Bel-Ray announces its continued sponsorship of Team Aspar for the 2013 MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 seasons following a successful 2012 debut season.
In the MotoGP class, the Power Electronics Aspar Team features the same line-up that produced strong results in 2012. Aleix Espargaró and Randy De Puniet are returning to the team for another season. They were the top two CRT riders in the championship and will again be riding the ART machine. In pre-season testing, the duo consistently set the fastest times in their category.
The team’s entry in the Moto2 class will consist of Spanish racers Jordi Torres and Nico Terol. Both racers were on the team at the end of the 2012 season and they're back with strong off-season testing results.
Bel-Ray will support Jonas Folger as a member of the team in the Moto3 class. Many people have picked this talented German rider to be a top contender for the World Championship title this season. He scored four podium finishes with the team in 2012 including a victory in Brno last August.
“Bel-Ray has a long history in the Spanish market, supplying the most technically advanced lubricants throughout the Powersports industry,” said Bel-Ray Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Liquori. “We are thrilled to be aligned with Team Aspar, and their similar history of performance, integrity, and winning."
Aspar Team Owner, Jorge Martínez, spoke about the Bel-Ray relationship, saying: “It is very important for us to have the collaboration of a sponsor as prestigious as Bel-Ray. Team Aspar will continue to be the biggest private team in the World Championship competition next season, with a presence in the Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP classes. Bel Ray will support us in all three classes.”
The team will use the same race-proven Bel-Ray products that can be found on dealers’ shelves across the globe and will make its 2013 racing debut on April 7, 2013 in Qatar, then continue to participate in races around the world concluding in Valencia on November 10, 2013.