Repsol and Honda extend partnership and look to renewable fuel era

Repsol and Honda renew partnership

Repsol and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) first joined forces in 1995, in a historic sports alliance, combining passion, technology and the constant search for innovation.

In these 28 years, the Repsol Honda Team has become a reference in the MotoGP World Championship.

The last few seasons have been more challenging for the Repsol Honda Team, although they have served as a foundation for progress in preparing for the future.

In this demanding context, Repsol and HRC are extending their partnership for another two seasons, until at least December 31, 2024, when the 30th anniversary of their alliance will be celebrated. The goal from 2023 is clear: to be the best in MotoGP again.

The main challenge for the Repsol Honda team will be to respond to Dorna, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and IRTA’s commitment to make the championship a more sustainable sport and reduce its environmental footprint, through the use of renewable resources. fuels in MotoGP. In concrete terms, 40% of the fuel must be of non-fossil origin by 2024 and 100% by 2027.

Koji Watanabe – President of HRC

“It gives us great pride to continue our partnership with Repsol once again and to continue a long and fruitful partnership. We don’t just work as a sponsor and manufacturer; we are a real team with a deep level of technical cooperation.

“With changes to fuel regulations coming up, having a partner like Repsol is critical. Again, we will work with them to achieve the best possible performance and results.

“Together we have celebrated good days and worked together to overcome the bad – we remain sharply focused on returning to the top of the World Championship and remain the benchmark in technology and competition.”

Marcos Fraga – Director of Communications/Marketing at Repsol

“Repsol is proud to continue our successful history with Honda. This partnership is, is and will remain history in the world of motorcycle racing and an example of continuous innovation, teamwork and improvement. In our 28 years of collaboration, we have taken on many challenges together, but now we have an even more ambitious goal: to return to the top in a more sustainable way.

“Repsol has been working for years on decarbonisation and the development of renewable fuels as an efficient and sustainable alternative to mobility. To be able to use competition at the highest level as a testing ground for our products under these conditions is an even more exciting challenge.”

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