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The positive impact of MotoGP™ in Portimao

The positive impact of MotoGP™ in Portimao

On track, each Grand Prix class will use at least 40% sustainable fuel in 2024 as our marathons move to zero carbon fuels. There are also several initiatives away from the race track: MotoGP™ guests receive digital passes instead of physical passes and the scooters on the track are powered by electricity in Europe. Not to mention the imminent return of our parallel path to sustainable innovation when the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship kicks off the season in Portugal.

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For the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal, MotoGP™ and Autodromo Internacional do Algarve are working together to improve their sustainable event management system – with the aim of achieving globally recognized ISO20121 certification* and a zero-carbon energy solution covering all of the GP's energy needs.

Sustainable transportation

45 low-emission shuttle buses chartered by the circuit will connect the nearby city of Portimão to the circuit over the weekend, all running on renewable fuel – as will all the support vehicles used during the Grand Prix. When fans arrive at the site, they can travel to their favorite viewing locations using four electric buses provided by the arena.

Renewable energy

Solar panels supply the media center and track facilities with renewable energy, with the system behind Turn 15 generating up to 250 kilowatts and the new system on the roof generating 1 megawatt. The renewable fuel** used for the required satellite generators will also come from non-fossil sources. This combination creates a carbon-neutral electrical solution that covers all of your event's energy needs.

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Circular economy

In order to achieve the greatest possible circular economy, all weekend waste recycling is certified and there is a special system for collecting and treating the oils. Treating dirty water promotes water conservation as it is reused for green spaces. There will also be an anti-litter team on site in public areas to ensure every spectator has the best weekend possible.

After the weekend, the leftover food goes directly to community members thanks to partnerships with national associations to reduce waste.

The direct economic impact of the event exceeded €45 million in 2023, and is expected to increase this season as MotoGP™ continues to make a positive impact on people, place and planet. Join us on the track or follow us from around the world as MotoGP™ returns to the spectacular Autodromo Internacional do Algarve from March 22-24 for the most sustainable Portuguese Grand Prix yet!

*ISO 20121 is an international standard that defines requirements that help organizations and individuals improve the sustainability of their event activities. It provides a practical tool so that event-related activities, products and services can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.

** Renewable Fuel: 100% renewable diesel is a modern biofuel made from raw materials obtained from waste. Its use guarantees a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by between 75% and 92% (values ​​determined according to the methodology of the 2018/2001 Directive on Promoting the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RED II) compared to the corresponding fossil fuels).