Esponsorama Racing

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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.

Esponsorama Racing
Esponsorama Logo 2020.png
2020 nameEsponsorama Racing
BaseMadrid, Spain
PrincipalRaúl Romero
Rider(s)MotoGP:
5. Johann Zarco
53. Tito Rabat
Moto3:
99. Carlos Tatay

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

Moto3 – Dunlop
Riders' Championships-

The team was set up in 1994 by Raúl Romero and Josep Oliva as By Queroseno Racing, also known as Team BQR. In 2012 the team changed its name to Avintia Racing, following an alliance between BQR and the Grupo Avintia. In 2020 the team rebranded itself as Esponsorama Racing, in line with their registered company name, though Grupo Avintia remained as a main sponsor.

HistoryEdit

Domestic racingEdit

Team BQR started competing in the Spanish road racing championship (Campeonato de España de Velocidad). Between 2005 and 2008 the team won three Fórmula Extreme titles with José David de Gea[1] and two 125GP class titles with Stefan Bradl[2] and Efrén Vázquez.[3]

Grand Prix racingEdit

125cc and 250cc classesEdit

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.

Moto2Edit

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.

MotoGPEdit

In 2012 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.[4][5] Following a mid-season agreement between Avintia and Ducati, Barberá received an Open-specification Ducati Desmosedici for the last five rounds.[6]

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, two bikes were fielded for Tito Rabat and Xavier Siméon. Former rider Rubén Xaus joined the team as Siméon's coach.[7] 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 now known as Esponsorama Racing retained Tito Rabat, this time paired with KTM factory exile Johann Zarco. They also received a factory-support from Ducati - with the one-year old Desmosedici-spec bikes - because of the direct contract from Ducati for Zarco.

Moto3Edit

In 2017 Avintia debuted in the Moto3 class entering a KTM for Vicente Pérez in two 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.

MotoEEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
2003 250cc Troll Honda BQR Honda RS250R   Alex Debón 16 0 0 0 0 81 11th
  Eric Bataille 15 0 0 0 0 28 19th
2004 250cc Würth Honda BQR Honda RS250R   Alex Debón 15 0 0 0 0 82 12th
  José David de Gea 5 0 0 0 0 8 27th
  Eric Bataille 10 0 0 0 0 12 24th
2005 250cc Würth Honda BQR Honda RS250R   Alex Debón 16 0 0 0 0 67 12th
  Arturo Tizón 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Anthony West 1 (7)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 (30)[a] 17th
  Radomil Rous 11 0 0 0 0 11 25th
125cc Würth Honda BQR Honda RS125R   Tito Rabat 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 250cc Würth Honda BQR Honda RS250R   Arturo Tizón 16 0 0 0 0 11 23rd
  Martín Cárdenas 7 (11)[a] 0 0 0 0 28 (37)[a] 15th
  Sinan Sofuoğlu 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Aleix Espargaró 9 0 0 0 0 20 19th
125cc Würth Honda BQR Honda RS125R   Tito Rabat 11 0 0 0 0 11 23rd
  Aleix Espargaró 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 250cc Blusens Aprilia
Blusens Aprilia Germany
Aprilia RSV 250   Arturo Tizón 6 0 0 0 0 1 30th
  Efrén Vázquez 10 0 0 0 0 1 29th
  Aleix Espargaró 17 0 0 0 0 47 15th
125cc Blusens Aprilia
Blusens Aprilia Germany
Aprilia RS 125   Pablo Nieto 17 0 0 0 0 57 15th
  Hugo van den Berg 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Stefan Bradl 9 0 0 0 0 39 18th
2008 250cc Blusens Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250   Russell Gómez 9 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Manuel Hernández 7 0 0 0 0 5 23rd
  Eugene Laverty 12 0 0 0 0 8 21st
  Daniel Arcas 4 (5)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 25th
125cc Blusens Aprilia Junior Aprilia RS 125   Efrén Vázquez 15 0 0 0 1 31 20th
  Scott Redding 17 1 1 0 2 105 11th
BQR Blusens   Dino Lombardi 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 250cc Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens Aprilia RSA 250   Alex Debón 16 0 1 0 1 101 10th
125cc Blusens-Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125   Esteve Rabat 16 0 0 0 0 37 18th
  Scott Redding 16 0 1 0 0 50.5 15th
Aprilia RS 125   Johnny Rosell 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 Moto2 Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2   Dani Rivas 1 (2)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Yonny Hernández 17 0 0 0 0 32 21st
  Mashel Al Naimi 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Anthony Delhalle 2 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
125cc Blusens-STX Aprilia RSA 125   Esteve Rabat 17 0 2 0 0 147 6th
2011 Moto2 Blusens-STX FTR M211   Joan Olivé 1 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Kenny Noyes 17 0 0 0 0 11 28th
  Martín Cárdenas 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Esteve Rabat 17 0 1 0 0 79 10th
  Yonny Hernández 14 0 0 0 1 43 19th
125cc Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia RSA 125   Maverick Viñales 17 4 9 3 3 248 3rd
  Josep Rodríguez 5 (8)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 (3)[a] 32nd
  Sergio Gadea 12 0 2 0 0 103 9th
2012 MotoGP Avintia Blusens BQR-Kawasaki   Iván Silva 16 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
  Yonny Hernández 15 0 0 0 0 28 17th
  David Salom 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
  Kris McLaren 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Hiroshi Aoyama 1 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Inmotec-Kawasaki   Claudio Corti 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto2 Avintia Blusens FTR Moto M212
Suter MMX2
  Julián Simón 17 0 2 0 0 81 13th
2013 MotoGP Avintia Blusens FTR MGP13   Hiroshi Aoyama 16 0 0 0 0 13 20th
  Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 35 16th
  Iván Silva 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Javier del Amor 1 0 0 0 0 1 27th
Moto2 Avintia Blusens Kalex   Kyle Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Toni Elías 11 0 0 0 0 22 18th
  Dani Rivas 1 (3)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Ezequiel Iturrioz 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Álex Mariñelarena 4 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 2 27th
2014 MotoGP Avintia Racing Avintia GP14
Ducati Desmosedici GP14
  Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 26 18th
  Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 9 25th
2015 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14   Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 33 15th
  Mike Di Meglio 18 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2016 MotoGP Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14   Héctor Barberá 16 (18)[a] 0 0 0 0 102 10th
  Loris Baz 15 0 0 0 0 35 20th
  Michele Pirro 2 (7)[a] 0 0 0 0 1 (36) [a] 19th
  Javier Forés 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Mike Jones 2 0 0 0 0 1 27th
2017 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Héctor Barberá 18 0 0 0 0 28 22nd
Ducati Desmosedici GP15   Loris Baz 18 0 0 0 0 45 18th
Moto3 Reale Avintia Academy KTM RC250GP   Vicente Pérez 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP16
Ducati Desmosedici GP17
  Xavier Siméon 18 0 0 0 0 1 26th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Christophe Ponsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Ducati Desmosedici GP17   Tito Rabat 12 0 0 0 0 35 17th
Ducati Desmosedici GP16   Jordi Torres 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto2 Reale Avintia Stylobike Kalex Moto2   Xavier Cardelús 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Moto3 Reale Avintia Academy 77 KTM RC250GP   Livio Loi 8 0 0 0 0 8 30th
  Vicente Pérez 9 0 0 0 0 26 16th
2019 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP18   Karel Abraham 19 0 0 0 0 9 24th
  Tito Rabat 18 0 0 0 0 23 20th
Moto3 Reale Avintia Arizona 77
Fundacion Andreas Perez 77
KTM RC250GP   Vicente Pérez 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Stefano Nepa 13 0 0 0 0 24 25th
  Meikon Kawakami 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Carlos Tatay 3 0 0 0 0 8 30th
MotoE Avintia Esponsorama Racing Energica Ego Corsa   Xavier Siméon 6 0 2 0 0 58 6th
  Eric Granado 6 2 2 2 2 71 3rd
2020 MotoGP Reale Avintia Racing
Hublot Reale Avintia
Esponsorama Racing
Ducati Desmosedici GP19   Johann Zarco 14 0 1 1 1 77 13th
  Tito Rabat 14 0 0 0 0 10 22nd
Moto3 KTM RC250GP   Carlos Tatay 15 0 0 0 0 26 22nd
MotoE Avintia Esponsorama Racing Energica Ego Corsa   Xavier Cardelús 7 0 0 0 0 34 15th
  Eric Granado 7 1 1 1 2 53 7th
Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.

*on-going season

MotoGP resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Tyres Constructor Team No. Riders Race Rider's standings Team standings Manufactures standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos Pts Pos Pts Pos
2012 B QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL
BQR-FTR Kawasaki   Avintia Blusens 22   Iván Silva 16 0 (12)[b] 23rd 44 10th 2 11th
68   Yonny Hernández 14 2 (28)[a] 17th
BQR Kawasaki 22   Iván Silva 15 Ret 18 20 18 12 18 16 14 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret 12 (12)[b] 23rd 35 6th
43   Kris McLaren DNQ 0 NC
44   David Salom 15 Ret 1 27th
68   Yonny Hernández Ret Ret 15 18 15 Ret 14 Ret 12 9 12 12 13 Ret DNS 26 (28)[b] 17th
73   Hiroshi Aoyama 13 3 25th
2013 B QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
FTR Kawasaki   Avintia Blusens 7   Hiroshi Aoyama 15 17 18 19 Ret WD 17 16 15 14 18 14 14 11 20 17 16 13 20th 49 10th 46 5th
8   Héctor Barberá 13 18 12 18 10 Ret 20 11 10 16 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 14 16 12 35 16th
22   Iván Silva 23 0 NC
77   Javier del Amor 15 1 27th
2014 B QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Avintia Racing 8   Héctor Barberá 19 15 5 9 11 24 (26)[b] 18th 35 10th 211 3rd
Avintia Ret 15 16 15 Ret Ret 19 18 18 Ret 17 19 19 2 (26)[b] 18th 11 7th
63   Mike Di Meglio 17 18 19 Ret 19 18 Ret 20 22 12 18 20 Ret 17 19 14 13 21 9 25th
2015 B QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Avintia Racing 8   Héctor Barberá 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 33 15th 41 9th 256 3rd
63   Mike Di Meglio 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret 8 24th
2016 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER GBR AUT CZE RSM ARA MAL JPN AUS VAL
Ducati   Avintia Racing 7   Mike Jones 16 15 1 27th 139 9th 261 3rd
8   Héctor Barberá 9 5 9 10 8 12 11 6 9 DSQ 5 14 13 13 4 11 102 10th
12   Javier Forés Ret 0 NC
51   Michele Pirro 15 Ret 1 (36)[a] 19th
76   Loris Baz Ret Ret 15 13 12 Ret 17 13 14 DNS 18 16 Ret 13 18 35 20th
2017 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Reale Avintia Racing 8   Héctor Barberá 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 28 22nd 73 11th 310 3rd
15   Loris Baz 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16 45 18th
2018 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Reale Avintia Racing 10   Xavier Siméon 21 21 20 17 18 17 Ret Ret 19 20 Ret C Ret 19 18 16 15 17 DNS 1 27th 37 12th 335 2nd
23   Christophe Ponsson 23 0 NC
53   Tito Rabat 11 7 8 14 Ret 13 Ret 16 13 Ret 11 C 35 19th
81   Jordi Torres 20 19 17 17 DNS 14 1 28th
2019 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Reale Avintia Racing 17   Karel Abraham 18 Ret 16 16 DSQ 14 Ret 17 15 19 15 15 17 18 19 18 14 17 14 9 24th 32 11th 318 3rd
53   Tito Rabat 19 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 9 16 11 16 Ret 16 13 15 17 DNS Ret 11 23 20th
2020 M SPA ANC CZE AUT STY RSM EMI CAT FRA ARA TER EUR VAL POR
Ducati   Reale Avintia Racing
  Hublot Reale Avintia
  Esponsorama Racing
5   Johann Zarco 11 9 3 Ret 14 15 11 Ret 5 10 5 9 Ret 10 77 13th 87 10th 1st 221
53   Tito Rabat 14 11 16 16 21 Ret Ret 15 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 18 10 22nd
2021 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT GER NED FIN TBD AUT GBR ARA RSM JPN THA AUS MAL VAL
Ducati   Esponsorama Racing 10   Luca Marini 0* NC* 0* NC* 0* NC*
23   Enea Bastianini 0* NC*
Notes

* Season still in progress.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with the motorcycle, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "De Gea Wins Spanish 1000cc Formula Xtreme Race, Championship At Valencia". Roadracing World Publishing. 18 November 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Stefan Bradl, Campeón de España de 125". MotorpasionMoto.com (in Spanish). 26 November 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Efrén Vázquez se proclama Campeón de 125GP del CEV en Jerez". Plusmoto.com (in Spanish). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  4. ^ Emmett, David (16 July 2014). "The Comprehensive Midsummer MotoGP Silly Season Update". MotoMatters.com. David Emmett. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ Birt, Matthew (21 July 2014). "Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP". MotorcycleNews.com. Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Avintia Ducati unveiled at Aragon". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  7. ^ Fialho, Fabio. "Ruben Xaus returns to MotoGP as coach of Xavier Simeon". Motorcycle Sports. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

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