Repsol riders Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Marc MÃ¡rquez and the young Moto3 future stars were the focal points of a spectacular gala yesterday night. At the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in front of 9,000 fans, Spanish energy company Repsol presented their riders for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship season. The highlight of a surprise-filled night was the entrance of reigning MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner, onboard the new Honda RC213V.
The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid was packed with 9,000 fans this Saturday, as they enjoyed the Repsol Team 2012 presentation. Repsol Honda Team MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, Moto2 star Marc MÃ¡rquez and Repsol Moto3 talents Maverick ViÃ±ales & Miguel Oliveira took part in the event, which featured music, a light show and magic. The presentation concluded with the surprise appearance of reigning World Champion Stoner onboard the new Honda RC213V.
Repsol has serious aspirations of titles in each of the categories and championships in which they are present. That is why they have the best riders at their disposal: Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa (MotoGP), Marc MÃ¡rquez (Moto2), Maverick ViÃ±ales, Miguel Oliveira, Ãlex Rins (Moto3), Ãlex MÃ¡rquez, MarÃa Herrera, Francesco Bagnaia, Lorenzo Baldassarri (Campeonato de EspaÃ±a de Velocidad), Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami (Trial).
Fans at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid could hear the riders’ opinions first-hand, as the three title winners Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Marc MÃ¡rquez took to the stage alongside the most promising young talents: Maverick ViÃ±ales, Miguel Oliveira and Ãlex Rins. The group posed together for the first time, ahead of the first race of the season in Qatar on April 8th. Future stars Ãlex MÃ¡rquez and MarÃa Herrera will be riding for Repsol in the CEV Spanish Moto3 series.
The Repsol Team 2012 presentation was the prologue to the fourth round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship, in which Repsol also has a presence: Toni Bou is the current series leader and a ten time World Champion, accompanied by teammate Takahisa Fujinami.
Repsol has been present in the world of sports sponsorship since 1969. For over 40 years, the energy company has been one of the reference points of the highest level of competition, becoming a symbol of innovation, technology and excellence in fuel supply for the most demanding disciplines in addition to an academy for exceptional riders.
Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa in MotoGP, Marc MÃ¡rquez in Moto2 and the trio of Maverick ViÃ±ales, Miguel Oliveira and Ãlex Rins in Moto3 are the stars in the Repsol lineup for the 8th April season start in Qatar for the three MotoGP series. CEV Spanish National series Moto3 riders Ãlex MÃ¡rquez and MarÃa Herrera were also in attendance at the presentation. The presentation served as a prelude to the X-Trial Madrid event, won by Repsol rider Toni Bou.