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  • MotoGP looking at fuel of 100% non-fossil origin by 2027

    MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing with the championship being one of the highest awards in motorcycling. But in addition to that, it also serves as a platform for the pinnacle of motorcycle innovation and technology. It is not a long shot to say that it is like the laboratory for road-going motorcycles and the technology from the prototype machinery trickles down to production motorcycles.

    MotoGP is now also set to play an even bigger role in eco-friendly competition and this mobility. With their first step in the form of MotoE being a successful venture, the next step is to play a part in the evolution of other classes. In that quest, MotoGP is planning to switch to 100% non-fossil fuels by 2027. Their plan is as follows:

    -By 2024, fuel in all MotoGP classes will be of a minimum of 40% non-fossil origin

    -By 2027, fuel in all MotoGP classes will be of 100% non-fossil origin

    These fuels will continue to be developed and tested and all the participant manufacturers will be working with their suppliers to develop their own fuel. This will not only help in the propagation of technology but also help it reach consumer motorcycles faster. The plan to create these fuels will either be created using components sourced from a carbon capture scheme or derived from municipal waste or non-food biomass. In addition to the premier class, Moto2 and Moto3 classes will also be following the same targets while continuing with a single fuel provider.

    Jorge Viegas, FIM President: "I’m really proud of this announcement, after many months and even years of negotiations with petrol companies and manufacturers, we’ve reached an agreement. This will allow MotoGP to be the leader in this real revolution for sustainability. We want to really show the way to all the motorcycle manufacturers that it’s possible to have the fun we all like but with sustainable fuels. We hope by 2027 to have completely carbon-free fuels in our competitions, leading the way and showing that, even if the racing is a small part of emissions, we must be the leaders of this change; show the way. Thank you to all the stakeholders for the negotiations, finally, now we can announce the good news."

    Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: "We are very proud to announce this incredible new venture and we would like to thank the FIM, MSMA, IRTA, our manufacturers and fuel suppliers for their unequivocal support in this ground-breaking step towards a more sustainable world. Racing together, MotoGP will be a driving force for global change and increased sustainability. Motorcycles are a vital asset to society, making two-wheeled vehicles a crucial part of the solution. Sustainable fuels are key to creating an attainable and viable path to a more eco-friendly world, impacting billions of people, and with a number of different fuel manufacturers committed to this endeavour, the global impact is guaranteed. Thanks to all parties involved in making this possible."

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