Prima Pramac Racing first independent MotoGP Champion

November 30, 2023
Prima Pramac Racing first independent MotoGP Champion
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With the MotoGP season drawing to a close, Motul is celebrating its partner team, Prima Pramac Racing, making history in the top flight of two wheeled racing, by becoming the first independent team in the championship’s history to take the coveted Teams’ Championship, ahead of all of the Manufacturer’s factory teams. 


Pramac, whose principle business is generators, for which Motul is also an OE supplier, has been competing in Moto GP as a team since 2001 and Motul has been its lubricant partner since 2021.

This has been an outstanding year for the team, with both Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco taking Moto GP victories, on their works-spec Ducati Desmosedici GP23 motorbikes. Jorge Martin took no less than four GP wins en route to runners-up slot in the championship, while Johann Zarco finally fulfilled the promise he has long shown, with victory in Indonesia. The team made it to the GP podium 15 times and, in addition, also scored 9 Sprint victories and fourteen Sprint podiums and ended up comfortably outscoring the Ducati factory team. 

“It is an incredible achievement,” enthuses Motul UK Sales and Marketing Manager, Andy Wait. “To take on the might of the Ducati factory team, as well as the manufacturer teams of Yahama, KTM and Aprilia, and come out on top, by some margin, is a testament to how well the team functions and Motul is extremely proud to be a technical partner to the team, providing the lubricants and fluids to Prima Pramac. Everyone at Motul wishes them huge congratulations on such an historic performance.”

Andy added that Motul is also delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with the Prima Pramac Racing Team, with a partnership agreement that has been extended for an additional three seasons, until the end of 2026. The three-year commitment includes an expanded presence on the team's Ducati Desmosedici bikes, encompassing brand identity, communication, as well as marketing initiatives to engage with the enthusiast community who share Motul values.

The renewal of Motul’s partnership with Pramac is an important part of the vision for Motul’s future with its powersport division. Motul remains the UK and Ireland’s number 1 motorcycle lubricant brand, with 2023 looking like it will be another strong year for the brand, a year which includes the launch of its NGEN, next step-forward, sustainable lubricant range.  
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