2 ways, Straw up for a precise and accurate application into the most delicate of jobs, straw down for a wide spray in order to cover a large surface area. The SmartStraw™ system also features a 360° valve, this allows you to use the product in a range of ways including upside down and on its side. This allows you greater freedom when using the product, allows you to get into those tough to reach places and has no drawbacks in terms of how it can be used. WD-40 Specialist Anti-Friction PTFE lubricant is specifically designed for use on metals, plastics and glass, and is also designed to withstand temperatures of between -20°c to +250°c. this means that the PTFE lubricant is highly versatile and be used in various environments and situations.

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR WD-40 RALLY

Another action packed weekend for the WD-40 rally team.  Saturday saw them compete in the Nicky Grist Stages of the BTRDA championship.  The guys were on good form after registering two wins in their last three races and were determined to make it three in four. The 45 mile event was made famous by Wales Rally GB and was always going to provide a tough test.  However, the team were more than up to the challenge, achieving a first place finish, winning 5 of the 8 stages and achieving a winning margin of 8 seconds. With only two races remaining the guys are still very much competing for the championship title.  Next up is Woodpecker (Ludlow) which will be followed by the final event of the season, Trackrod (North Yorkshire)

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DANNY MAINTAINS HIS MOMENTUM

With 5 races done and only 2 left to go in this year’s Down Hill world cup this weekend’s race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland could be the pivotal moment for many in the 2017 campaign. For a track that is located within a Bike Park the course was surprisingly technical. This was largely due to significant recent rain fall washing away some of the dirt tracks exposing more rocks and creating ‘problems’ or ‘new lines’ depending on how riders were able to cope with what was taped out in front of them. Practise provided numerous crashes as the riders tried to decide on the best route down and no-one escaped without incident either on themselves or their bike. WD-40 Athlete Danny Hart remaining on his familiar 27.5” wheeled bike qualified in 6th, proving his speed and ability on this track where he won last time around. Race day and Danny was able to put a run together that took over a second off the fastest time of the day and he assumed his now regular stint in the hot seat as event leader. The question as always with the remaining handful of athletes at the top of the hill was whether he would remain there. Eventually the greatest of all time Greg Minaar managed to post fastest time of the day with last week’s winner Troy Brosnan stealing second. Greg Minaar has now won 21 World Cups – incredible. Aaron Gwin who was last man down after qualifying 1st was on a scorcher of a run until he went too hard into a rock garden and punctured his rear wheel destroying all chances of a win, or a podium any points he could salvage by simply getting down could prove significant as we arrive at the business end of the season. Danny now moves up to 7th overall in the championship standings even after his unlucky start to the year – testimony indeed to his world class race craft. The series now moves on to Monte St Anne in Canada taking place on the weekend of the 5th & 6th of August.   #WD40BIKE

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