DUBAI: The Dakar Rally is only three days into its dramatic 8,375-km, two-week journey across Saudi Arabia, but already the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team is creating sustainable motorsport history.
BRX is the first top Dakar team to run on next generation advanced sustainable fuel.
On yesterday’s 333-km stage, the team’s three Prodrive Hunter cars saved over two tonnes of CO2 emissions by running the Prodrive EcoPower sustainable fuel that is created from agricultural waste material.
It reduces carbon emissions by 80 per cent compared to petrol.
By using the fuel on the world’s most demanding motor race, BRX aims to demonstrate that such fuels can be used as an alternative to petrol and diesel in road transport, and immediately make a contribution to fighting climate change.
BRX is a partnership between world-leading motorsport business, Prodrive and Bahrain.
New Dakar regulations will ensure both cars and the event become carbon neutral.
BRX is leading the way with its sustainable fuel initiative, with plans to develop hybrid technologies and efuels using carbon capture, as well as hydrogen fuel cells