2013 MotoGP News
Europe’s leading company in the field of motorcycle lubricants and lubrication, MOTUL views MotoGP as the perfect test bench for its two-wheel test and development program and the global series provides the perfect backdrop at which to carry out that research.
Reflecting its strong and loyal commercial support of the Championship, MOTUL’s trackside presence in 2013 will be substantially increased. More corner signage will be visible at a greater number of circuits than ever before – 16 of the 18 tracks visited, starting with the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on April 7.
In the coming season Motul ‘corners’ will be seen across four continents and the Middle Eastern sub-continent: Circuit of the Americas (Austin, Texas), Indianapolis and Laguna Seca in the USA; Jerez, Catalunya and Aragón in Spain; Great Britain, Germany, France, San Marino, Netherlands and the Czech Republic in Europe; Japan, Malaysia and Australia in the Far East and Australasia.
Complementing this commercial agreement, MOTUL is also proud to continue its partnership with the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France for the 18th consecutive year at Le Mans. The race on May 19th is considered to be one of France’s major international sporting events.
On track, MOTUL has extended its agreement to be the official lubricant partner with the Monster Energy Yamaha Tech3 team for a record 24th year. The team will count on the experience and speed of an all-British line-up this year with riders Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith, and will be greatly encouraged by the performance of Crutchlow in pre-season testing when he topped the time sheets at the recent Jerez test. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 is aiming to improve upon the excellent 2012 results achieved when it finished as the leading privateer team and third placed team in the World Championship classification. Smith is making his debut at the elite level, while Crutchlow is determined to capture his first Grand Prix win.
Considered by the French company as a vital test bench and living laboratory for its motorcycle products, MOTUL has profited from its involvement in MotoGP to develop its new motorcycle product range which was recently launched on the market for the benefit of the wider motorcycling community.
MotoGP visits thirteen countries over the course of the season and ten nationalities of the world’s most skilled riders form a grid of cutting-edge prototype machinery. MOTUL is the number one motorcycle lubricant in Europe, and has a presence in more than 85 countries worldwide so MotoGP plays a key part in its marketing and sales strategies