What is the DEKRA Green Racing Award?
The DEKRA Green Racing Award is:
Presented to the most environmentally clean, fast, and efficient GT Le Mans (GTLM) competitor in each WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race
Proudly sponsored by DEKRA, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)’s Official Technical Partner and a leader in automotive emissions and safety testing and sustainability
A centerpiece of the Green Racing partnership between IMSA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
What It Means To Be Green
All of the GTLM class teams competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship must utilize alternative fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel. These alternative fuels are relevant to the world’s automotive manufacturers and energy companies as they develop transportation solutions for the future that are sustainable and have a low environmental impact.
How It Works
The Green scores are calculated each lap of the race from data provided by the timing and scoring system plus the observed energy consumption – or fuel used – of each car from refueling tank sensors.
- The score for “clean” is based on a rating of each car’s environmental impact determined by adding together the greenhouse gases emitted and non-renewable energy (petroleum consumed) by each car during the race.
- “Fast” describes the average on-track speed of each car compared to the leader (recalculated for every lap) in kilometers per hour.
- “Efficiency” is measured by how well each car used the energy it consumed based on the car’s observed fuel consumption and performance, corrected to the performance profile and weight of the leader.