Marc VDS Racing Team and ELF agree exciting new title sponsorship deal
The Marc VDS Racing Team is delighted to announce that world renowned French lubricant giant ELF will be its title sponsor for the 2021 Moto2 World Championship.
The new agreement further strengthens the close and long-standing collaboration with ELF, who have been a valued partner of Marc VDS Racing since it entered the inaugural Moto2 World Championship in 2010.
The two companies have enjoyed great success together and notably won the 2014 Moto2 title with Tito Rabat and famously won the legendary Dutch TT in MotoGP with Jack Miller at Assen in 2016.
Having won two other Moto2 titles with Franco Morbidelli and Alex Marquez in 2017 and 2019 respectively, the clear goal for the ELF Marc VDS Racing Team this year is to compete for more success with Sam Lowes and Augusto Fernandez.
Marc van der Straten – Team Owner
"I am very happy to have reached this agreement with a trusted and valued partner like Elf. It represents a new high point in our 12-year partnership, which is a milestone not easy to reach today in the world of motorcycling. Since day one, I have always said this relationship goes beyond mere sponsorship. It harnesses friendship, values and a culture of excellence and effort and this agreement reaffirms everything that makes our connection with ELF so special. I am proud to share the team's name with ELF. We are ambitious and we know where we want to go. Together we are stronger, and we will pursue our fourth World Championship with maximum desire and commitment. I thank everyone once again for their unconditional support and trust and assure you that our dedication will be, as always, full in fighting for our common goals."
Pierre-Gautier Caloni- VP Total Compétition
“Since its creation, the ELF brand has been driven by human and technological challenges, which is why it got involved in motorcycle racing back in the 1970s. It became a major name in the sport, chalking up many victories and world titles, as well as earning a position as one of the principal suppliers of engine oil and specialist bike care products. Building on this prestigious past and its distinguished expertise endorsed by the leading constructors, the ELF brand is keen to write a new chapter in its history in competition by working alongside partners who share not only the same passion and quality of performance but also the same level of commitment and high standards. With a range of cutting-edge products and a clear position, the ELF brand is proud to become title sponsor for the Marc VDS Racing team for the 2021 Moto2 World Championship.”