Some of you may have noticed that despite being "green," I'm a pretty big motorsports fan, so when drivers like Fiona Leggate, Colin Turkington, Rob Collard and Jason Hughes take to the track on eco-friendly fuel, I get pretty excited. Unfortunately, the latest news on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) circuit is that Fiona Leggate is dropping out of the 2006 season with just two races left due to budget problems.
Ethanol membership in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is now up to four. Team RAC recently announced that they'll be running the MG ZS cars of drivers Colin Turkington and Rob Collard on the E85 mixture for the 22 round at Knockhill. Jason Hughes of Kartworld Racing also running an MG ZS made the move to ethanol for on the 16th round.
There's a great article up on the Energy Efficiency Motorsport (EEMS) website about the use of bioethanol in racing. John Coxon, the author, delves into some history, some basic facts about bioethanol's make-up and production processes, as well as some of the difficulties faced by racers who use it.