To mark Repsol’s 50th anniversary in the world of motor racing, this year the Repsol Racing Tour incorporates content and events that commemorate this milestone. A new exhibition was inaugurated in Zamora, where Ángel Nieto was a homegrown hero. The event was attended by the late rider’s sons, Gelete and Pablo Nieto, as well as members of the main local public institutions, visiting the exhibition before its opening to the general public.
The Repsol Racing Tour, an interactive space that shows Repsol’s presence world of motorsport, was launched in 2014 and has been visited by over half a million people since then. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the company in both national and international competition, recapping achievements ranging from Ángel Nieto to Marc Márquez, through races like the Dakar Rally or the Trial World Championship.
The exhibition contains famous items such as the motorcycle with which Ángel Nieto competed in 1971 and a set of leathers used that season, contrasting with the current technology of the RC213V Honda and the helmet, leathers, boots and gloves worn today. Historical photographs attests to these five decades in the top racing competitions and are complemented by unique objects including a Dakar roadbook and the kit with which Toni Bou competes in the Trial World Championship.
Over the course of the year, the exhibition will visit different cities in Spain to spread the values Repsol promotes through its sponsorship of motorsport: Improvement, nobility, courage, enthusiasm and determination. These values are cornerstones of its support of grassroots projects such as the FIM CEV Repsol and the Monlau Repsol Technical School.
The Motorcycle World Championship is the best testing ground for Repsol to develop the fuels and lubricants that it then makes available to customers at its service stations, and the Repsol Racing Tour shows how it has evolved over the last 50 years. The exhibition can be visited for free in Zamora until March 24th, then begins its journey through the cities of Jaca, Barcelona, Albacete, etc.