With the aim of bringing renewable fuels closer to everyday life and demonstrating that they are already a reality, Marc Márquez drove a Honda Civic TypeR powered by 100% renewable fuel in Madrid. During his trip, the Repsol Honda rider made various stops to invite passers-by to get into the car to talk renewable fuels and more.
The journey took in the main sights of the Spanish capital, such as Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza de Colón, Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza de Cibeles and the Santiago Bernabéu.
Márquez began the day at the service station that the multi-energy company has in Mercamadrid, one of the first in Spain to supply 100% renewable fuel. In addition to talking about renewable fuels and their imminent implementation in the 2024 MotoGP World Championship, with a fuel at least 40% non-fossil origin, he also chatted about his training.
Márquez is playing a fundamental role for Repsol Honda in the development of renewable fuel for MotoGP. A few months ago, he carried out the first test with this new fuel on a Honda RC213V-S at the Jarama circuit, where he completed 12 laps and was able to share his opinion with the Repsol engineers.
Repsol have also reached agreements to supply renewable fuel to the French Formula 4 series, the only single-seater competition in the world that uses 100% renewable fuel. In the Dakar Rally, together with Isidre Esteve they managed to complete the toughest contest of its kind with 75% renewable fuel.
Recently the multi-energy company have also announced the renewal of their agreement with SailGP, where they supply renewable fuel to all the support vessels that will participate in the Spanish GP, which will be held in the Bay of Cádiz. Renewable fuels are one of the main cornerstones of Repsol’s strategy to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport and achieve their goal of becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050. These liquid fuels are manufactured with alternative renewable raw materials, such as used cooking oil, waste from the agriculture and forestry sector, and animal fats. The main advantage of their use is that they can be used in current vehicles without the need to make modifications to the engines or existing distribution and refueling infrastructures. In addition, they represent a real alternative already available to decarbonise mobility, along with electrification and hydrogen.