After a press conference, in which both Sainz and Rabat reflected on an intense season of action in their respective championships and explained that their objectives for 2016 “will be set as the year progresses,” the on-track activity began.
Journalists who usually cover the Formula1 World Championship got a taste of riding on two wheels, with Tito Rabat taking them for laps of the track onboard a CBR1000. Those with a MotoGP press pass buckled up as co-drivers to Carlos Sainz in a Renault RS01.
The event, enjoyed by all involved, was another display of Estrella Galicia 0,0’s commitment to motorsport, and the desire to provide firsthand experience to those who cover the talents participating at the highest level.
Carlos Sainz. Formula 1 World Championship driver:
"For a brand to opt for young drivers says a lot about it, as it does not always guarantee success. It’s very easy to bring in a World Champion and back them. I was going through a difficult time in 2013 and Estrella Galicia 0,0 still chose to believe in me. That speaks volumes about the brand, because I am receiving support when I still have it all to do."
Tito Rabat. MotoGP World Championship rider:
"It is very important for sportsmen to have sponsors who believe in us. In my case, next year I will make the step up to the premier class and continue growing as a rider thanks to Estrella Galicia 0,0 and its project in the World Championship. They have a very interesting project to support young talent, one that trains riders from the ground up and accompanies them all the way through to MotoGP. To have a company that believes in you and supports you on your side is always very positive, and is what keeps this sport alive."
Jose Villanueva. Head of Sponsorship at Estrella Galicia 0,0:
"Our support for young talent in the world of motorsport is a fundamental part of our brand activity. It is a pleasure to have sportsmen as talented as Tito Rabat and Carlos Sainz alongside us, to be able to help them advance their careers, to grow together and to share our successes. 2015 was a milestone year for our brand, because for the first time we had a presence in the Formula 1 World Championship and MotoGP -something we consider sets us apart from the rest, and of which we are very proud."