The AM Phillip Trucktech Snowman Rally will be the first Scottish Rally Championship event in 2022 to take steps to minimize its carbon footprint through certified carbon offset projects.
Carbon Positive Motorsport was launched last year and has provided equalization for competitors at all levels of the sport, including current British Rally Champion Matt Edwards, former Scottish Rally Champion Jock Armstrong and 2021 Scottish Ladies Rally Champion Ashleigh Morris .
The company that provides carbon offsetting for motorsport events, teams, participants and spectators will provide positive level carbon offsetting for all rally organization vehicles at the event itself.
In the future, this level of compensation will provide 25 percent more CO2 compensation than is generated today by the fuel consumption associated with their participation.
Snowman Rally Course Officer Andy Jardine said: “Rallies need to move with the times and expect their green credentials to be challenged as the world grapples with climate change.
“By the time electric vehicles are commonplace in motorsport, we have to accept that the best option available is to offset the fossil fuel. “This year is our first step on this journey of rebalancing and we look forward to working with Carbon Positive Motorsport to make a difference.”
Paul Glass, Director of Carbon Positive Motorsport and a former Snowman Rally competitor, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s event and live up to our goal of helping make motorsport sustainable for generations to come.
“Wherever possible we work in partnership with an event, using local rewilding-based offset projects rather than foreign schemes. Such quality of projects creates greater environmental benefits than offsetting alone. I am delighted that we will support the Snowman Rally with forest carbon certified projects at Loch Ness.”
The snowman rally will take place on Saturday, March 5th.
The start and finish line has been moved from Inverness to the Muir of Ord Showground to accommodate all Covid restrictions.
The drivers’ regrouping will return to Dingwall town center following their success in 2020 and will take place halfway through the rally.