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SEPANG, 10 November 2023 – PETRONAS and Dorna Sports today announced the usage of a new sustainable fuel for Moto2TM and Moto3TM on the opening day of the PETRONAS Grand Prix of Malaysia 2023.
As the official fuel supplier for both championships, PETRONAS is committed in delivering an optimised fuel starting next season, as the two partners push towards a net-zero carbon emission future.
In 2024, Moto2TM and Moto3TM will be solely powered by PETRONAS Primax Pro-Race M2 fuel formulated with at least 40 per cent non-fossil biofuel, whilst continuing to meet the high octane and low oxygen requirement of the 2024 Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) fuel regulations.
This evolution in the partnership enables PETRONAS to support Dorna Sports in achieving its goal of powering the said championships with 100 per cent sustainable fuels by 2027.
PETRONAS Senior General Manager, Group Strategic Relations and Communications, Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz: “I am proud to see the partnership with Dorna Sports continue to evolve, as we work together towards a lower carbon future for the sport. For PETRONAS, the development of sustainable fuels is key in unlocking new opportunities as we look to redefine ourselves in the face of this energy transition.
“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™.”
Dorna Sports Chief Executive Officer, Carmelo Ezpeleta: “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. 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. This is our ethos, too – MotoGP is the pinnacle of two wheels, and our sport drives innovation from the top. Working with PETRONAS, we’re confident Moto2™ and Moto3™ will continue to do just that from 2024 onwards.”
During the development phase, the PETRONAS Primax Pro-Race M2 fuel underwent rigorous engine performance testing with key manufacturers and selected teams within Moto2TM, Moto3TM and World Superbike.