Esponsorama Racing

Esponsorama Racing
Esponsorama Logo 2020.png
2020 name Esponsorama Racing
Base Madrid, Spain
Principal Raúl Romero
Rider(s) MotoGP:
5. Johann Zarco
53. Tito Rabat
Moto3:
99. Carlos Tatay

MotoE:
20. Xavier Cardelus
51. Eric Granado
Motorcycle MotoE – Energica
MotoGP – Ducati
Moto3 – KTM
Tyres MotoE – Michelin
MotoGP – Michelin

Moto3 – Dunlop

Esponsorama Racing is a motorcycle racing team currently competing in the MotoGP and Moto3 World Championships, as well as in the MotoE World Cup under the name Avintia Esponsorama Racing and an Andorran license.

History

Domestic racing

The team was set up in 1994 by Raúl Romero and Josep Oliva as By Queroseno Racing, also known as Team BQR. Competing in the Spanish road racing championship (Campeonato de España de Velocidad), BQR won three Fórmula Extreme and two 125GP class titles with riders José David de Gea, Stefan Bradl and Efrén Vázquez.

Grand Prix racing

After many World Championship wildcard appearances, BQR became a full entry in the 2001 season using Honda bikes in the 250cc class. In 2007 the team switched to Aprilia machinery. BQR won its first World Championship race with Scott Redding riding an Aprilia 125 at the 2008 British Grand Prix.

In 2017, Avintia entered Vicente Pérez in 2 races as a wildcard. For 2018 the team entered a single full-season entry, beginning the season with Livio Loi for the first seven rounds and replacing him with Pérez for the remainder of the season. In 2019 the team began with Pérez for the first seven rounds, but replacing him with Stefano Nepa for the remaining races, and addition to a number of wildcard entries for Nepa, Meikon Kawakami, and Carlos Tatay. In 2020, Avintia entered reigning Red Bull Rookies champion Tatay as their sole full-season entry in the class.


The team unveiled the first Moto2 bike in February 2009 and fielded a prototype in the 2009 Spanish Road Racing Championship. In 2010, they participated in the new Moto2 World Championship, with Yonny Hernández and Mashel Al Naimi as riders. The team continued in Moto2 until the conclusion of the 2013 season. In 2018, the team made a significant number of wildcard entries with rider Xavi Cardelús.

In 2012 the team changed its name to Avintia Racing, following an alliance between BQR and the Grupo Avintia. The team debuted in the MotoGP class as a Claiming Rule Team using both FTR Moto and Inmotec frames badged as BQR, powered by Kawasaki engines. The riders were Iván Silva and Yonny Hernández. In 2013 Avintia entered the MotoGP class with Kawasaki-engined FTR frames, fielding two bikes for Hiroshi Aoyama and Héctor Barberá.

For the 2014 season Aoyama was replaced by Mike Di Meglio and the team fielded a new bike badged as the Avintia GP14, reportedly based on the 2007-2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR with some input from Kawasaki.[1][2] Following a mid-season agreement between Avintia and Ducati, Barberá received an Open-specification Ducati Desmosedici for the last five rounds.[3]

In 2015 the team entered two Open class Desmosedici GP14 motorcycles, for Barberá and Di Meglio. For 2016 Di Meglio was replaced by Loris Baz. In 2017 the team changed its name to Reale Esponsorama Racing.

In 2018, Tito Rabat and Xavier Siméon joined the team. At the British Grand Prix, Rabat's major crash with Franco Morbidelli at Stowe corner was a contributing factor in the decision to cancel the race due to unsafe conditions. As a result of the triple fracture he sustained to his right leg, Rabat missed the remaining 7 races of the 2018 season, and was replaced by Christophe Ponsson and Jordi Torres. For 2019, Rabat returned and was partnered by Czech rider Karel Abraham.

In 2020, the team changed its name to Esponsorama Racing, in line with their registered company name, though Grupo Avintia remained as a main sponsor. Tito Rabat was retained, this time paired with KTM factory exile Johann Zarco.

As a satellite team in MotoGP, Avintia was given an entry in the inaugural MotoE World Cup in 2019. The team achieved 2 wins with Eric Granado and 2 podiums with their former MotoGP rider Xavier Siméon, good for 3rd and 6th place in the championship, respectively. For the 2020 season, the team retained Granado and partnered him with their former Moto2 rider, Andorran Xavier Cardelús.

Results

Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
2009 250cc Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens Aprilia RSA 250 Spain Alex Debón 16 0 1 0 1 101 10th
125cc Blusens-Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 Spain Esteve Rabat 16 0 0 0 0 37 18th
United Kingdom Scott Redding 16 0 1 0 0 50.5 15th
Spain Johnny Rosell 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 Moto2 Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 Spain Dani Rivas 1 (2)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Colombia Yonny Hernández 17 0 0 0 0 32 21st
Qatar Mashel Al Naimi 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
France Anthony Delhalle 2 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
125cc Blusens-STX Aprilia RSA 125 Spain Esteve Rabat 17 0 2 0 0 147 6th
2011 Moto2 Blusens-STX FTR M211 Spain Joan Olivé 1 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United States Kenny Noyes 17 0 0 0 0 11 28th
Colombia Martín Cárdenas 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Spain Esteve Rabat 17 0 1 0 0 79 10th
Colombia Yonny Hernández 14 0 0 0 1 43 19th
125cc Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia RSA 125 Spain Maverick Viñales 17 4 9 3 3 248 3rd
Spain Josep Rodríguez 5 (8)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 (3)[a] 32nd
Spain Sergio Gadea 12 0 2 0 0 103 9th
2012 MotoGP Avintia Blusens BQR-Kawasaki Spain Iván Silva 16 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
Colombia Yonny Hernández 15 0 0 0 0 28 17th
Spain David Salom 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
Australia Kris McLaren 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 1 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Inmotec-Kawasaki Italy Claudio Corti 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto2 Avintia Blusens FTR Moto M212
Suter MMX2
Spain Julián Simón 17 0 2 0 0 81 13th
2013 MotoGP Avintia Blusens FTR MGP13 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 16 0 0 0 0 13 20th
Spain Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 35 16th
Spain Iván Silva 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Spain Javier del Amor 1 0 0 0 0 1 27th
Moto2 Avintia Blusens Kalex United Kingdom Kyle Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Spain Toni Elías 11 0 0 0 0 22 18th
Spain Dani Rivas 1 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Argentina Ezequiel Iturrioz 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Spain Álex Mariñelarena 4 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 27th
2014 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Spain Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 26 18th
France Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 9 25th
2015 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Spain Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 33 15th
France Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2016 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14 Spain Héctor Barberá 16 (18) 0 0 0 0 102 10th
France Loris Baz 15 0 0 0 0 35 20th
Italy Michele Pirro 2 (7)[a] 0 0 0 0 1 (36) [a] 19th
Spain Javier Forés 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Australia Mike Jones 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
2017 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16 Spain Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 28 22nd
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 France Loris Baz 18 0 0 0 0 45 18th
Moto3 Reale Avintia Academy KTM RC250GP Spain Vicente Pérez 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16
Ducati Desmosedici GP17
Belgium Xavier Siméon 18 0 0 0 0 1 26th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 France Christophe Ponsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 Spain Tito Rabat 12 0 0 0 0 35 17th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 Spain Jordi Torres 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto2 Reale Avintia Stylobike Kalex Moto2 Andorra Xavier Cardelús 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto3 Reale Avintia Academy 77 KTM RC250GP Belgium Livio Loi 8 0 0 0 0 8 30th
Spain Vicente Pérez 9 0 0 0 0 26 16th
2019 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP18 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 19 0 0 0 0 9 24th
Spain Tito Rabat 18 0 0 0 0 23 20th
Moto3 Reale Avintia Arizona 77
Fundacion Andreas Perez 77
KTM RC250GP Spain Vicente Pérez 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Italy Stefano Nepa 13 0 0 0 0 24 25th
Brazil Meikon Kawakami 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Spain Carlos Tatay 3 0 0 0 0 8 30th
MotoE Avintia Esponsorama Racing Energica Ego Corsa Belgium Xavier Siméon 6 0 2 0 0 58 6th
Brazil Eric Granado 6 2 2 2 2 71 3rd
2020 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing
Hublot Reale Avintia
Esponsorama Racing
Ducati Desmosedici GP19 Spain Tito Rabat 8* 0* 0* 0* 0* 8* 21st*
France Johann Zarco 8* 0* 1* 1* 0* 36* 15th*
Moto3 KTM RC250GP Spain Carlos Tatay 9* 0* 0* 0* 0* 4* 24th*
MotoE Avintia Esponsorama Racing Energica Ego Corsa Andorra Xavier Cardelús 5* 0* 0* 0* 0* 23* 14th*
Brazil Eric Granado 5* 1* 1* 1* 2* 43* 5th*
Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.

*on-going season

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