Moto2 and Moto3 to be powered by new sustainable fuel from 2024
Moto2 and Moto3 are due to use sustainable fuel for the 2024 season, beginning on March 10 in Qatar, with Petronas set to power the vehicles with its Primax Pro-Race M2 fuel.
The move follows a deal between Dorna Sports, which operates the two motorcycle racing championships, and the Malaysian energy group.
The fuel is formulated with 40% non-fossil biofuel to meet the 2024 International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) Grand Prix World Championship regulations.
“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,” said Dorna Sports Chief Executive, Carmelo Ezpeleta.
“This key milestone highlights the shared commitment of both Petronas and Dorna Sports to create a pathway to a lower carbon future."
“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% non-fossil fuel, using the paddock as a testing ground before these technologies reach real customers on the street.”
During the fuel’s development phase, it underwent extensive engine performance testing with manufacturers and selected teams from within Moto2, Moto3, and World Superbike all involved.
It will see them join MotoGP in using 100% sustainable fuel by 2027.
“This key milestone highlights the shared commitment of both Petronas and Dorna Sports to create a pathway to a lower carbon future and together with our partners, we will keep pushing boundaries with our Fluid Technology Solutions,” said Petronas Senior General Manager, Datin Anita.