The Future of Racing is Green: MotoGP™ Drives Towards Zero Carbon Fuels

The 2024 season is working towards every Grand Prix class using a minimum 40% sustainable fuel,, beginning with the upcoming Portuguese GP.


MotoGP™’s foray into sustainability ahead of the 2024 season is a clarion call to the world, demonstrating that high-octane racing and environmental responsibility can coexist by marking the beginning of its transition towards zero carbon fuels that will help to reduce its environmental footprint without compromising the racing ecosystem.

Off the track, the commitment to sustainability takes various forms, from the digitalization of passes for MotoGP™ guests to the electrification of paddock scooters in Europe. These initiatives underscore a broader strategy to minimize waste and emissions. Moreover, the imminent return of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship in Portugal symbolizes the series’ dual approach to innovation and sustainability.

In collaboration with the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, MotoGP™ is gearing up for the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal, aiming for the prestigious ISO20121 certification, an international standard that sets forth the requirements organizations and individuals must implement in helping to improve the sustainability of their event. Essentially, it’s an international ESG framework that powers sustainable event management. Transportation at the event sets a benchmark with 45 low emission shuttles and four electric buses, ensuring eco-friendly commutes. On-site, renewable energy sources, including solar panels, provide up to 1.25MW of power, emphasizing the commitment to non-fossil fuel sources.

an international standard that establishes the requirements to help organizations and individuals improve the sustainability of their event-related activities. It offers a practical tool so that the activities, products, and services related to an event can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social.

The circuit’s initiative extends to waste management and water conservation, aiming for a circular economy where recycling and resource conservation are paramount. Efforts to prevent littering and efficiently manage residual water showcase a holistic approach to environmental stewardship.

Post-event, the focus on community support is evident as leftover food collections are donated to local charities, highlighting the social aspect of sustainability. The economic impact of these initiatives is profound, with the event contributing over $45 million USD to the local economy in 2023, a figure expected to rise in 2024. This economic boost is complemented by the positive impact on the environment and the community, illustrating the multifaceted benefits of sustainable practices in motorsport.