The 2019 MotoGP World Championship fires into life this weekend and the Angel Nieto Team heads into the new season with extra force thanks to a new partnership with Sama Global Investment. The partnership was officially presented today in Doha, in front of an illustrious audience including the Minister of Sport and Culture, Dr. Salah Al Ali, as well as Sama Global Investment President Abdullah Al-Mutawaa and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.
Integrity, teamwork, passion and respect are the values shared between the Angel Nieto Team and Sama Global, who are ready to embark on a new adventure together that will see Albert Arenas and Raul Fernandez compete in the Moto3 class, with Jake Dixon and Xavi Cardelus on board in Moto2™.
The team will also contest the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, a new series for electric motorcycles that will feature Angel Nieto Team riders Nico Terol – the 125cc World Champion in 2011 – and the only female rider in the paddock in Maria Herrera.
Jorge Martinez “Aspar” (CEO Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team): “The Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team has two clear objectives: to be World Champions once more and to develop young riders for World Championship competition. Today we have presented a new partnership that is born through a blend of different cultures, aimed at bringing the best out of each other to achieve success. Sama Global Investment have welcomed us with open arms and we want to repay the faith they have shown in us with some great results.”
Abdulla Al-Mutawaa (Chairman Sama Global Investment): “Sama Global Investment is excited to partner with Angel Nieto Team and support their goal of becoming World Champions. Sama Global Investment is keen to support and enhance Qatar’s vision to become a centre of sports in the world. Sama Global’s strategy is to create lasting value for all its partners through a lasting investment horizon, disciplined development, and robust organizational culture. This partnership represents another exciting opportunity for our group and we are looking forward to spearheading this wonderful journey together.”