More Sponsorship News: Gresini Add Palladio Doors, Pramac Gain Energy TI

With the start of a new year, more sponsorship deals are starting to roll in for the MotoGP teams. Though not on the same scale as Yamaha's deal with Monster Energy, two satellite teams today also announced they had secured backing for the 2013 MotoGP season. 

The Go&Fun Gresini team has added Italian construction engineering firm Palladio to its list of sponsors. The firm produces a range of door and window profiles and window frames in steel and other metals. The deal will see the Palladio logo worn by Gresini riders Alvaro Bautista and Bryan Staring on their leathers, making Palladio a relatively minor sponsor. At Pramac, energy supplier Energy T.I. has stepped in to back Andrea Iannone at the junior Ducati team. Energy T.I. supplies gas and electricity to the consumer market in Italy, and is attaching their name to Iannone, as a rising young star of Italian racing.

Below are the press releases from the Gresini Honda and Pramac Ducati teams, announcing their respective deals:



Palladio SpA and Team Go&Fun Honda Gresini are proud to announce a new collaboration in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship. An agreement signed in the company's headquarters in Treviso in December between Palladio's directors and Fausto Gresini will see Palladio SpA become one of the team's official sponsors, with their logos to be visible on the leathers of both Alvaro Bautista and Bryan Staring as well as in the team hospitality, which will also contain information about the company's activities and products. For the past 20 years Palladio SpA has been a market leader in the development of systems for stainless steel and zinc-coated doors and windows.

Leonardo Valente (Palladio Spa Managing Director) “Through this sponsorship agreement Palladio is able to extend its brand image overseas and establish itself in the international market, as well as associating itself with the world of sport and all the positives values this represents. The importance of teamwork and continual technological research are cornerstones of development here at Palladio®, where we work alongside architects and project managers to create avant-garde products - from thermo-acoustic isolation to anti-break security and anti-flood protection – that are extremely personal, professional and aesthetically pleasing.”

Fausto Gresini (Team Manager Go & Fun Honda Gresini) “It is always an important moment to welcome a new sponsor on board, especially when an established company Palladio opts to collaborate with Team Go&Fun Honda Gresini in order to develop its brand in specific overseas markets. We are looking forward to enjoying some exciting times to come with them in the future and sharing the passion for technology and professionalism that we have in common.”


Energy T.I. is the brand “gas&power”, the new arrival for the upcoming 2013 MotoGP season.

The entry of Energy T.I. in the racing world as protagonist, the desire to associate the brand with the Pramac Racing Team and especially in the choice of putting the Energy T.I. logo on the fairing of the young talented Italian rider Andrea Iannone will enable the brand to associate itself in the fast paced moving world of racing.

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Any idea if the rate of sponsorship dollars (excluding VR46 related) is increasing or is it too early to tell noting CRT is not yet behind us?

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