Hand sanitizer is a key weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, but can be in short supply at the moment due to the huge global demand.

Repsol has adapted its Tech Lab facilities in Spain, where the fuel and lubricant for reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and younger brother Alex’s Honda bikes is usually produced, to create 30,000 litres of a disinfectant solution that has been donated to public hospitals in the past four weeks.

But you don't need an advanced laboratory to make your own hand sanitizer.

In this video tutorial, the Marquez brothers are given step-by-step guidance from a Repsol scientist on how to make an effective hydroalcoholic gel with products usually found at home, or easily available from supermarkets and pharmacies.

To make the gel, you'll need the following ingredients (some syringes will also help with the mixing), then join Marc and Alex as they follow the four steps shown in the video, while learning exactly how handwashing defeats the COVID-19 virus.

  1. Medical grade alcohol (96%)*
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide
  3. Distilled water (or boiled tap water).
  4. Glycerine (or Aloe Vera).

* Marc Marquez: "This is the one that itches when it's put on our wounds!"

Once the delayed 2020 season eventually gets underway, Marc will be fighting for a seventh premier-class crown while Moto2 champion Alex will be competing in his rookie MotoGP season.

Official 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP cancelled)

Losail

?

3 May

Spain (postponed)

Jerez

?

17 May

France (postponed)

Le Mans

?

31 May

Italy (postponed)

Mugello

?

7 June

Catalunya (postponed)

Barcelona

2

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

3

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

 

5 July

 

 

4

12 July

Finland

KymiRing (Subject to homologation)

 

19 July

 

Summer break

 

26 July

 

Summer break

 

2 August

 

Summer break

5

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

6

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

 

23 August

 

 

7

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

 

6 September

 

 

8

13 September

San Marino

Misano

 

20 September

 

 

9

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

10

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

 

11 October

 

 

11

18 October

Japan

Motegi

12

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

13

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

 

8 November

 

 

14

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

15

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

16

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

 

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