Repsol and Honda extend partnership until 2024

Repsol & Honda’s work in MotoGP™ over the next two years will enable the team to lead the sustainable transformation of the competition

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 team in motorsport, especially in the MotoGP World Championship. A story of success was also a story of innovation, talent and teamwork, responding to the ongoing challenges of staying on top season after season.

The last few seasons have been less successful for the Repsol Honda Team, although they have served as a foundation for progress in preparing for the future. In this demanding context, Repsol HRC will extend their partnership for another two seasons, until 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.

Double challenge: sporty and technical

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.

Repsol Honda has been working for some time to lead this sustainable transformation, through research and development of renewable fuels for the highest level of competition, ensuring maximum performance and the best levels of energy efficiency, while reducing CO2 emissions. is minimized.

This progress makes use of the knowledge of Repsol, which produces biofuels from sustainable vegetable oils, biomass, agricultural and forestry residues or used cooking oil, among other things. Biofuels, along with synthetic fuels, are a sustainable option and are one of the key solutions to reduce emissions from all transport, especially in sectors such as aviation, maritime transport and heavy road transport, which have no viable electric alternative.

In the first half of 2023, Repsol will start up the first advanced biofuel plant in Spain, in the city of Cartagena. It will make 250,000 tons of advanced biofuels from waste.

The Repsol Honda Team achieved 183 victories and 15 world championships for riders in the world motorcycle championship.

More than half of the premier league world titles won since 1995 have gone to the team. In addition, the partnership between Repsol and Honda has resulted in ten World Team Championships since it was awarded in 2002. It has also racked up a record 454 podium finishes in 500cc and MotoGP, thanks to riders such as Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.

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