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.
Total, official fuel supplier for Moto2 until the end of 2019
In 2016, Total and Dorna Sports, which holds the commercial rights for the FIM World Championships, decided to extend their partnership. We are very satisfied and delighted to have been chosen as the official fuel supplier for Moto2 in 2019.
In this championship, the teams all use the same engine and therefore the same fuel. After developing it based on a MotoGP formula, we tested it with all the teams, who all approved it.
Alex Marquez, on track for his first world champion title, and Xavi Vierge, from the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marcs VDS team, and Marco Bezzecchi and Philipp Oettl, from the KTM Red Bull Tech 3 team, are also benefiting from our expertise with lubricants.
Moto2: what’s new for 2019?
The main new feature for Moto2 this year is the introduction of a new even more powerful engine: a 3-cylinder, 4-stroke, 765cc and 140hp Triumph, replacing the Honda engine used since 2010. The Moto2 bikes have also been fitted with new Magnetti Marelli electronics, with more advanced capabilities as well, including a range of rider-assistance features (traction control, engine-braking control, etc.).
The teams now need to adapt to these new developments and try to get the best out of them. The Moto2 races look set to be even more spectacular this year!