Truck racing drives change both on- and off-track

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Whether its increasing its focus on sustainability or raising awareness for mental health issues the 2024 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) is a force for good. 

Fuel card and fleet management solutions provider Silvey Fleet and fuel supplier BWOC have been appointed as sustainability partners of the heavyweight series and they are sole suppliers of Renewable Diesel (HVO) for race events over the course of the season. 

Made from 100 per cent renewable and sustainable feedstocks, HVO can achieve a net 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It is a safe and easy drop-in alternative that can be used in place of conventional diesel without the need to make any engine modifications. 

“Partnering with the BTRC is an exciting opportunity for Silvey Fleet, allowing us to demonstrate our commitment to offering customers sustainable solutions, and play our part in shaping the energy transition,” said Miriam James, Managing Director of Silvey Fleet. 

Amy Jones, Managing Director of BWOC added: “We want to help customers decarbonise by offering innovative fuel solutions that can help reduce their CO2 emissions. 

“Supplying Renewable Diesel (HVO) to the BTRC is helping ensure the organisation meets its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and enhances the positive impact racing can have on the world.” 

As one of the UK’s most popular motorsport championships, the BTRC also uses its platform to make a difference away from the racing, and this year it has partnered with men’s mental health charity MANUP? to raise both funds and awareness, on and off the track. 

Started in 2019, MANUP? exists to raise awareness about mental health among men, specifically breaking the stigma that surrounds the subject by encouraging openness. 

A key objective of the charity is to promote the conversation – something that the championship is helping to do – and over the course of the season a wide range of fundraising initiatives have been taking place. 

“As part of my commitment to breaking the stigma around men’s mental health, I’m proud to be partnering with the British Truck Racing Championship,” said Dan Somers, MANUP? Chief Executive and Founder. 

“At MANUP?, we reach men where they are, and BTRC offers a unique opportunity to amplify this message. We are driving a crucial conversation that illustrates mental health awareness has no boundaries.” 

Following the opening two rounds at Brands Hatch and Pembrey, the BTRC is next in action at Thruxton on 6-7 July followed by further meetings at Donington Park, Snetterton and Le Mans before a return to Brands Hatch for the season finale – and fireworks – at Brands Hatch at the start of November.