FIA European Rally Championship chooses P1 Racing Fuels as official fuels partner and announces new P1 Racing Fuels Podium Challenge
Nyíregyháza (Hungary), 10 November, 2019 – P1 Racing Fuels has signed a new partnership agreement with FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) promoter Eurosport Events to become the ERC’s Official Fuels Partner for the next three seasons.
As part of the new agreement, the specialist in high-performance fuels will offer high-quality fuels and service from their dedicated area within the refuel zone at all ERC rounds from 2020 through to 2022.
Founded in Ireland and based in Germany, P1 Racing Fuels combines a deep heritage in motorsport with extensive technical expertise in fuels technology and innovation. Its portfolio includes a range of bespoke race formulations designed specifically for a variety of racing formats. This includes P1 XR5, a high-end racing fuel designed and tested on special stages with leading automotive OEMs to deliver maximum performance and power output for Rally2 (formerly R5) cars, which will be made available to all competitors across the ERC1 and ERC2 divisions.
The partnership will also result in the launch of a new P1 Racing Fuels Podium Challenge, which will be run for the first time at the 2019 ERC season finale, Rally Hungary. The all-new challenge will reward the top three finishes at every ERC1 and ERC2 event with fuel vouchers that can be exchanged for P1 XR5 race fuel at subsequent events, helping drivers to further reduce the cost of competing. Across both categories, winning drivers will be entitled to 150 litres of fuel, while second and third placed drivers will receive 100L and 50L of the product respectively. Full challenge details will be made available online at www.fiaerc.com, the ERC’s official website.
“We are very excited to come on board as the Official Fuels Partner of the FIA European Rally Championship, and to bring the P1 Racing Fuels Podium Challenge to competitors across the continent for the first time. P1 Racing Fuels are hugely invested in the world of motorsport and rallying, having supported some of the sport’s most prominent drivers throughout their careers.
“This partnership underscores our commitment to providing superior products and top-quality services, and value-added initiatives to support the sport and its growth,” said Martin Popilka, CEO of P1 Racing Fuels.
“The partnership with P1 Racing Fuels will allow all competitors in the field to benefit from a high-quality product and service provided by a company with a proven track record in motorsport. The P1 Racing Fuels Podium Challenge will take this yet further by offering drivers and teams further opportunities to improve performance and competitiveness, while reducing cost,” added Jean-Baptiste Ley, Coordinator and Manager of the ERC.
About P1 Racing Fuels
P1 Racing Fuels is a global specialist in the formulation, production and on-site delivery of high-quality racing fuels across multiple motorsport series. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, the company brings together over three decades of experience in motorsport with highly sophisticated R&D and technical expertise, to create gasoline and diesel racing formulations that help give customer teams and drivers the edge on track. The P1 Racing Fuels portfolio includes over a dozen bespoke racing formulations specially designed to match the unique requirements of different racing disciplines – from rallying, to GT racing, to two-wheelers. Created in close collaboration with the world’s leading auto manufacturers and OEMs such as Volkswagen and Hyundai, P1 Racing Fuels products are the fuel of choice for numerous top competitors and teams across the FIA World Rallycross Championship, FIA European Rally Championship, ARX Rallycross, TitansRX, Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia, and World Superbike Championship. For more information, visit www.p1fuels.com.