Dorna Sports is delighted to announce MotoGP™ and FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup tyre supplier Michelin as title sponsor for the Gran Premio de Aragon in 2020, giving the French marque top billing at the event for the second year running. The Grand Prix, which takes place from the 16th to the 18th of October, will therefore be named the Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon.
Michelin have been the official tyre supplier to the premier class of Grand Prix motorcycle racing since 2016, a collaboration that has created some of the closest racing ever seen in MotoGP™ – with records smashed and margins narrowed in an era of amazing competition. More history has been in the making since 2019 as the legendary tyre marque became the official tyre supplier to the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, once again proving a partner synonymous with both incredible performance and impressive reliability. Michelin are also a vital part of the MotoGP™ eSport Championship, having been a founding partner of the series since its inception in 2017.
This new title sponsor agreement serves to add another vital facet to a relationship between MotoGP™ and Michelin that has been defined by shared success.
Matthew Ye, Senior Vice President Business Line 2 Wheels Worldwide: "Michelin has been a partner for the MotoGP World Championship since 2016, with racing at the heart of Michelin Group DNA since our company foundation. Continuing our involvement with the ‘Gran Premio Michelin de Aragón’ for 2020 as title sponsor is a strong testimonial of our passion for competition.
"The purpose of our commitments in motorsport is to take its technologies forward and provide all riders with the very best products. This year we see a comprehensive new number of Michelin hypersport tyre ranges benefiting from the winning technologies. Biking enthusiasts now have more opportunity with our new products MICHELIN Power 5 & MICHELIN Power GP, inspired by Motorsport."
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director at Dorna Sports: "Michelin have been a vital partner for the MotoGP World Championship since 2016, as well as MotoE and MotoGP eSport thereafter, and are a foundation of the incredible boom the sport is enjoying. It makes us very happy to be able to add another agreement to our partnership and to see Michelin lend their name to what is sure to be another spectacular event at the uniquely beautiful MotorLand Aragon."