MADRID, Feb. 24 (Royals Blue) –
The Spanish Repsol Honda riders, Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró, visited the Repsol Technology Lab this Thursday, which is in the Madrid town of Móstoles, and were able to find out how the fuel that their bikes will have for the Motorcycle World Championship, which kicks off the season, is produced. next week.
In this center of the Spanish company that is in the Mostoleño Technological Park, it is where the fuels and lubricants for the championship are designed and evaluated and from where they work in connection with the Saitama (Japan) factory of the wing brand golden.
“Every year we start blank and our rival is our own best version of last year. In addition, the competition is the perfect place to evaluate them,” warns Dolores Cárdenas, Product Design Advisor at the Repsol Technology Lab, about the work they carry out in the laboratory where it is essential to meet the sustainability requirements imposed by Dorna, organizer of the World Cup.
Thus, the regulations indicate that in the year 2024 all the fuels of the motorcycles on the grid must contain, at least, 40 percent of non-fossil fuel, which must become one hundred percent by the year 2027.
“It is always interesting to know better how the fuel we use is produced, in the end it is the ‘food’ of our motorcycle and the better fed it is, the better it will perform. We are lucky in the Repsol Honda team to be able to count on the development work of Repsol in our fuels and biofuels, which combines efficiency and high performance, without forgetting sustainability,” says Marc Márquez.
For his part, Pol Espargaró recalls that “the future is heading for sustainability”. “I am grateful to Repsol because they continue to move the world and they do it in an increasingly sustainable way. All this goes through technology and competition, where we have to perform at our best, with all the features, but also with limits of fuels, which forces you to be more efficient. Repsol is a pioneer in many sectors and will continue to play a very important role in the future as well, as we will see when Dorna gives way to biofuels,” he says.