THE FRENCH MOTOR SPORT FEDERATION (FFSA) AND THE FRENCH MOTORCYCLING FEDERATION (FFM) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR COLLABORATION IN ORDER TO BUILD A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY COMPATIBLE WITH A 2050 CARBON NEUTRALITY OBJECTIVE.
Under the leadership of their Respective President, Nicolas Deschaux and Sébastien Poirierthem two federations launched for this purpose the 1st environmental barometer of motorsports supplemented by a study ofeconomic and social impact in the extension of 1st act carried out in 2019. Led by the EY cabinet (Ernst & Young) with key industry players (clubs, circuits, teams and licensees), this study aims toevaluate its economic weight and estimate its environmental impact.
At the stage ofEuropean Union who is committed to adopting the carbon neutral by 2050the FFSA and the FFM position themselves in a simplified way in the same process. Motivated by common valuesbut also by identical issues, it was natural for the two bodies to pool their skills. The ecological transition being today a existential subject for the practice and actors of motor sports.
This 1st environmental barometer of the Motorsport sector will therefore have a crucial resonance. In addition to precisely defining thecarbon impact of these activities, it must identify all the existing levers to move towards a real ecological transition of motorsports and determine the roadmap that will allow the FFSA and at the FFM to pragmatically commit to the goal of carbon neutrality. Since their creation, the motor sports have always been a real technological innovation laboratory which have allowed great progress in our daily mobility. They can therefore be a major player in the environmental revolution. This barometer will ultimately drive an ambitious policy, shared by all players in the sector.
Begun a few weeks ago, the study is already a success. The survey, which was sent out to players in the sector and personalities from the motor sports, has a high response rate. Enough to ensure, if necessary, the will and the determination of a community of enthusiasts to mobilize for a civic cause.
The results of this study will be presented in March 2023 in Paris.
Nicolas Deschaux, President of the French Motor Sport Federation: “ I am delighted to strengthen the collaboration between our federation and the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) because we are united by a set of common values and principles. Thank you to our players, who are also already committed to reducing the environmental footprint of motorsports, for their contribution to the production of this first barometer of our sector. It will be our course to follow in view of the 2050 carbon neutrality objective.”
Sébastien Poirier, President of the French Motorcycling Federation: “ This first environmental barometer is decisive for the motorsport sector. It will engage us in responsibility and in a pragmatic way to strive for the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050. It seemed natural to us to pool our skills to work on this existential subject for our two Federations in the image of the economic impact study carried out in 2019. This allowed us to establish our position vis-à-vis the public authorities in particular. »