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VP Racing And IMSA Collaborate On New Renewable Fuel For 2023 Season

VP Racing Fuels as they set up to provide the liquid energy used to move racing platforms around the famed track at Daytona during the Rolex 24. Image Credit: VP Racing Fuels (2021)

VP Racing And IMSA Collaborate On New Renewable Fuel For 2023 Season
James McVey – International Sales Manager and Sales Consultant at VP Racing Fuels – San Antonio, TX

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, officially announces that their newly engineered R80 renewable fuel is now powering IMSA’s GTP class throughout the 2023 season, starting at the Rolex 24 in Daytona last month.

“VP Racing is excited to be the official fuel for the new IMSA GTP class with our new R80 renewable fuel,” said Bruce Hendel, Senior Vice President – Global Sales for VP. “We worked closely with IMSA and the OEMs to develop and deliver a new 80% renewable fuel, and now it is racetrack proven.” continued Hendel. “With over 80 specially engineered fuels, VP continues to be at the forefront of performance and race fuel development, now and for the future.”

GTP/LMDh Class field is filled with cars produced by four manufacturers. From left to right – ACURA ARX-06 LMDh – Wayne
Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport, Cadillac V-LMDh – Action Express Racing, BMW M Hybrid V8 – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
(RLL), Cadillac V-LMDh – Porsche 963 – Porsche Penske Motorsport. Image Credit: IMSA (2023)

Through close collaboration with IMSA and the OEMs, VP Racing engineered R80 specifically for the GTP class to deliver sustainability with performance. To ensure the highest quality components are used, VP globally sourced advanced renewable components used in the R80 formulation. This environmentally friendly, sustainable fuel will help reduce emissions and give the world-class performance expected of a VP fuel. Specific R80 features include …

** A fuel formulated with 64% Gen 2 non-food biomass
** At or more than 55% reduction in CO2 versus previous fuels
** All the performance needed is track-proven at the Rolex 24

R80 did indeed perform and impress the race teams as they experienced this new generation of fuel and racing. “There is a really cool renewable fuel in this car,” said David Salters, President of Honda Performance Development. “It’s great because it’s a new thing. We are cutting edge.”

“Sustainability is one of the pillars of our new GTP class,” said IMSA Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Operations David Pettit. “As our technical team developed plans for the next generation of our top prototype class, it quickly became clear that renewable fuels and hybrid technology were vital to earning commitments from our manufacturers to participate. We are proud to partner with VP Racing on the introduction of R80 and are committed to building toward 100 percent renewable fuel in the future.”

GTP sports cars use a single-source hybrid powertrain and will run exclusively on renewable R80 fuel.

For more information about VP Racing Fuels and its products for racers, enthusiasts, and general consumers, visit

… notes from The EDJE

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