BTCC is committed to a more sustainable fuel
THE British Touring Car Championship is committed to using a more sustainable fuel from the 2022 season.
The new fuel, selected following a call for tenders for the period 2022-2026, is called Hiperflo R20. It contains a total of 20% renewable components, including 15% second-generation ethanol and 5% renewable hydrocarbons. It is considerably more durable than the one that was recently introduced in UK service stations (E10).
According to the manufacturer’s calculations, this will result in an approximately 18% reduction in greenhouse gases compared to current pump fuel, significantly reducing the fuel’s impact on the environment.
The successful tender was submitted by Haltermann Carless, which has supplied the unbranded TOCA test fuel to the BTCC for approximately 26 years.
A small batch of this new fuel was recently produced and distributed to all current BTCC engine builders, as well as the BTCC fuel system supplier ATL, for testing and testing. All tests and reviews of the new fuel have given excellent results with no negative effects recorded on engine performance or the fuel system.
The new fuel will be manufactured for the BTCC by Haltermann Carless at its refinery in Harwich, Essex, UK and distributed directly to teams at each event by Vital Equipment Ltd.
The introduction of the new fuel next season will also coincide with the start of the hybrid era of the BTCC, as the series continues to lead the way in British motorsport when it comes to sustainable technology.
Alan Gow, Managing Director of the BTCC, said: “As the first motorsport series in the UK, it is right that the BTCC continues to follow a more sustainable path. “
Mike Jardine, Haltermann Carless Racing Fuels Division, said: “This is an exciting time for our company as we work hard on the development and implementation of renewable and sustainable fuels in all areas of our business. Delivering our fuels to the pinnacle of British motorsport only adds to the credibility, pedigree and innovative nature of our products.