Rally New Zealand has attained the two-star level in the FIA Environmental Accreditation Framework which means the City of Auckland Rally and Battle of Jacks Ridge this November will be the most environmentally friendly motorsport events in the country’s history.
The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme is aimed at helping motor sport stakeholders worldwide to measure and enhance their environmental performance. By introducing clear and consistent environmental management into motorsport, it provides stakeholders with a three-level framework against which to accredit their activities.
Rally New Zealand is committed to improving sustainability across all areas of the business, including running events in an environmentally conscious way
The organisation has an environmental management system in place, with many activities planned for the November events, including a focus on waste minimisation, measuring fuel emissions, and plans underway for a native tree planting project at Jacks Ridge in Whitford.
The November 14-15 weekend of rallying action in and around Auckland is set to be a big hit with fans thanks to the proximity to Auckland, the quality of the field and the spectacular purpose-built super special stage at Jacks Ridge providing high speed and close-up spectating with the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland cityscape as a backdrop.
The City of Auckland Rally will encompass some iconic stages used in previous Rally New Zealand events in and around Auckland before a pass through the Jacks Ridge stage in Whitford to complete the event.
The Battle of Jacks Ridge a day later sees competitors tackle a 2km-long section of Jacks Ridge with a number of spectacular jumps, tight and challenging corners and some high-speed gravel roads. The event will bring out some of New Zealand’s most renowned motorsport personalities and some unique and awesome machinery. Rally New Zealand’s environmental policy and more information can be found on their website www.rallynewzealand.com/sustainability.