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Petronas agrees fuel supplier deal for Moto2 and Moto3

Petronas CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (L) and Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) at the MotoGP of Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit on November 03, 2019. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for Petronas)

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has agreed a deal to be the official fuel supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 motorcycle racing series for the three years from 2020 until 2022.

The deal was agreed with Dorna Sports, the series’ commercial rights-holder. Moto2 and Moto3 are the lightweight and intermediate classes below the MotoGP World Championship.

Petronas’s deal includes track-side advertising.

The company is already the title and technical partner of the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, which competes in the Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP classes.

In the press release announcing the deal, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, president and group CEO of Petronas, said the company “is proud to come on board as the official fuel supplier of the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. This partnership is an extension of our successful collaboration with the Petronas Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP and marks a significant recognition of Petronas’ Fluid Technology Solutions to provide efficient and high-performance products for the global motor racing arena. As a progressive energy and solutions partner, Petronas will continue to push forward technological innovation in the field of fuel and lubricants, in our commitment to continuously deliver innovative products with a competitive edge.”

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, said: “Petronas is a brand synonymous with excellence and one of the best-recognised names in modern motorsport, so it makes me very proud to see them extend their presence in the MotoGP paddock even further.”