MotoGP to run on 100% sustainable fuel by 2027

Series aims to use biomass-created fuels to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

MotoGP to run on 100% sustainable fuel by 2027

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  • MotoGP manufacturers to work with fuel partners to reach goal
  • Series suggests that it will continue to use internal combustion engines
  • Moto2 and Moto3 to also use sustainable fuels

Global motorcycling series MotoGP has revealed that it will introduce partly-sustainable fuels by 2024, with the aim to become fully sustainable by 2027.

Working with manufacturers, MotoGP has confirmed that 40 per cent of its fuel by 2024 will be from non-fossil origin. This also extends to supporting the Moto2 and Moto3 series.

By 2027, all three series plan to use fully sustainable fuels from 100 per cent non-fossil origin.

These fuels will be laboratory-made using carbon-capture technology, municipal waste and non-food biomass in order to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

All six MotoGP manufacturers - Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha - will work with their current fuel partners to reach these goals.

In addition, MotoGP has confirmed that these sustainable fuels will be able to work in standard internal combustion engines, suggesting that the championship has no plans to move to a hybrid engine currently used in other series such as Formula One.

"We are very proud to announce this incredible new venture and we would like to thank the FIM [International Motorcycling Federation], MSMA [Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association], IRTA [International Road-Race Teams' Association], our manufacturers and fuel suppliers for their unequivocal support in this ground-breaking step towards a more sustainable world," said Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of Dorna Sports, MotoGP's organiser.

"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, global impact is guaranteed.

"Thanks to all parties involved in making this possible."