Grand Mountain Prize of Austria – rechberg race
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, will be breaking new ground from 2023:
A newly founded organizing committee around the three shareholders, Peter Eibisberger, Christian Ferstl and Mario Klammer has taken over the responsibility and has set itself a remarkable goal in addition to an extensive professionalization of the event itself:
Together with the AMF (Austrian Motorsport Federation – the national representative organization of the world sports federation FIA), the Austrian Mountain Grand Prix is run as a pilot project on the subject of “sustainability in grassroots motorsport”:
We want and have to evaluate the event in terms of climate protection, develop and implement possibilities for CO22 – reduction – so that we can continue to pursue our passion, mountain racing, in 10 years and beyond with a clear conscience,” say Werner Faustmann and Ewald-Marco Münzer, who are part of the organizing committee as sustainability officers.
In line with this objective, work is underway on a master plan with the goal of “net zero 2025”; in the 2023 staging year, the focus will be on the following areas:
- Comprehensive data collection in order to be able to evaluate the event afterwards according to the Accounting and Reporting Standards of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
- Bewusstseinsbildung durch bzw. über Leuchtturmprojekte mit direkter CO₂ – Einsparung, dazu sind geplant
- 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
- Motivation of the spectators to increasingly rely on carpooling when traveling to the event
- Intensification of the offer of public transport for the spectators
The Grand Hill Climb of Austria thus takes a leading role in Europe in the segment of mass motor sports, the knowledge gained, evaluations and successes are transferred on the part of the AMF into an event guide. This guide, in turn, is intended to help organizers of similar, national events to force a multiplication of the individual building blocks.
Rethinking motorsport – the rechberg race, from the year 2023 not only, but especially in terms of sustainability.
Let’s go for it.
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