Total in Moto2
TOTAL becomes exclusive fuel supplier of Moto2™ and Moto3™
In 2015, Total brand is taking position on the international motorcycle racing scene. This arrival is justified by the evolution of the world market in the 2-wheel segment, a large part of which is in the Asian Pacific and South American regions where motorcycles and scooters are the principal means of everyday transport. Total Group is selling its range of TOTAL HI-PERF lubricants on these markets and this is why its colours will be flown in Moto2 this season by the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team that has entered its reigning Moto2 and Moto3 world champions.
Total has been involved in top-level motorcycle racing for more than 30 years, a period during which it has been enriched by the cross-fertilisation of its research devoted to all forms of motorsport. This has enabled it to propose acknowledged expertise in lubricants in motorcycle racing on the basis of their performance, reliability and mastery of consumption. This know-how is spread over the TOTAL HI-PERF range and TOTAL racing lubricants; they are formulated by research teams in the CReS in Solaize. Total ACS (additives and special fuels) produces and packs the racing lubricants after which they take care of the logistics at the circuits.
The basic Moto2 regulations
Chassis are prototypes: series production frames, swing arms, fuel tanks, saddles and streamlining are forbidden.
A single engine for all teams: a 600 cc straight-4 cylinder Honda delivering around 140 bhp.
Steel brake discs (carbon discs are forbidden).
The standard electronic control unit is supplied by the organisation and electronic aids for the rider are limited.
The lower part of the fairing must be able to hold 5 litres of fluid in case of engine failure.
Single tyre manufacturer: Dunlop
A single motorcycle per rider.
Minimum age for riders: 16
In Moto2 World Championship, any infringement of the technical and sporting regulations may be sanctioned as follows depending on the seriousness of the offence: warning, fine, ride-through penalty, time penalty, declassified, disqualification, points withdrawn, suspension.
Discover how Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Team and its riders Franco Morbidelli and Alex Marquez benefit from TOTAL fuel and lubricants in Moto2 World Championship.