Team Punto wins class in Adelaide
- 4th June 2009, 10:36am
Championing environmentally friendly racing, team driver Phil Buggee said he was ecstatic with winning the inaugural class and finishing 11th outright in a starting field of 59.
â€œComing to Adelaide, we thought that weâ€™d be very competitive following our Targa Tasmania diesel class win and 3rd place in the 2WD Showroom class,â€ Mr Buggee said.
â€œTo finish 11th out of 59, against Ferraris, Porches and Subaru WRXs, in our fuel efficient 1.9L turbo diesel Fiat Punto, using only 55 litres of BioMaxâ„¢ B20 biodiesel for the 650km event, is a great environmental and racing result,â€ he said.
Phil also believes that there is huge scope for alternative fuel powered vehicles to compete in Australian tarmac rally events.
â€œWith our recent success at Targa Tasmania and now in Adelaide, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if the category attracted more competitors,â€ he said
BioMaxâ„¢ B20 is a blend of 20 per cent biodiesel mixed with mineral diesel that reduces CO2 emissions by 15 per cent. It also exceeds the Australian diesel fuel standard under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.
Made by Smorgon Fuels, BioMaxâ„¢ biodiesel is a renewable fuel predominantly made from used cooking oil, along with animal fats (tallow) and canola oil.
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