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MotoGP partners with gaming firm

The MotoGP motorcycle-racing championship has entered into a partnership with Spanish gaming company XControllers.

The deal, the length of which was not disclosed, names XControllers as a partner of both MotoGP and the MotoGP eSport Championship.

XControllers will serve as an official licensee for the launch of the first-ever MotoGP-personalised Sony PS4 controllers. Each controller features esports branding on the right, with players also able to display their favourite circuit layout on the MotoGP calendar. Alternatively, fans can have their name/nickname and number placed on the design.

A MotoGP controller will also be made available and will feature a mixture of carbon fibre style paired with red highlights and the MotoGP logo.

XControllers manager Daniel Vidal said: “We think this synergy between the two brands is something never seen before – an official competition controller for playing at the highest level.”

XControllers agreed the deal with Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s commercial rights-holder.