Petronas to supply 40% sustainable fuel to Moto2 and Moto3 from 2024

MotoGP already confirmed plans to move to 40% sustainable fuels for 2024, before introducing a 100% mix by 2027.

Malaysian energy company Petronas will supply Moto2 and Moto3 with 40 per cent sustainable fuel from 2024.

Confirmed:

  • This move follows MotoGP’s transition to sustainable fuels, beginning with a 40 per cent blend in 2024
  • The parent series is targeting fully sustainable fuels by 2027
  • Moto2 and Moto3 to be fully supplied by Petronas

Context:

In October last year, Petronas signed an extension to its exclusive fuel supplier deal with the MotoGP feeder series, which saw it commit to this transition to sustainable fuels thanks to the wider goals of MotoGP. All six MotoGP manufacturers – Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha – are currently working with their fuel partners to reach these goals.

Comment:

Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of Dorna Sports, said: “2024 marks the start of a new era for motorcycle Grand Prix racing as we take the first step towards a new global era of zero carbon fuels.

“Working with a world-leading partner like Petronas to make this a reality in Moto2 and Moto3 is fantastic for us, ensuring both classes continue to have incredible performance at the same time as using a minimum 40 per cent non-fossil fuel, using the paddock as a testing ground before these technologies reach real customers on the street.

“This is our ethos, too – MotoGP is the pinnacle of two wheels, and our sport drives innovation from the top. Working with Petronas, we’re confident Moto2 and Moto3 will continue to do just that from 2024 onwards.”

Coming next:

The Moto2 and Moto3 schedules get underway at Portimão, Portugal, on 26th March, the second race of the 2024 MotoGP season.

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