Sustainability is key for MotoGP™ as two wheels continue to set the standard
Today is World Environment Day and the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship is racing towards a more sustainable future, using the paddock as a laboratory to fuel progress and innovation.
Two wheels are already the more sustainable mode of transport and billions of people depend on two wheelers. In many countries, two wheelers drive the society. As the pinnacle of the two-wheeled world, MotoGP™ has a global platform to drive towards an even greener future.
MotoGP™ is #racing together to drive positive change around the world, working with all stakeholders of the sport towards our shared goals. Here are some of our biggest initiatives.
MotoGP™ Commits Commitment to a Green Future
In 2024, MotoGP™ will usher in a new global era of zero carbon fueling. Working with manufacturers and fuel suppliers, MotoGP™ is developing an unmatched selection of sustainable drop-in fuels, meaning they will be ready to be used in billions of standard combustion engines worldwide. Developing multiple fuels with multiple partners makes technology and knowledge as accessible as possible to reach real customers on the road.
By 2024, fuel in all MotoGP™ classes will be at least 40% of non-fossil origin, and by 2027 this will be 100%. The fuels would either be laboratory-produced, using components derived from a carbon capture scheme, or derived from municipal waste or non-food biomass.
This would yield significant savings in greenhouse gas emissions relative to fossil-derived petrol. From production to pump and then to the road, the life cycle of these fuels of the future targets carbon neutrality – with suppliers increasingly beginning to use renewable energy in the production of their fuels.
A new global era of zero carbon fuels is about to begin
partner in sustainability
MotoGP™ works with all partners to continue moving towards a more sustainable future, and this includes updating the rules to reflect the sustainability goals of the paddock and all stakeholders.
Official tire supplier Michelin is one of the sport’s most important partners towards a greener future, and from next season, the number of rear tire options available at each Grand Prix will be reduced. This will maintain similar world-beating performance and safety, as well as allow riders to use the same number of tires on the track, but will prevent approximately 1500 tires from going unused. It is 1,500 fewer units to manufacture and transport, which contribute significantly to the paddock’s mission to promote a circular economy and reduce waste.
Michelin’s mission is to have 100% sustainable materials tires across all of its categories by 2050, with a target of an average of 40% by 2030. His role as the official tire supplier of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup is as important as Michelin’s use in this journey. MotoGP™ paddock as a racing laboratory, and progress is already impressive. A new goal has been achieved in 2022: 46% sustainable material in all MotoE™ rear tyres.
Next, the technology will reach the world’s final two-wheeled testing ground, MotoGP™, and then to its final destination: millions of consumers worldwide.
Michelin helps MotoGP™ ride greener
Promoting circuit, event and circular economy
MotoGP™ works with each circuit promoter to promote sustainable practices and ensure a positive impact on the places where we race – economically, socially and environmentally. From the KiSS project as part of FIM’s Ride Green initiative to the Food Waste Initiative and much more in between, sports and all stakeholders are committed to positive progress.
The sport is also working with promoters towards improving environmental guidelines and ensuring that the event’s execution is as sustainable as possible year after year. This includes promoting a circular economy in every circuit, from sustainable mobility, transportation and logistics to paper-free media centers.
Catalunya Circuit MotoGP™ . How is it helping in sustainability?
The broadcast of 20 race weekends to nearly half a billion homes in more than 200 countries provides another opportunity to innovate to further reduce the sport’s carbon footprint.
Dorna is working with partner Tata Communications to drive the migration from onsite traditional media production to remote production, which will result in a cloud-based model of the future, including increasing the number of video signals from 60 to 110 – Delivering more content to viewers and enabling the innovation of immersive sound produced even remotely – in some ultra-low latency.
Going remote uses less energy, more efficiently, as well as less people and equipment around the world – making the spectator experience better and better while at the same time reducing the sport’s carbon footprint. Makes sure.
Racing together can mean many things, but for MotoGP™ it is a commitment to our fans and the wider world. It represents the values, efforts and collective drive of our sport, everyone working towards the common goals of sustainability, inclusion and increasing the positive impact of MotoGP™, everywhere we race – every time.