Dorna Sports and Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, announced today that Animoca Brands will be the title sponsor of two Grands Prix in 2022 and 2023. This season, Animoca Brands will take top billing at the Grand Prix of Aragon and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The two events will be officially named the Gran Premio Animoca Brands de Aragón and the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, respectively.
Animoca Brands became a partner of MotoGP™ in 2019, when it gained the rights to develop the first NFTs based on MotoGP™, the world’s fastest motorcycle racing championship. The two companies are producing MotoGP™ Ignition, a competitive management and collectibles game platform based on MotoGP™ and that is part of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem of play & earn games.
MotoGP™ Ignition, the official MotoGP™ blockchain game, will deliver branded experiences centred around limited edition NFTs. The game provides a digital collectibles platform where users buy and sell cards of varying rarity, as well as a card-based fantasy sports game and a sophisticated racing manager game. The game’s racing management experience will offer the bikes, riders, and champions of MotoGP™ as NFT collectibles that players use to assemble their racing teams to compete against other players.
MotoGP™ Ignition’s NFT collection and marketplace are available now and the card and manager games are expected to be available this year.
Now, Animoca Brands and Dorna Sports are expanding and strengthening the partnership as Animoca Brands assumes the top billing as a title sponsor for two Grands Prix over two seasons.
Yat Siu, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands: "We are incredibly pleased to deepen our partnership with Dorna Sports as we take over title sponsorship for Grand Prix events. There is no more distinguished brand in the world of professional motorcycle racing than MotoGP, and we are proud to provide our sponsorship and inclusion into the REVV Motorsport ecosystem."
Marc Saurina, Senior Director of Global Commercial Partnerships at Dorna Sports: "We’re very happy to welcome Animoca Brands as the title sponsor for Aragon and Australia this season, and two more events in 2023. We're very happy to take our collaboration to new heights – from the digital world to the track. We look forward to seeing our partnership gain even more exposure as Animoca Brands headlines at these events."
REVV Motorsport is an ecosystem of racing blockchain games by Animoca Brands powered by REVV, the token that serves as the primary currency of utility, purchase, and action for the ecosystem. REVV is designed to enable true digital ownership of game assets, giving players freedom and control over their NFT in-game items across a growing metaverse of racing games, including REVV Racing, MotoGP™ Ignition, Formula E: High Voltage, and the Torque Motorsport franchise.