Repsol and Honda Racing Corporation announce a continuation of their partnership to 2024 while tackling an eco-challenge set by Dorna, FIM, and IRTA.
Repsol and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) formed an alliance in 1995 because they share passion, technology, and the desire to be innovative. And for the past 28 years, the Repsol Honda Team has been setting the standard in the motorsport world, particularly in MotoGP. Repsol and Honda’s future work in MotoGP will allow the team to take charge of the sustainable transformation of competition – from fossil fuel to electric.
In the coming years, both Repsol and Honda Racing Corporation are determined to get back on top as the best in MotoGP. Their alliance will be celebrated in 2024, its 30th anniversary, but their goal is set for 2023: to once again be number one.
Dorna, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), and IRTA are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of MotoGP by using renewable fuels. In 2024, 40% of fuel will have to be from non-fossil sources, with that number increasing to 100% in 2027.
“Repsol are proud to extend our successful history with Honda. This collaboration has been, is and will be history in the world of motorcycle racing, and an example of continuous innovation, teamwork, and improvement. In our 28 years of partnership, we have faced many challenges together, but now we have an even more ambitious goal: To return to the top in a more sustainable way. Repsol have been working for years on decarbonisation and developing renewable fuels as an efficient and sustainable alternative for mobility. Being able to use top level competition as a testing ground for our products in these circumstances is an even more exciting challenge.” – Marcos Fraga, Director of Communications and Corporate Marketing at Repsol.
“It brings us great pride to once again continue our collaboration with Repsol, extending a long and fruitful partnership. We are not simply working as sponsor and manufacturer; we are a true team with a deep level of technical collaboration. With upcoming changes to fuel regulations, having a partner such as Repsol is key. Once again, we will work alongside them to achieve the best possible performance and results. Together we have celebrated good days and worked together to overcome the bad – we remain keenly focused on returning to the top of the World Championship and continuing to be the reference in the fields of technology and competition.” – Koji Watanabe, Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Honda Racing Corporation.