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Car racing and the environment

Car racing or motorsport is not good to the environment even if you get the best motorcycle oils. This is why it has to be done with utmost preparation and care.

Benefits of car racing

In general: All activities have a purpose. Even racing cars that supposedly drive in circles for no reason. Even if it’s just for entertainment. Quite a few people even earn a lot of money with it. The same can be extended to a lot of other leisure activities and sports.

Environmental hazards that can arise from car racing

  • Noise pollution for humans and animals
  • Emissions from racing cars from engines
  • Emissions from racing vehicles through abrasion (tires, brakes)
  • Fuel consumption of racing vehicles
  • Emissions from infrastructure and logistics (vehicles for catering, spare parts, etc.)
  • Fuel consumption of logistics and infrastructure vehicles
  • Emissions from the arriving audience
  • Fuel consumption of the spectators’ vehicles
  • Expiring operating resources, for example through defect or accident
  • Construction of a racetrack
  • Operation of a racetrack

Local car racing can be emission-free

Locally, the racing cars are emission-free and they also do not produce any noise, which means that races can be carried out more easily in closed city centers. However, emissions are also generated here: through wear and tear on the tires and brakes. Incidentally, the latter is a producer of fine dust, which is suspected to be carcinogenic. However, the exposure is probably not higher in normal stop & go traffic. After all, there are many more vehicles on the road than a few racing cars.

Noise pollution caused by car racing

Nature cannot defend itself against noise. It cannot do that in cities either, it cannot do that with space centers, it cannot do that with airfields, concerts, etc. Human beings now displace nature from their environment. Human dominates his living space and changes it in his favor.

Car racing is not environmentally friendly, even if some people say otherwise. Even more, maximum consumption, hybrid systems, and electric motors do not make a “green” or “clean” racing series.