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Given their shared love for – and expertise in – motor racing, as well as a strong mutual attachment to certain values, especially those related to the energy transition, it is hardly surprising that TotalEnergies and worldwide GT racing specialist SRO Motorsports Group reached an agreement to join forces and combine their skills. As part of both entities’ efforts to decarbonise motorsport, this partnership covers the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS and the renowned Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa Powered by TotalEnergies, with the French energy specialist supplying Excellium Racing 100, the state-of-the-art, fully-sustainable biofuel. This highly-innovative product will also be used in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia series.

The partnership equally covers the Fanatec GT2 European Series and the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club, as well as the French FFSA GT championship.

SRO Motorsports Group: The pinnacle of GT racing

Founded in the early 1990s by Stéphane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group has over time established itself as the market leader in the organisation of GT racing series. Occasionally visionary and often ahead of the curve as regards changes in technical regulations and crew categories, SRO Motorsports Group has forged many successful partnerships in the sport in the last few years. The group has evolved to adapt its offer in order to meet different requirements, whilst extending and diversifying its portfolio of events. Its series are now inter-continental, regional and national in scope, each complementing each other and providing a host of prestigious manufacturers, accompanied by both professional and gentlemen drivers, with the perfect setting to show off their beautiful, FIA-approved GT2, GT3 and GT4 race cars.

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and Asia Powered by AWS series are undoubtedly the flagship events run by SRO Motorsports Group. Featuring a mix of one-hour Sprint races and Endurance races lasting three hours, these championships serve up consistently-strong line-ups and deliver high-quality action. And the races are also held at some of the best racetracks in Europe (Paul-Ricard, Brands Hatch, Misano, Hockenheim, Nürburgring, Magny-Cours, Monza, Barcelona and Jeddah) and Asia (Sepang, Fuji, Suzuka, Shanghai, etc.). The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe even offers GT racing’s top drivers a 24-hour sprint on the iconic “roller-coaster of the Ardennes” at the Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa, of which TotalEnergies is a long-standing partner. An equally positive assessment may be made of the Fanatec GT2 European Series and the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club, where the majority of the races are held as part of Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS events, and the French FFSA GT championship, which is contested on France’s best race tracks (Nogaro, Lédenon, Magny-Cours, Dijon-Prenois, Paul-Ricard).

Excellium Racing 100: Certified fully-sustainable biofuel

For TotalEnergies, track racing provides perfect open-air testing conditions and is an essential driver of innovation, because the extreme pressures and constraints at these events push us to develop increasingly efficient fuels, underpinned by technology that may one day find its way into production models. The company is determined to be aligned with the current preoccupations of manufacturers and drivers, both female and male: consume less and reduce your ecological footprint.

Excellium Racing 100 fuel – introduced in 2024 in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and Asia Powered by AWS – meets these requirements by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Excellium Racing 100 was born out of a determination to combine performance and efficiency. This certified* fully-sustainable biofuel was introduced for the first time in the FIA World Endurance Championship in March 2022 at the opening round of the season, the 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA). Designed and produced by TotalEnergies, Excellium Racing 100 is made using bioethanol, itself derived from wine residues from the French agricultural industry.

Given that it is made exclusively from natural sources, Excellium Racing 100 helps to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicles on track by at least 65%**. Thanks to the expertise of our engineers, Excellium Racing 100 reflects the shared values of TotalEnergies and SRO Motorsports Group: this truly-innovative product is helping to deliver the two entities’ determined drive to decarbonise motorsport. It also reflects TotalEnergies’ pioneering spirit and its appetite for performance.

(*) Excellium Racing 100 is certified as fully sustainable according to the International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) mass balance system.

(**) In line with the methodology set out in the revised EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) published in 2018/2021, Excellium Racing 100 reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 65% compared to its fossil fuel equivalent.