Back to the future… Sustainable fuels at Carlisle Stages Rally

Friday 20 October 2023

Tony Jardine is well known in motorsport circles for his many attributes: F1 pundit; PR specialist; after dinner raconteur… and now you can add ‘pioneer’ to that list.

This weekend, Jardine will be teaming up with former M-Sport WRC Coordinator Iain Tullie to contest the Carlisle Stages Rally (20-21 October) as the only crew in the packed 130-car entry running on innovative bio-fuel.

The pair will joining forces in a venerable 50-year-old Chrysler Avenger to showcase sustainable fuels industry leader Coryton’s trailblazing SUSTAIN Classic brand developed specifically for historic competition cars.

Jardine was so impressed when he first put SUSTAIN Classic biofuel through its considerable paces on the recent Trackrod Rally that he now plans to continue his flag-waving activities on next month’s epic Roger Albert Clark Rally (RAC). Like several others – including multiple WRC winner Kris Meeke – Tony is using this weekend’s action, set in the fearsome Kielder Forest, as the perfect final warm-up for what’s now the largest rally in the UK.

“The test run on the Trackrod with SUSTAIN Classic fuel was incredible, not just because of the smooth-running engine, with maximum power without any adjustments to the engine whatsoever, but also because we had better fuel consumption!” grinned Tony. “I’m so glad Coryton has given us the green light for the full programme starting with SUSTAIN Classic at the Carlisle Rally Stages – this event being another first for Coryton since the launch of SUSTAIN Classic just four months ago.”

David Richardson, Business Development Director at Coryton Fuels is thrilled to see Jardine and Tullie maximising all his skills to promote all that the new biofuel has to offer. “In a first for me,” he admitted. “I’m thrilled to be supporting Tony driving his 1973 Chrysler Avenger at the Carlisle Stages, which will be running on SUSTAIN Classic sustainable fuel. It’s vital that we showcase how sustainable fuel can help secure the future of motorsport.

“Activity such as this raises awareness of the role it can play to help keep these historic vehicles running for decades to come. The Carlisle Stages are a fantastic build up to the Roger Albert Clark later in November, where not only will Tony be rallying sustainably, but the support vehicles will also be powered by our revolutionary sustainable fuels.”