Openbank, the Santander Group's 100% digital bank, has reached an agreement with the Angel Nieto Team to become the main sponsor of the Openbank Angel Nieto Team in MotoE™ for the next two seasons.
During the 2019 MotoE™ World Championship, 18 riders will compete in four rounds between July and November, alongside the MotoGP™ World Championship, starting at the Sachsenring in Germany, before heading Spielberg in Austria, Misano in San Marino with the final round held at Valencia.
The Angel Nieto Team has over 25 years of experience, 11 world titles, 130 victories and a total of 355 podiums under its belt. It is managed by Jorge Martinez 'Aspar', four-time World Champion and boasts two top level riders in Maria Herrera, the only woman competing in the MotoE™ World Championship, and the 2011 125cc World Champion, Nico Terol. Both riders project the same values that define Openbank: diversity, talent and a forward-looking approach.
Ezequiel Szafir, CEO of Openbank, said: “We are delighted to be part of the new MotoE competition, a format that is committed towards a sustainable future in which technology plays a key role. We are also proud to give our name and to support a team like Openbank Angel Nieto Team MotoE, where riders like Nico and Maria compete in an innovative way, mirroring the same approach used by all Openbank employees.”
Jorge Martínez 'Aspar', CEO of the Openbank Angel Nieto Team MotoE, said: “The electric motorcycles championship and Openbank share the same values and vision of the future. We will meet the challenge together with two great riders of the calibre of Nico Terol and María Herrera. It is wonderful to be able to count on your support and we will work to turn this relationship into a long-term project.”