MotoGP is the world motorcycle racing championship’s top category. Each year, it is watched live by a TV audience of more than 400 million viewers. For Total, this is a powerful platform for visibility, as well as - and above all – an ideal testing ground. This pioneering spirit is central to the partnership between our ELF brand and the KTM Tech3 team.
Launched in 2010, the Moto2 World Championship is based on bikes with a free chassis and a common engine (765cc) for all the teams: the riders’ talent is the main feature to stand out. As the bikes are less powerful than for MotoGP, this category is aimed more at upcoming young talents looking to gain experience on the international stage. Total has been its official fuel supplier since 2016, and has built up close partnerships with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marcs VDS and KTM Red Bull Tech 3 teams for the 2019 season.
The World Superbike Championship (WSBK) was created at the end of the 80s so that bikes based on standard road-use models could compete. A unique opportunity for manufacturers to promote their standard models, and for energy firms like Total to develop innovative products for the general public. In 2019, we are continuing to support Kawasaki’s official teams, targeting a new WSBK World Champion title.
Created in 1995 by the Fédération internationale de motocyclisme (FIM) as the Thunderbike Trophy, the World Supersport Championship is an intermediate Superbike category. For over 20 years, Total and its ELF brand have been part of this championship, alongside the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki.
The famous endurance motorcycle races like the 24 Heures Motos and the Bol d’Or are part of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Endurance World Championship. Total, with its ELF brand, has featured in this competition for many years, alongside its partner Kawasaki. This is an outstanding testing ground and enables the Group to develop products that are increasingly adapted to the demands of this type of extreme racing.