Castrol, Official Sponsor of 2014 FIFA World Cup this week got football and motorsport stars together to create video as Ken and Neymar Jr team up with freestylers Andrew Henderson, Séan Garnier and Lassi Hurskainen to showcase new skills. Through Castrol Footkhana, Ambassador Neymar Jr leads a team of world champion freestyle footballers against Ken Block in his rally car, Ford Fiesta ST RX43 powered by Castrol EDGE boosted with TITANIUM FST™.
Filmed in a specially designed Castrol Footkhana course, the stars show off skills and tricks that set them apart. Ken expertly demonstrates precision and control in his car on the smoke-filled course to score goals and make saves. and Neymar Jr showcases his pace, skill and finishing ability.
Neymar Jr, commenting on the project, said: “It has been amazing to work with Ken Block and the other freestylers, bringing our skills together in this Castrol experiment. I can’t wait for football fans to see our freestyle tricks in action as we go head-to-head against Ken and his car.”
Ken Block, who will also be featuring in a number of upcoming Castrol campaigns over the next 12 months, said: “I’m stoked to partner up with Castrol again this season. I know my fans are going to enjoy this Footkhana film since it’s a spin on my Gymkhana series, integrating some of the best freestyle football players in the world.”
A. S. Ramchander, VP Global Marketing at Castrol, said: “Both Neymar Jr and Ken Block have demonstrated amazing levels of skill in their respective sports and we see a great synergy between their pioneering spirits and what our brand stands for. Our sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has given us the perfect opportunity to pair up Ken with Neymar Jr to bring to life Castrol’s passion for superior performance, innovation and football.”
Former Brazilian footballer, Cafu makes a special appearance in the video. Neymar’s teammates are reigning World Freestyle Football Champion Andrew Henderson, freestyle football star Arnaud ‘Séan’ Garnier, and Finnish goalkeeper and trick shot artist Lassi Elias Hurskainen. Image credit: Castrol / Hoonigan Racing Division 2014