Wed 06 Sep 2023

Montalegre and Höljes take next step in ‘race we all have to win’

Montalegre and Höljes have become the first rallycross circuits in the world to achieve FIA 3* Environmental Accreditation, as World RX and all of its stakeholders strive for an ever-more sustainable future in ‘the race we all have to win’.

Montalegre and Höljes have become the first rallycross circuits in the world to achieve FIA 3* Environmental Accreditation, as the FIA World Rallycross Championship and all of its stakeholders strive for an ever-more sustainable future in ‘the race we all have to win’.


Montalegre staged the World RX curtain-raiser back in June, with Höljes playing host to the legendary ‘Magic Weekend’ a month later. Both attained FIA 2* Environmental Accreditation last season, before their efforts resulted in them being awarded the highest level of environmental certification from motorsport’s international governing body this year.


In Portugal, the organisation run by the Municipality of Montalegre and the Clube Automóvel de Vila Real reinforced its commitment to environmental responsibility, implementing an even more rigorous and comprehensive environmental management system for 2023 aimed at reducing the ecological footprint of the event at the popular Barrosão circuit.


This included measures such as the collection, separation and disposal of waste produced over the race weekend, the efficient use of water, the use of non-potable water to irrigate the track, the reduction of plastic and paper as well as the use and promotion of electric or hybrid vehicles by the organisation and fans attending the circuit.


“This is an important moment for us and something that should make all barrosões proud,” acknowledged Montalegre Mayor, Fátima Fernandes. “We are a world agricultural heritage site, a territory with a unique nature, and these large organisations must make a real effort to minimise their ecological footprint. I would even say that this is the race we all have to win!


“We had another great weekend promoting the region of Barroso and the country, and this recognition from the FIA ​​puts us on a level of excellence. We will certainly continue with this policy in 2024.”


Montalegre and Höljes join Hansen World RX Team in having achieved FIA 3* Environmental Accreditation. Rallycross Promoter is continuously working with circuits, teams and suppliers towards the same goal by supporting the improvement of their environmental management systems and adopting best sustainability practices.

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