The Asian Le Mans Series has entered into a multi-year partnership with TotalEnergies to adopt the same sustainable fuel used in other ACO championships, enhancing its commitment to environmental sustainability.

By the Asian Motorsport Team

From the 2024/25 season onwards, all competitors in the Asian Le Mans Series will utilize TotalEnergies Excellium Racing 100, a race fuel produced from biomass waste and residue. The inaugural race under this new partnership will take place in December 2024 at Sepang International Circuit.

This collaboration aligns with the ACO’s “Race to 2030” strategy, which aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The strategy includes a 30% reduction in carbon emissions and the development of a comprehensive carbon offset program.

The upcoming season will see the Asian Le Mans Series use the same fuel as other prestigious events, such as the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Inside TotalEnergies’ Excellium Racing 100 fuel

TotalEnergies Excellium Racing 100 is primarily derived from wine waste and residue, including lees and grape pomace. This innovative fuel meets the stringent requirements of automakers and adheres to the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), reducing CO₂ emissions by at least 65% over its lifecycle. Initially introduced at the FIA World Endurance Championship in March 2022, Excellium Racing 100 has been a critical component in pioneering sustainable racing practices.

Frédéric Lequien, CEO of ALMEM and LMEM, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “TotalEnergies has been a steadfast partner since 2018, enabling us to lead the way in sustainable racing fuel and significantly reducing our carbon footprint. Extending this agreement to the Asian Le Mans Series, alongside other LMEM-organized championships, underscores our commitment to sustainability.”

Pierre-Gautier Caloni, Vice President of the Motorsport Division at TotalEnergies Marketing Services, also highlighted the significance of this collaboration: “We are pleased to expand our supply of Excellium Racing 100 to the Asian Le Mans Series. This partnership reinforces our role as a multi-energy partner and supports LMEM’s ambitious goals to reduce CO² emissions.”

The 2024/25 Asian Le Mans Series will feature six races, with double headers at Sepang International Circuit (6-8 December), Dubai Autodrome (7-9 February), and Yas Marina Circuit (14-16 February)

Header photo credit: TotalEnergies

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