Marc Márquez and Almeida take a motorcycle tour through Madrid with biofuel: “It’s the future”


The MotoGP rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) and the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, have made a motorcycle trip through the capital with 100% renewable fuel this Friday, an “unforgettable” experience for the eight-time champion of the world, who insisted on “taking care of the environment”.

“The competition is a test bench. We were at the Jarama circuit in November testing the biofuels developed by Repsol, and how could it be otherwise, the test was a complete success. Also in the competition we have to go the way caring for the environment, biofuels, is the future and the bike is perfect,” Márquez told the media.

Both the pilot and the mayor participated this Friday in a test of Repsol’s 100% renewable fuel, with a motorcycle ride through the streets of Madrid that began on the company’s Campus and ended at the Palacio de Cibeles.

For the Spanish rider, he reiterated that the motorcycle works “perfectly” with this new biofuel, an experience that can help develop this system in the daily life of the general population. “People will thank him in the future,” he assured, before joking about an “unforgettable” experience, since Márquez told the mayor, a confessed rojiblanco, that “this year” he will not visit Neptuno, the place where fans of the Atlético to celebrate their titles.

For his part, Martínez-Almeida stated that, “in collaboration with Repsol”, they aspire “to continue developing those mobility alternatives that are clean sources”, before admitting that “it has been a privilege” to shoot alongside Marc Márquez. “I thank Repsol and Marc for their commitment to sustainability and decarbonization, new energy sources that will be highly profitable for the city,” she concluded.

Repsol will start up the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain in 2023, in Cartagena (Murcia), which will produce 250,000 tons of renewable fuels from waste. An initiative within the company’s objective of reaching the production capacity of 1.3 million tons of renewable fuels in 2025 and more than 2 million in 2030, advancing towards the goal of zero net emissions in 2050.



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