The organisers of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport have announced that all 22 national teams competing in the event in New Zealand next weekend will take to the track with bio-fuel in their tanks.

The introduction of the 30 per cent bio-ethanol fuel mix was due to have taken place at the start of the season back in September, but the change over was delayed due to concerns about performance.

A1GP's chief executive officer, Pete da Silva however believes that the wait has only made the switch more exciting.

"Through our THINK Greener Racing initiative we're committed to leading a revolution that helps the planet and safeguards the future of our sport," he stated.

"The number one priority is to produce a cutting edge series, but we firmly believe we can deliver exciting racing while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment."

The E10 fuel mix produces less harmful particulate matter than conventional fuels and will reduce CO2 emissions, according to the organisers, by 21 per cent per car based on a wheel to wheel calculation.

 

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