Dorna Sports have announced PETRONAS as the official fuel supplier to Moto2 and Moto3 from 2020.
The Malaysian oil and gas giant is one of the best-known brands in motorsport and a byword for sporting excellence, making them a perfect partner for the lightweight and intermediate classes in the MotoGP World Championship. The collaboration is set to run for three years until 2022.
As well as supplying two of the world’s most competitive classes of motorcycle racing with high-performance, high-quality fuel, this agreement also extends to track advertising, with the PETRONAS name set to get even more visibility across the globe throughout the MotoGP season.
PETRONAS is currently the Title and Technical Partner to PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team. Despite its rookie status, the Malaysian backed-team has proven a force to be reckoned with this season through the combination of Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, with the latter having already secured five poles and six podiums for the team.
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President & Group CEO, PETRONAS: “PETRONAS is proud to come on board as the official fuel supplier of the Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships. This partnership is an extension of our successful collaboration with the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP and marks a significant recognition of PETRONAS’ Fluid Technology Solutions to provide efficient and high-performance products for the global motor racing arena. As a progressive energy and solutions partner, PETRONAS will continue to push forward technological innovation in the field of fuel and lubricants, in our commitment to continuously deliver innovative products with a competitive edge.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “It gives me great pleasure to announce this partnership with PETRONAS. PETRONAS is a brand synonymous with excellence and one of the best-recognised names in modern motorsport, so it makes me very proud to see them extend their presence in the MotoGP paddock even further. PETRONAS-backed teams in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 already showcase the best of the brand, and we’re delighted the company will now also fuel some of the most spectacular racing on the planet from 2020.”