British motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles is working to bring high ethanol content fuels to the Moto2TM World Championship, where it is the engine supplier.
The brand is undertaking a testing programme for sustainable fuels at its global research and development (R&D) facilities in Hinckley, UK. The aim is for Moto2TM to start using E40 fuel by 2024 and ultimately move to E100 by 2027.
Triumph is working in partnership with motorcycle racing championships organiser Dorna on the plans.
Announcing the new sustainable fuels development programme in December, the motorcycle manufacturer said the initiative is part of efforts to reduce emissions. It goes hand-in-hand with developments in electric motorcycle technology, illustrated by its TE-1 prototype.
“Ultimately, our aim is always to take all the learnings we gain from racing to make our road bikes even better, which of course encompasses not just performance but also their impact on the environment,” said chief product officer Steve Sargent.