- Effort, innovation and working with talent are values shared by Hijos de Rivera and Monlau Motorsport, which outline from the rungs prior to Moto3™ to the World Cup leaders of tomorrow.
- Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 will field nine drivers between the JuniorGP™ and European Talent Cup championships with the aim of fighting for both titles.
- “We have been working with Estrella Galicia for more than a decade, a partner that has allowed us to train dozens of drivers, many of whom compete today in the premier category ,” according to Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.
- “Our presence in the world of motorcycling would not be understood without the commitment to young talents. That is why we are delighted to extend our relationship with Monlau Motul, a partner with whom we have been forging champions for more than a decade ,” says José Villanueva, Sports Partnership Manager of Estrella Galicia.
Estrella Galicia and Monlau Motul Technical School extend their agreement for two more seasons and will continue to profile the future stars of MotoGP™ with the help of Team Estrella Galicia 0’0 until 2025. The signing of the commitment took place at the Hijos de Rivera headquarters in A Coruña, Galicia, with the presence of Jaime Serrano, CEO of Monlau Motorsport, and José Villanueva, Sports Partnership Manager of Estrella Galicia. In 2024, the team will have an ambitious lineup made up of nine drivers and 41 members, including management, mechanics and engineers, which sets out with the objective of achieving, for the third consecutive year, the FIM JuniorGP™ title, and lifting the European title. Talent Cup (ETC).
Passion for effort, innovation and work mark the way of being of the brewery and the reference school in motorsport. Estrella Galicia and Monlau Motul remain dedicated to the youth academy to train riders who dream, tomorrow, of reaching the motorcycle world championship. Born in 2012, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 had a successful run through the world championship before taking a decisive strategic step in 2021 by abandoning the main scene and focusing exclusively on the step prior to Moto3™. The two most imminent examples of the success of this bet are José Antonio Rueda and Ángel Piqueras, the first already established in the first step of the World Championship after winning the FIM JuniorGP™ in 2022, and Piqueras, who succeeded him in the list of winners, will make the leap in 2024 to Moto3™.
The new sporting project of Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 will once again combine ambition, youth and talent in an outstanding team of drivers. The team that will compete in the JuniorGP™ will have, for one more season, Facundo Llambías and Casey O’Gorman , who will be joined by two debutants in the category: Máximo Quiles (current ETC champion) and Guillem Planques . The lineup for the European Talent Cup will be made up, for its part, of Jesús Torres, Pau Alsina, Fernando Bujosa, Enzo Bellon and Marianos Nikolis.
These nine young motorcycling talents will be supported by a human group of 41 members. Led by Jaime Serrano , CEO of Team Estrella Galicia 0’0, and under the direction of the Team Leader Project, Max Moro , the training will have, among others, two rider performance analysts in the sports part, five Crew Chiefs and as many data engineer, in addition to nine professional mechanics. The line-up is completed by trainee personnel from the Monlau Motul Technical School mechanics courses: nine of them with the function of second mechanics and another four as logistics support.
More than a decade of success
Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 was born in 2012 with Álex Rins and Miguel Oliveira in the Moto3™ World Championship. The first successes bore the stamp of Álex Márquez and Fabio Quartararo , CEV Moto3 champions in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2014, the team would achieve its first World Cup title in Moto3™ thanks, again, to Álex Márquez, a milestone that this year marks a decade.
The successes at the base would continue to be a constant in the last decade, as demonstrated by the Pre-Moto3 scepter of Alonso López in 2015 and of Sergio García Dols in 2016; that of the 2019 FIM CEV Moto3 of Jeremy Alcoba , currently in Moto2™; or the aforementioned José Antonio Rueda and Ángel Piqueras , the only drivers in history to win – in 2022 and 2023, respectively – in JuniorGP™ and the Red Bull Rookies Cup the same year.
Jaime Serrano , CEO of Monlau Motul, valued the renewal of the agreement for two more seasons of Team Estrella Galicia 0.0: “ For more than a decade we have been working side by side with Estrella Galicia, a partner that allows us to continue promoting motorcycling talents. of tomorrow. Throughout all these seasons we have had the opportunity to work with dozens of drivers, many of whom compete today in the premier category. But the work does not stop, and we will continue to use all our human and technical means to move forward in our mission. The nine members of 2024 and the 41 members of the staff began the mission of continuing to promote talent .”
“ Our presence in the world of motorcycling would not be understood without the commitment to young talents. That is why we are delighted to extend our relationship with Monlau Motul, a partner with whom we have been creating champions for more than a decade, through a differential program where training in shared values such as effort, perseverance and work in team are fundamental for their development on and off the court ,” says José Villanueva , Sports Partnership Manager of Estrella Galicia.
The 2024 season of the FIM JuniorGP™ and the European Talent Cup will start next April at the Italian Misano circuit, and will tour Portugal and Spain in six other events before concluding, on November 24, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste .