Industry news: TOTAL become exclusive fuel supplier of Moto2 and Moto3
It has just been announced that French oil company TOTAL will become the exclusive fuel supplier to the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes in 2016.
Founded in 1924, Total has been involved in motorsport for several years working in various car racing world championships. Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company with 100,000 employees. From 2016 onwards they will undertake the challenge of supplying fuel to both the Moto2™ and Moto3™ FIM World Championships. An important challenge for Total Additifs & Carburants Spéciaux as an SMB within a major multinational company, the Total Group. The Moto3™ World Championship runs single cylinder 250cc four-stroke engines whereas a 600cc inline four cylinder four-stroke powers Moto2™ machines.
Both classes have quite different technical regulations, but both are critical for rider development in the World Championship. The Moto3™ class provides young up and coming riders with an entry point onto the world stage and produce some of the most thrilling racing of each Grand Prix weekend.
In Moto2™ younger riders battle it out with veterans who have spent years racing at the top level, not only honing a rider’s abilities but also teaching them how to handle heavier bikes. High quality race fuel ensures that these riders are able to maximise their time on track and help guarantee their machine is issue free.
A unique competence center for the Total Group, Total Additifs & Carburants Spéciaux combines additive and special fuel formulation and production activities for such projections. Well-established in Givors in France, it employs more than 110 people.
Racing fuels are one of the very special activities of Total Additifs & Carburants Spéciaux, which distributes them throughout the world under the ELF and TOTAL brands.
“Total is very happy to become the new exclusive fuel supplier for the 2016 Moto2 & Moto3 FIM World Championships. This new partnership with DORNA strongly confirms our growing involvement for highest technological performances for moto Racing, where Total Sponsoring & Motorsports Division and Total Additifs & Carburants Spéciaux are already playing actively in MotoGP for supporting Top Teams and providing the best products and technical support,” said Pierre-Gautier Caloni, Vice President of Total Sponsoring & Motorsport Division.
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Commercial Area at Dorna, declared: “We are pleased to have Total come on board as the official fuel supplier to both the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. Ensuring that bikes run smoothly is important during the early stages of a rider’s career, allowing them to spend the maximum amount of time on track and therefore gather the most information they can. Total are committed to delivering a high standard of product, and with fuel playing such an integral role in motorcycle racing it was important to choose the right supplier. We look forward to seeing what advancements they make in the realm of fuel.”
Source: Dorna Sports