The Junior WRC Championship is supporting the FIA’s drive to make motor sport more sustainable by introducing a new advanced biofuel into the series this season. GEM Fuel, a blended fuel containing regular gasoline, bio-ethanol and bio-methanol, has a largely increased biomass limit and reduces the impact of greenhouse gases by more than 50% compared to regular petrol.
GEM Fuel is the result of a partnership between BioMCN, Abengoa, Methanex, Eurol and the Methanol Institute, initiated and managed by GUTTS, the world’s first supplier of sustainable race fuels.
M-Sport, which supplies the Ford Fiesta R2s to the FIA Junior WRC Championship, was involved in an evaluation of the fuel in 2012, when an extensive dyno test comparing the performance and consumption of three fuels - including GEM Fuel - was performed at its Cumbrian base.
Jarmo Mahonen, FIA Rally Director, said: “The FIA has a strategy to develop solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of mobility in general and motor sport in particular, and this supports our drive for more sustainable motor sport.”
The second round of the 2013 FIA Junior WRC Championship takes place on the Acropolis Rally of Greece and will see the launch of GEM Fuel for these young drivers.