The Mini Spares Fastest Mini in the World race is in its 29th year after its first race in 1994 which was held at Silverstone. Over the 29 years the race has grown in popularity and reaches a worldwide audience through live streaming and social media channels. This year’s race is being held at Brands Hatch on the 6th August as part of the Mini Festival.
As a race they are keen to be inclusive, progressive with always an ambition to innovate. For this year’s race the grid will be running on SUSTAIN Classic fuel. This is a great step to take at a club race level and deliver a ~50% reduction in carbon emissions compared to fossil fuel – great for the worldwide environment which truly underpins the integrity of the race to a worldwide audience.
Coryton has produced a range of sustainable fuels under the SUSTAIN Classic banner, with up to 80% sustainable content. The specific fuel being used across all the classes of cars in the race is SUSTAIN Classic Racing 50. This is a 102 RON fuel that is tailored for superior performance, contains 50% sustainable content and has less than 1% ethanol, as it looks after the car and environment without compromising on power.
FMitW Race Director Nigel Death said “We’re delighted to be using the SUSTAIN Classic Racing 50 fuel. This is such a fanastic and sustainable motorsport advert coming from a club racing level to a worldwide audience. It is now clear there is a choice to use sustainable petrol that outperforms even fossil fuels. This takes the sustainability of a classic racing to a whole new level and things will only improve as more people get behind the concept.”
The Minis on the grid are all exceptional cars with fantastic levels of motorsport engineering. There’s a class for everyone, which supports the race objective of being inclusive and delivering driver and spectator enjoyment. The race itself has four classes and hosts a wide range power units ranging from : A Series 5, 7 & 8 ports, A Series 5 Plus, Vauxhall 16v, Ford Vtech (BDA), Suziki Hiyabusa, Kawasaki, Powertech V8 and not forgetting the addition of Turbos and Superchargers. In summary it demonstrates that Sustain Racing 50 can be used across a wide range of classic racing power units.
David Richardson Business Development Director at Coryton, the company behind the fuel, added “It’s great to be be working with such a popular and exciting race. Our innovative fuel offers exceptional environmental benefits without compromising on power and hopefully it demonstrates that any classic racing car can effortlessly switch to a version of the SUSTAIN Classic car fuel with no modifications required. We use cutting-edge technologies and our vast experience in the fuel sector, to produce fuels that can start to reduce our emissions in a meaningful way. Right now, any reduction we can make in greenhouse gas emissions is a positive thing. And we are ready and able to scale up this process as more organisations and forward-thinking events such as this get behind the idea.”