April 6, 2012 – Competition gets underway in Qatar and the Netherlands as the MotoGP and World Motocross Championship both begin their quest for global racing glory.

Bel-Ray sponsored Team Aspar will field three separate racing teams in all three forms of world championship competition. The Power Electronics Aspar team of Randy Du Puniet and Aleix Espargaro are both competing in the MotoGP class aboard their ART Aprilia. The Mapre Aspar team of Toni Elias and Nico Terol will compete in the Moto2 class and the Bankia Aspar team of Hector Faubel and Alberto Moncayo will fly the Bel-Ray colors in the Moto3 class. The series begins this weekend in Qatar and ends in Valencia, Spain in November with stops across the entire globe in between. All 3 Bel-Ray Aspar teams are expected to be contenders for victory each event.

Bel-Ray is fielding two of the most competitive teams in World Motocross championship competition for the 2012 season. In MX 1 competition the CP377 team of Christophe and Sebastien Pourcel will be using the performance advantages that Bel-Ray offers. Both Pourcel brothers are considered threats to win on a regular basis and Christophe is on the short list of World Championship title contenders. Team Flouride is the MX2 class Bel-Ray racing team. Englishman Tommy Searle and Belgian Joel Roelants have been consistent top finishers throughout their careers are both threats to win the World Championship this season.

Follow all of Bel-Ray's racers in action each week on www.belray.com  and www.belrayracing.com.

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