Hertz Extends Agreement for MotoGP World Championship

Hertz is renewing and expanding its partnership with Dorna Sports. Photo Courtesy of Hertz
Hertz is renewing and expanding its partnership with Dorna Sports. Photo Courtesy of Hertz

The Hertz Corp. and MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports announced on July 11 a two-year extension to their global agreement, with Hertz moving from “Provider” to “Rental Services Supplier” in the MotoGP World Championship.

Partners since 2010, Hertz will continue to offer Dorna Sports a range of car and equipment rental services throughout the 2012 and 2013 season in the world's premier motorcycling championship. Dorna Sports will continue to benefit from the rental of Hertz vehicles, power generators and climate control equipment used in the MotoGP Paddock, while MotoGP provides Hertz with a platform to showcase its services, including television coverage of Hertz branding on the track.

As part of the close collaboration between the companies, Hertz also served as title sponsor of the 2012 British MotoGP, which was held at Silverstone in June.

"We are delighted about the renewal of the contract between Hertz and Dorna Sports," said Michel Taride, president of Hertz International and executive VP of Hertz Corp. "Hertz will continue to accompany the 18-race series throughout four continents to provide vehicle and equipment rental services to Dorna Sports and benefit from global exposure of the Hertz brand. As the world's premier motorcycling championship, MotoGP is an ideal platform to showcase our mobility solutions."

Pau Serracanta, managing director commercial area of Dorna, added: "As global sport providers, we need partners such as Hertz, who offer an excellent worldwide service for both vehicle and equipment rental. Our collaboration has been very successful to date, which is why we've gone ahead and renewed our partnership.”

The next race is in the U.S. on July 27-29 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca located in Salinas, Calif.

For more information about the races, go to www.motogp.com.

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