PETRONAS SRT's logistics for transporting three teams around the world

2019-04-25 08:47
Managing the logistics and operations of transporting three World Championship teams is not an easy task - as the numbers show.


Participating in all three MotoGP World Championship classes - MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, is a sporting and logistical challenge for the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team. The start of the official calendar is one of the most demanding periods of the year, with trips to Qatar, Argentina and the United States in the space of just 40 days.

A lot of work goes into making sure that Franco Morbidelli, Fabio Quartararo, Khairul Idham Pawi, John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki can ride at every round. A total of 37 people, from eleven different nationalities - among them Malaysian, British, Italian and Spanish - are gathered together to help make the sporting results as successful as possible.

At the end of January, all the necessary material to start the season arrived at the Sepang International Circuit from Lommel (Belgium) - where the European base is located - which hosted the first 2019 preseason tests. Qatar, Argentina and the USA were the first rounds of the Championship, which now goes to Europe to start a series of 11 Grand Prixs. So far, the trip from Lommel to Jerez (Spain) has covered more than 45,000km by air.

PETRONAS SRT have transported a total of 38 flight cases - seven of them for the four Yamaha YZR-M1 bikes, the Kalex Moto2 and the two Honda NSF250RW machines - weighing a total of 12.4 tonnes. A total of 27 crates belong to PETRONAS Yamaha SRT, while the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing teams have 11 more between them. Inside these boxes, we find the panels to assemble the 3 garages, spare parts and all the tools and products necessary for the mechanics to work at their best.

Added to this are two containers that are transported by boat, with everything corresponding to the hospitality area: The kitchen and furniture.

A lot of kilometres have been travelled and kilos of material moved to make it possible for the Malaysian team to compete in the three World Championship classes.

Source: SIC Racing Team

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