The MotoGP World Championship and the FIM today announced their intention to lead the transition from fossil fuels to 100% sustainable ones. In a press release, MotoGP explains that “it is a global platform with the power to lead the evolution of the motorcycle and mobility industries. Uniquely positioned as one of the most popular and technologically advanced sports in the world, it is a racing ‘laboratory’ driven by innovation and development ”.
The roadmap, agreed with the producers involved in the championship, establishes two key dates for achieving sustainability in this sector. “By 2024, fuel in all classes of MotoGP will have a minimum of 40% non-fossil origin, while by 2027, fuel in all classes will be 100% non-fossil origin,” says the joint announcement. by FIM and Dorna.
In a key sector for global mobility, with more than 60 million motorcycles sold worldwide every year, the switch to non-fossil fuels would have a great impact on reducing emissions: “MotoGP will become a platform for the development of these fuels, with each manufacturer working with their supplier to develop their own fuel. The development of multiple fuels will ensure that technology and knowledge reach motorcycles and fuel pumps on the road. Without a single producer, the initiative guarantees an unprecedented global impact ”.
The goal of the initiative is that these fuels can be used in conventional engines and are synthetic: “They can be used in a standard internal combustion engine and will be created in the laboratory, using components of a carbon capture system, or derived from municipal waste or non-food biomass, thus achieving significant savings in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil-based gasoline. Fuel suppliers will progressively introduce the use of renewable energy in the production of their fuel. “
While in MotoGP each manufacturer will work with their partner, such as Repsol, Shell, Elf, ETS or Petronas, among others, in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes they will continue with a single supplier that should introduce a partially sustainable fuel in 2024, to reach 100. % by 2027.
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