Gulf Oil, Aprilia Racing extend partnership to MotoGP

MUMBAI: Global oil major Gulf Oil Lubricants have confirmed enhancing its partnership with Italy’s Aprilia Racing courtesy a new multi-year deal starting from the upcoming MotoGP 2019 season which begins in Qatar, Motorsport Week reports.

Gulf Oil and Aprilia have been associated with each other since 2017 in the World Superbike Championship.

“The opportunity to move up into MotoGP, as a major partner of Aprilia Racing was a logical next step forward after World Superbikes,” Gulf Oil International VP Frank Rutten said.

“Aprilia is one of the most successful racing marques of all time while Gulf, of course, has a long history of success in motorsport. Making the move up to Grand Prix racing with a manufacturer that we know matches our ethos of quality, endurance, and passion and our desire for progress.”

Aprilia Racing CEO Massimo Rivola added: “We are delighted to be forging this new partnership with Gulf. It is an iconic brand with an impressive range of products and a great racing history. We look forward to writing the next chapter in this history over the coming years. I am very pleased to have Gulf working with Aprilia Racing in our upcoming MotoGP campaigns and it will be exciting to see these two great brands moving forward together.”