Castrol has joined Honda as its title and naming rights sponsor ahead of the 2013 FIA WTCC season

The Honda and RML teams have shown off the new livery schemes they will run in the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Honda will make a full-time tilt at the 2013 championship with former SEAT drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro, and its two Civic WTCC challengers will have title sponsorship from Castrol and additional sponsorship from Brose Group.

Its driver unveiled the new livery scheme, with the JAS Motorsport-run outfit confirming it officially be known as the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team.

“We are delighted to have Castrol join us as our team’s title sponsor. Like Honda, Castrol has a long and proud history in the world of motorsport and their enthusiasm and passion for racing matches our own. I look forward to our partnership in 2013 and on achieving the success and results we are all aiming for,” team manager Alessandro Mariani said.

The RML Chevrolets will run dramatically different livery schemes in 2013

Meanwhile, the RML team has taken the covers off its own new livery scheme just days out from the 2013 season officially getting underway this weekend.

Following the loss of Chevrolet works support at the end of the 2012 season, RML has reduced to a two-car outfit and will operate as an independent team in 2013, fielding a pair of Chevrolet Cruze cars for three-time champion Yvan Muller and former British Touring Car Championship regular Tom Chilton.

RML’s familiar blue colours are now long gone, replaced with the red and white colours of LUKOIL and AON, the team’s new major sponsors.

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