RallyX Nordic grid to run 100% biofuel for 2021

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The RallyX Nordic championship will debut a new, sustainably produced biofuel this season courtesy of a partnership with P1 Racing Fuels, as the championship aims to go 100% fossil-free by 2022.

P1 Racing’s fuel has been approved for use in all classes and the company claims it will not only significantly reduce RallyX Nordic’s carbon footprint but also lead to increased engine power – without costing any more than the current fossil fuel.

The fuel will be mandatory in the Supercar Lites category in 2021 and optional in all others. In 2022, it will be compulsory across the board.

Jan-Erik Steen, CEO of RallyX Nordic promoter, RX Promotion, noted, “While we have only made Bio Racing mandatory in one class for the moment, we are very confident that the performance gains are such that all competitors will soon elect to use it. This is just the first step in a longer-term plan that will see all RallyX Nordic cars running on fossil-free biofuel and – ultimately – an entirely fossil-free paddock.”

Martin Popilka, chief executive officer at P1 Racing Fuels, added, “There is a stigma around biofuels that they don’t perform as well as fossil fuels, but the data proves that is completely untrue. What we have produced for RallyX Nordic is the world’s first fully renewable fuel that doesn’t feature any fossil-based components, without having to make any sacrifices on the performance front. Indeed, recent dyno testing has shown that Bio Racing 100% actually generates more power, making it a win-win for everybody.”

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