Starting this year, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer will rely on the extensive experience of its new technical partner Mobil 1 in the MotoGP class. It is a world-renowned manufacturer of engine lubricants and oil filters, which is part of the ExxonMobil corporation.
Motorcycles in MotoGP will have to use a new, sustainable fuel next season, which will have to contain at least 40 percent of components of non-fossil origin, and by 2027 the fuel will have to be 100 percent sustainable and must not contain fossil components.
Pit Beirer, KTM motorsport director: "This cooperation is important for us for several reasons. ExxonMobil is a major name in the industry as well as motorsports with a large presence in racing and we know we will be counting on their premium lubricants for our Red Bull KTM RC16. They have a similar mindset to us when it comes to striving for the highest level and best performance, which also translates into our goals for the future where we really want to be part of this shift in MotoGP sustainability with racing fuels. We look forward to representing Mobil lubricants in MotoGP competition.”
Rob Shearer, Head of Global Sponsorship and Motorsport, ExxonMobil: “This is an exciting new partnership for Mobil 1 and we look forward to developing a long and successful relationship with such a respected, dynamic and innovative brand as KTM. Our role will be to provide high performance premium fuels and lubricants and we hope Red Bull KTM can bring us race wins and championships. But it is certain that in the end the consumer will win, as we will perfect and improve the products that we supply all over the world. Today's announcement allows us to continue to introduce our advanced, high-performance lubricant technologies. With the season opener in Portugal fast approaching, we look forward to working with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and exciting riders like Brad Binder and Jack Miller to help the team achieve their World Championship goals.”
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