Petronas Lubricants International, through Petronas, has become the main sponsor of the Energica Tytlers Cycle Racing team in the MotoAmerica Super Hooligan championship. Energica is currently the only electric motorcycle manufacturer competing in the MotoAmerica Super Hooligan, while the other motorcycles in the championship are powered by internal combustion engines (ICE).
For the 2023 season, Energica, in collaboration with Tytlers Cycles Racing, is betting on Columbia rider Stefano Mesa’s Eva Ribelle RS machine. As the main sponsor, Tytlers Cycles Racing machines will be adorned with Petronas’ iconic colours during the races.
What CEO of Petronas sees?
Hezlinn Idriss, the Managing Director and CEO of Petronas Lubricants International Group sees this collaboration as an opportunity for Petronas to develop fluid technology for electric vehicle (EV) machinery.
The partnership with Energica and Tytlers Cycles Racing will allow Petronas to explore and develop fluids for various EV segments, including trucks, light commercial vehicles, passenger cars, and motorcycles.
Petronas aims to showcase its ability to provide fluid solutions for electric powertrains, contributing to the advancement of the EV industry. Petronas will also distribute the latest generation fluid specially formulated for electric vehicles through Petronas Iona.
The growing presence of electric motorcycles
This collaboration between Petronas, Energica, and Tytlers Cycles Racing highlights the growing presence of electric motorcycles in motorsports and signifies Petronas’ commitment to supporting the development of the EV industry.
As more and more people switch to electric vehicles, Petronas is well-positioned to become a leader in electric motorcycle racing.
Here are some of the benefits of Petronas’s sponsorship of the Energica Tytlers Cycle Racing team:
- Help to raise awareness of Petronas’s electric vehicle fluids.
- Allow Petronas to test its fluids in a competitive environment.
- It will help to promote the growth of the electric motorcycle racing scene.
Petronas Lubricants International’s sponsorship of the Energica Tytlers Cycle Racing team in the MotoAmerica Super Hooligan championship demonstrates their commitment to developing the electric vehicle industry, particularly in the two-wheeled motoring arena.
Energica is the sole electric motorcycle manufacturer competing in the championship, making them a trailblazer. Through this collaboration, Petronas aims to explore and develop fluid technology for electric vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, light commercial vehicles, and passenger cars.
Petronas showcases its ability to find solutions for the evolving needs of the EV industry by providing fluids specially formulated for electric powertrains. This partnership not only promotes the presence of electric motorcycles in motorsports but also positions Petronas as a key player in supporting the advancement of electric mobility.