These Protocols can be used for all forms of motorsports; however, only certain combinations of Green Racing Elements will result in motorsport competitions that are recognized as Green Racing events. As new information, fuels and technologies emerge, addendums or new protocols will be developed.
The SAE International (SAE) Motorsports Engineering Activity is also an invaluable source of reference materials and ongoing technical advice providing access to the constantly evolving set of best safety and operational practices for current and emerging technologies. This is especially true with regard to high voltage safety and the adoption of other advanced propulsion and fuel system technologies.
Earlier in its history, motorsport produced numerous innovations in performance, durability, and safety that were very often transferred to mass produced vehicles for road use. The Green Racing Protocols establish guidelines based on sound engineering and environmental principles to enable motorsport competition to again develop technologies and fuels that respond to current and future needs for road vehicles. By adopting Green Racing Elements from these Protocols, racing sanctioning bodies can at once enhance and provide a sustainable future for motorsport. Racing continues to serve as an excellent forum to demonstrate to the public that the advanced technologies and fuels embodied in Green Racing Elements are viable today, and foreshadow what will soon appear in their driveways. Furthermore, adopting Green Racing Elements can lead to more competitive and exciting racing, further strengthening the sport.
Green Racing’s definition, mission, best implementation practices, and suggested awards are recommended to motorsports sanctioning bodies in these Protocols. It will become a Recommended Practice for all motorsports worldwide.