Energica Motor Company, the worldwide leader in high-performance electric motorcycles and EV system integrations has joined forces with lubricant giant, PETRONAS Lubricants International, as it becomes Energica’s Industrial Partner and Energica’s Racing America Main Sponsor for the 2023 season.
Energica is currently supporting team Tytlers Cycle Racing with invaluable know-how and incredible machinery in the Roland Sand Design’s Super Hooligan National Championship, part of the MotoAmerica series. Energica is the only electric manufacturer to compete alongside other ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) players for the full season.
“We’re making history once again. Racing has always been in our DNA from the very beginning, and after making history in MotoE for four years, we accepted a new challenge alongside Tytlers Cycle Racing. What makes this even more incredible is to have a powerhouse like PETRONAS Lubricants International alongside us to lay a new milestone in motorsport history,” says Giampiero Testoni, CTO of Energica Motor Company.
“PETRONAS Lubricants International is constantly exploring ways to support the rapidly developing EV industry, including in the motorsport scene. This partnership opens opportunities for us in the development of EV fluids that cover all types of electric vehicles including trucks, light commercial vehicles, passenger cars and motorbikes. It is a testament to our ability of customising bespoke solutions for the full range of fluid applications in electrified powertrains,” added Hezlinn Idris, Managing Director and Group CEO of PETRONAS Lubricants International.
PETRONAS Lubricants International is represented by the company’s brand of next generation fluids specifically tailored for electric vehicles, PETRONAS Iona, which includes e-Transmission fluids, e-Cooling fluids, and e-Greases. PETRONAS Lubricants International adds Energica to the list of partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to extend its Fluid Technology Solutions™, meeting the demanding requirements of electric vehicles.
PETRONAS Lubricants International has made strides since the launch of PETRONAS Iona in 2019 in the company’s quest towards sustainability, with full-scale programs to support electric vehicles, reducing environmental impact, stepping up on clean energy, managing GHG emissions and promoting a circular economy – all goals in common with Energica’s vision and mission for a cleaner and more sustainable future of mobility.
Motorcycle-wise, the main star of this racing challenge is the Eva Ribelle RS, the electric hypernaked ridden by the experienced and talented Stefano Mesa from Colombia. Energica electric motorcycles have been made in the famous Motor Valley of Italy since 2014 and are available for sale at more than 130 dealers and importers worldwide. Since April 2022, Energica Motor Company has been part of Ideanomics, a global group that aims at accelerating the commercial adoption of electric vehicles.
Round two of the 2023 Super Hooligan National Championship will take place on June 23-25 at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington State (around 90 miles away from state capital Seattle).