In 1969, man stepped on the moon for the first time. That same year, Repsol began its sponsorship activities in the motor industry. Five decades later, the roads of the Spanish energy multinational, which has a division in Houston, intersect with those of the Space Center of the North American city, a leading center of learning in science and exploration of space, to celebrate 50 years of success with the visit of Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo.
The Repsol Honda team riders have been able to tour the different rooms and spaces related to the space world, and even try the astronaut gloves that were used in the different missions managed from the Space Center in Houston. They have also been able to see a Saturn V rocket up close, whose maximum speed was 115 times higher than that of its MotoGP Honda - which exceeds 350 km / h - to reach the outside of the atmosphere.
Innovation and technology are two priorities for Repsol, which for 50 years has found in the world of competition a benchmark for the development of its products. On March 20, Repsol and the Space Center of Houston signed an agreement that reflects the commitment of both companies to promote innovation and inspire future generations to undertake a STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Márquez and Lorenzo, who will start tomorrow the first free practice of the GP of the Americas, have been received by the President and CEO of the Space Center, William T. Harris. The visit has served to highlight the project with which Repsol supports the educational programs of the center, which are part of the company's strategy to promote educational experiences and to inspire young people.