Monlau Motul Technical School culminates a year of success on the circuits and in the classrooms

  • After ten intense months of work, 28 graduates of the Master of Motorsport Engineering close this stage with the graduation ceremony. 

  • Thanks to active teachers, students receive theoretical-practical training that catapults them into the professional world with the encouragement of Motul scholarships, which recognize the best records.

  • “ I feel like I’m in a dream that I don’t want to wake up from. I have really enjoyed the master’s degree because it has passionate and very experienced teachers ,” explains Carles Parera, number one in the class.

After leaving its mark of identity on and off the circuits, Monlau Motul Technical School closes a season of successes and exciting news. On the track, the Catalan team rose to the top of the podium in many of the championships where it participated, while in others it demonstrated a very satisfactory evolution. In the classrooms, 134 graduates this year completed a stage between the Motorcycle or Motorsport Competition Mechanics school and the Master of Motorsport Engineering.

These data confirm once again that Monlau Motul Technical School is a reference in the world of motorsport, both from a sporting and teaching point of view. “We value very positively a year where our drivers have achieved excellent results in all competitions, in part thanks to the tireless work of the mechanics and engineers who are at their side. Many of them are professionals who have acquired the necessary knowledge in our classrooms or who have taught it in them. It is a winning cycle that we are very proud of”, highlights Jaime Serrano, general director of the school. a>

One more title in the FIM JuniorGP™
Proof of this success are the results of the FIM JuniorGP™, where Ángel Piqueras picked up the baton from José Antonio Rueda – 2022 champion in the year of the 25th Anniversary of Monlau Motorsport – and won the title in the JuniorGP™ category with 82 points over the second place. His teammates Facundo Llambías, Casey O’Gorman and Alex Gourdon also fought to take Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 to the top.

Brian Uriarte was also close to winning the crown in the European Talent Cup, where he reached the outcome in Valencia with mathematical options of becoming champion. Finally, he was third, just ahead of Rico Salmela, who continued his progression of results. Hakim Danish and Amanuel Brinton were the team’s other two drivers. Between both categories, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 achieved 18 podiums and 7 victories.

To Piqueras’ JuniorGP™ title we must add the one he himself achieved indisputably in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he won by a margin of 115 points with respect to second place.

Total dominance in the TCR Spain
The motorsport category that reported the most success this season is the TCR Spain, where the Catalan team won all the titles at stake in Spain. With the invaluable support of CUPRA, the team of mechanics and engineers encouraged the team’s two drivers, Quique Bordás and Érik Zabala, to success. 

Bordás was proclaimed champion of the absolute division, as well as best Junior, Zabala won the TCR Cup and Monlau Motul was the best in teams. Overall, 7 victories, 4 pole positions and 9 more appearances on the podium. In parallel, Jurgen Smet and Iván Pareras took turns at the wheel in the victory achieved in the Jerez meeting of the GT-CER.

Two more titles at the CEK
Up to 22 drivers gathered in the Spanish Karting Championship, where the students and teachers of Monlau Motul Technical School were a fundamental piece. The Barcelona team retained the Senior title with Eloi González and won in KZ with Josep Veà, for a total of 7 victories and another 23 podiums.

Ascending line in the Spanish FIA F4
In his second full season in the Spanish FIA Formula 4 single-seater, Monlau Motul showed that his project continues to grow. The team formed by Ricardo Gracia, Pablo Sarrazin, Fernando Barrichello and Lin Hodenius went from less to more and managed to finish in the top ten, thanks to a good end to the season. By team, Monlau Motul finished in seventh position.

Results that would not be possible without the determining role played by mechanics and engineers who, whether currently or in the past, accessed the elite of motorsport thanks to Monlau Motul Technical School.

Competition Mechanics
At the Barcelona center, students who have their passion in motorsport graduate every year, such as the 106 technicians who graduated last summer in the 2021/23 class of the Competition Mechanics School. Among them, 61 were trained in motor racing and 45 in motorcycling, coming from seven different countries: Spain, Andorra, Portugal, France, Italy, Argentina and Chile. 

Before becoming professionals, all of them had to pass an academic record that, in the case of motorcycling students, included a very special last exam: the Monlau Motul Endurance Race. A unique race in the world, four hours long, held at the Calafat circuit, where maximum attention was in the pits. There, the students had to demonstrate their learning and resolve all the incidents and technical operations involved in a competition in a real environment.

Master of Motorsport Engineering
For their part, 28 students of the Master of Motorsport Engineering in its face-to-face format also celebrated their graduation in the 14th class of this training, which brought together engineers from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia and India. More than 400 students have already passed through the classrooms of this master’s degree, where they must complete a 350-hour training course with a faculty of active, top-level teachers who give them the opportunity to learn the theory and then put it into practice in the classrooms. circuits.

Monlau Motul also teaches the master’s degree in online format, through a platform. In this case, there is the possibility of taking the Advanced Motorsport Master, with 24 modules, specialization in cars and motorcycles, and the possibility of doing two real practices on the track. Another option is the MSc Race Motorbikes, focused solely on motorcycling, as well as the MSc Race Cars, focused only on motorsports. These last two include 14 specialized and software modules and real circuit practice.

Monlau Management
Monlau Motul’s activities also include Monlau Management, the representation, management and advice division for pilots with more than 20 years of experience. With a 360-degree vision, the company seeks to guide the driver sportingly, enhance his or her virtues, build his or her personal brand and attract sponsorships, among other functions. Among the riders he represents and advises are Jeremy Alcoba (Moto2™), José A. Rueda (Moto3™), Ángel Piqueras (JuniorGP™), Casey O’Gorman (JuniorGP™), Facundo Llambías (JuniorGP™) and Brian Uriarte (European Talent Cup).

There is no other entity in the world that acts in all aspects of motorsport like Monlau Motul Technical School. Therefore, after closing a more than successful year, the training, representation and competition center is already warming up to increase its successes in 2024.