Sustainability rechberg race 2023

Sustainability analysis 2023 and measure 2024

The Rechberg thinks and acts sustainably!
The 2023 event was evaluated by a team of sustainability experts, an analysis was prepared and a corresponding report was established.
Based on the analysis and in cooperation with the Austrian Motorsport Federation (AMF), environmental protection ideas are promoted as extensively as possible in the long term and appropriate measures are implemented.

The Rechberg Race, which has been held on the Rechberg in the Almenland region since 1972 and is one of the most important motorsport events in Austria, has been breaking new ground since 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.
Together with the AMF, the Austrian Grand Prix is being run as a pilot project on the subject of “sustainable motorsport”.

The event was evaluated in detail in terms of climate protection, and the following findings are summarized in a multi-page report:

  • The total greenhouse gas emissions of the event amount to approx. 608 tons of CO2e; this corresponds to the average annual emissions of around 68 Austrian inhabitants
  • With approx. 10.6 tons of CO2e, “active racing” contributes only insignificantly (< 2%) to the total greenhouse gas emissions of the event
  • The largest single share, approx. 64% or 384 tons of CO2e, is accounted for by spectator travel and catering, whereby the average CO2e footprint of 27.7 kg is only approx. 10% above the daily average value in Austria (overnight stays and catering for spectators are only taken into account as part of the event and not over the entire day; overall, a spectator on race day has a higher footprint than the annual average).
  • The remaining approx. 214 tons of CO2e are attributable to the logistics of employees and participants


Based on this analysis, the organizing committee will take a first step towards active CO2 binding in 2024:

  1. The aim is to bind the direct emissions from “active racing operations” through a regional tree planting campaign. The organizing committee will purchase or provide 1,000 seedlings for various trees (larch, fir, beech, etc. as recommended by the Chamber of Forestry) and distribute them to private individuals from the “Rechberg” catchment area and the municipalities of Fladnitz a.d. Teichalm and Semriach. The CO2e emissions of approx. 10.6 tons of CO2e per year that are attributed to “active racing operations” are bound by this.

Let’s go for it.

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