Berlin-based P1 Racing Fuels has been confirmed as the World Touring Car’s (WTCR) official fuel supplier by the FIA World Motor Sport Council after successfully developing a bespoke racing biofuel product.
The new biofuel formulation seeks to significantly reduce carbon footprint while never compromising on engine performance.
It will result in drivers being powered by a bespoke fuel featuring 15% renewable components for the first time.
Alan Gow, president of the FIA Touring Car Commission, said: “The appointment of P1 Racing Fuels as the official fuel supplier is an important first step towards the use of 100% sustainable fuel in the series as outlined in the roadmap we have defined for the introduction of biofuel in WTCR.
“P1 Racing Fuels has not only delivered this bespoke product, it has done so on budget as part of ongoing cost-reduction measures. By working with P1 Racing Fuels, the WTCR teams and customer racing departments can continue to count on a high performance on track, as well as the support of an experienced and trusted partner during an exciting new era for the series.”
Martin Poplika, CEO of P1 Racing Fuels, added: “As a pioneer in our field, P1 Racing Fuels has always focused on delivering cutting-edge innovation in our products, using new processes, components and technical know-how to formulate sustainable, high-performing biofuels produced and delivered cost-efficiently. We believe that the future of racing is fossil fuel-free, and we are very pleased to support the WTCR in taking this important step towards a more sustainable future for the sport.”
TCR cars from Alfa Romeo, Audi, CUPRA, Honda, Hyundai, Lynk & Co and Renault raced in the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup in 2020. The cars use turbocharged engines with power capped at 360bhp.
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