MotoGP, e-fuel is coming to MotoGP: CO2-free fuel from 2024

The FIM Grand Prix World Championship, MotoGP, is a global platform with the power to lead development in both the motorcycle and mobility industries. With a unique position as one of the most popular and technologically advanced sports in the world, MotoGP ™ is a racing “laboratory” driven by innovation and development.

Worldwide motorcycle sales are 60 million units per year, and two-wheeler transportation is a necessity for a large segment of the population as there are over two billion motorcycles on the world’s roads. In many nations, two-wheelers drive society. As the most sustainable motorized vehicles, two-wheeled vehicles play a vital role in the search for cleaner, safer and greener mobility, with the power to make an incredible contribution to the global need to reduce carbon emissions, increase sustainability and combat climate change.

In cooperation with MotoGP manufacturers, the sport has set itself new goals for more sustainability:

By 2024, at least 40% of the fuel in all MotoGP ™ classes will be non-fossil fuels

By 2027, the fuel in all MotoGP ™ classes will be 100% non-fossil fuel

MotoGP is the platform on which these fuels are further developed and tested, with each top-class manufacturer working with their supplier to develop their own fuel. The development of multiple fuels will ensure the technology and knowledge reach consumer motorcycles and fuel pumps on the road. This will create an unrivaled range of viable, sustainable drop-in fuels, developed by some of the key players in the global energy industry and tested by the world’s tallest prototypes of two-wheeled machines. In the absence of a single owner, the initiative guarantees an unprecedented global impact.

These fuels of the future can be used in a standard internal combustion engine and are either laboratory-made, with components from a CO2 capture system, or obtained from municipal waste or non-food biomass, creating significant savings in greenhouse gas emissions relative to fossil gasoline. In addition, fuel suppliers will gradually introduce the use of renewable energies in the production of their fuel.

The Moto2 and Moto3 classes will continue to be served by a single fuel supplier and will also introduce a partially sustainable fuel in 2024. Both classes will be converted to 100% sustainable fuel in addition to the MotoGP class in 2027.

The FIM, IRTA, MSMA, Dorna and all stakeholders are committed to creating a more sustainable sport and a more sustainable future, from developing greater sustainability along the way to assessing and reducing the carbon footprint of every single event and every aspect of sport with innovative solutions.

Jorge Viegas, FIM President: “I’m really proud of this announcement. After many months and even years of negotiating with gasoline companies and manufacturers, we have reached an agreement. This will allow MotoGP to be involved in this real revolution for sustainability. Us really want to show all motorcycle manufacturers the way that it is possible to have the fun we all like, but with sustainable fuels. We hope to have completely carbon free fuels in our competitions by 2027 that show the way and that Even if racing is a small part of the emissions, we have to lead this change, show the way. Thanks to everyone involved for the negotiations, now we can finally announce the good news. “

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “We are very proud to announce this incredible new project and would like to thank the FIM, MSMA, IRTA, our manufacturers and fuel suppliers for their unmistakable support in this groundbreaking step towards a more sustainable world. Racing together, MotoGP becomes a driving force for global change and more sustainability. Motorcycles are an important asset for society and make two-wheelers a crucial part of the solution. Sustainable fuels are the key to an achievable and viable path to a greener world that affects billions of people and With a number of different fuel manufacturers committed to this endeavor, a global impact is guaranteed. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. “