The Rechberg thinks and acts sustainably! A dedicated team of sustainability experts will evaluate the race 2023. In cooperation with the AMF, the environmental idea is promoted and implemented as much as possible in the long term.
The Rechberg Hillclimb, which has been held on the Rechberg in the Almenland region since 1972 and is one of the most important motorsport events in Austria, will break new ground from 2023.
One of them will also put the newly founded organizing committee around the three shareholders, Peter Eibisberger, Christian Ferstl and Mario Klammer on the track of sustainability.
And the team, in addition to making the event more professional, has also set itself a remarkable goal in this important matter:
Together with the AMF (Austrian Motorsport Federation), the Rechberg Hillclimb is being run as a pilot project on the subject of “sustainability in popular motorsport”.
We want and have to evaluate the event in terms of climate protection, develop and implement possibilities for CO22 eduction – so that in 10 years and beyond we can pursue our beloved passion, motorsport, with a clear conscience,” say Werner Faustmann and Ewald-Marco Münzer, who are placed as sustainability officers in the organizing committee.
In line with this objective, a master plan with the goal of “net zero 2025” is being worked on. In the year 2023, the focus will be on the following areas:
- Extensive data collection in order to be able to evaluate the event afterwards in accordance with the Accounting and Reporting Standards of the Greenhouse Gas Protocolby
- Raising awareness through or via lighthouse projects with direct CO2 savings, the following are planned:
- Use of alternative fuels
- Raising awareness by illustrating attractive future technologies
- Intensified use of e-mobility in the organizing committee
- Energy supply of the event by means of CO2 – reduced energy
- Waste sorting initiative
- Motivation of the visitors to rely more on carpooling on arrival
- Intensification of the range of public transport for fans
- Use of alternative fuels
The Rechberg Hillclimb is thus assuming a leading role throughout Europe in the popular motor sport segment. This guide, in turn, is intended to help organizers of similar, national events to force a multiplication of the individual building blocks.
Rethink motorsport – the Rechberg Hillclimb, from 2023 not only, but above all in terms of sustainability. Let’s go for it.
The ultimate hill climb on the Rechberg will be held from April 28 to 30, 2023, as a run for the
FIA European Hillclimb Championship. In addition, other predicates, such as the Austrian Hillclimb Championships, as well as the Slovenian and Slovakian Championships, are extended.