Repsol & Honda renew Trial Team alliance

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The two companies, who together have claimed 36 world titles since their journey began in 2004, have decided to lengthen their agreement for a further season.

The liaison between Repsol and Honda in the Trial World Championship will extend until the end of 2022, taking the most successful partnership in the trial speciality to a total of 19 seasons together. The sporting and technological alliance between Repsol and Honda dates back to 2004 and has produced a tally of 36 world championship trophies, at the hands of Toni Bou, Takahisa Fujinami and Laia Sanz.

One of the most recognizable agreements in international motorsport, the Spanish energy company colours first adorned Japanese factory Honda livery in the world motorcycling championships in 1995, before moving into the trial discipline in 2004. That same season, the duo of Takahisa Fujinami and Dougie Lampkin took the title and runner-up spot, respectively, while Laia Sanz claimed the spoils in the female category. Since then, thanks to the arrival of Toni Bou to the team in 2007, Repsol Honda has claimed a total of 36 crowns – one of the most impressive feats ever attained in the history of the sport.

Additionally, the Repsol Technology Lab research centre has, over recent years, supplied the trial team with fuel each season. The gasoline – fully compliant with FIM standards – is formulated and manufactured in the Tech Lab’s Fuel Blending department, located in Móstoles (Madrid). Once the fuel is prepared in its 50-litres drums, it is sent to Honda for distribution at each event, using a logistics system that ensures, among other things, full traceability and confidentiality. Repsol usually manufactures some 1,500 litres of fuel and around 500 litres of oil a year for the trial team.