Having lost the World Championship the previous year despite a spectacular start, and by just seven points, Sainz and Toyota returned to the fray.
In 1989, Repsol, Toyota, and a young driver by the name of Carlos Sainz joined forces for the first time to take part in the WRC.
After four years and two world championships with Toyota, Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya changed cars in 1993. After failing to reach an agreement with the Toyota Team Europe, the pilot, copilot, and sponsor moved on to another manufacturer.
When we talk about motorcycles and think of legends, the name NSR500 quickly comes to mind. But what would its four-wheel equivalent be?
In 1994, Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya together with Repsol, were looking for a new team that would guarantee them competition with the best and to fight for the title. The only team that seemed to meet those expectations was Subaru.
Following the outstanding results secured in 1989, the Toyota Team Europe came back for more in 1990. The improvements made to the Celica GT-Four ST165 promised to give them the extra push they needed to dethrone Lancia and finally change the results of the World Championship, which had been won by the Italian team for three years in a row.
With the 1990 World Championship in their back pocket, Toyota Team Europe and Carlos Sainz once again prepared to take on the dirt, gravel, and asphalt of the world. The Celica GT-Four ST165 could handle all terrains and had additional improvements added from the lessons learned over the two previous years.
1969 was the year that Repsol began sponsoring sports and Ángel Nieto was completing his first season in the World Cup. It was inevitable for us to cross paths and thus, in 1971, one of the most famous duos in motorcycling came together for the first time.
The exhibition, located on Serrano Street, is dedicated to some of the motorsport achievements made in the last five decades.
Since last Thursday, the Spanish city’s Passeig de Gràcia street has hosted an unprecedented exhibition recapping Repsol’s 50 years in motorsport.