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Wed 24 Apr 2024

Rallycross Promoter launches Sustainability Roadbook

Rallycross Promoter has today unveiled its Sustainability Roadbook, providing clear frameworks and guidance for the sustainable future of the championships under its direction.

The Sustainability Roadbook sets in place action points for Rallycross Promoter’s sustainability operations and goals in the short, medium and long-term, as well as highlighting the action points already taken. All actions will be implemented and aligned with the environmental strategy of the FIA – international motorsport’s governing body.


The Roadbook outlines separate ambitions and guidelines for both the FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championship.


Rallycross Promoter’s sustainability charter and roadbook fall under ‘Beyond Rally’, the entity’s overarching platform for all sustainability initiatives surrounding the Promoter, its championships and the wider scope of stakeholders.


World RX’s journey to a more sustainable future is an ongoing process. In 2022, the series introduced electric cars into its top category for the first time, as Volvo Construction Equipment simultaneously came on-board as ‘Official Track Building Partner’. Aligned with Volvo CE’s ambition to achieve a fully electric line-up by 2030, the dual-surface World RX circuits provide an ideal testing ground for the advancement of electric construction machinery.


Last year, Rallycross Promoter was awarded three-star Environmental Accreditation – the highest within the FIA framework. Some of the championship’s teams and events have similarly attained three-star status, with others working hard towards the same mandated objective. In 2024, World RX’s electric cars will be joined on the grid by sustainably-fuelled combustion counterparts, heralding the beginning of the eagerly-anticipated ‘Battle of Technologies’.


On the occasion of the launch, Rallycross Promoter’s Head of Sustainability, Santiago Peña Gomez said: “The Roadbook is our manifesto to guide and position our championships as a driving force for sustainable progress. It reflects the vision and collective will of our stakeholders to steer rallying and rallycross towards a resilient and socially responsible future, recognising the challenges ahead and levering our innovative spirit to achieve long-term transformation.”


Peña Gomez will present the Roadbook later today at KiaOval London as part of SportsPro Live. A more in-depth dissection of the Promoter’s sustainability journey will take place on 9 May at the Beyond Rally Forum, an FIA Sustainable Innovation series event in Porto, Portugal. For more information on the Beyond Rally platform, click here.

Download Sustainability Roadbook