Teams will be required to use fuels that are at least 40% non-fossil origin from 2024 before they become entirely fossil-free from 2027.
“This will allow the MotoGP championships to be leaders in this relationship revolution for sustainability,” said Viegas. “Even if the racing is really very small part of the emissions, we must be the leaders of this change. We must show the way to everybody.”
There was no news on the carbon emissions associated with transporting the paddock around the world.
Formula 1 has indicated that it is looking to follow a similar path to MotoGP, using synthetic fuels in combustion engines to preserve the noise and character of its existing cars, while chasing a carbon neutral future.
MotoGP’s announcement did not mention the MotoE championship and its future is uncertain beyond 2023. However, the continued development of electric road bikes is likely to support a fully electric two-wheeled series.