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Bathurst 24 Hours – Formula Green
"Motor racing has been happening for years and years but there has never been a lot of thought about the environment," said David Brabham yesterday.

He and Peter Brock were involved in planting trees (image below, yesterday) as part of the Formula Green program – its aim to plant 4500 trees to eliminate the amount of carbon dioxide produced by competitors, support races and spectators’ vehicles at this weekend’s event.

The concept was started up by PROCAR Chairman and Bathurst 24 Hour founder Ross Palmer, after being urged by Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham (David’s father).

“Jack urged me to come up with a formula for racing to ensure the sport has an ongoing future. It is easier said than done, but after three years of hard work Formula Green is ready to begin,” said Palmer.

Both Peter Brock and David Brabham will be official ambassadors for the Formula Green Foundation, which has joined forces with Greening Australia and Green Fleet. This new organisation is presenting sponsor of this year’s Bathurst 24 Hours.

Australian GT Production racer and Greening Australian Vice President, Jim McKnoulty will race in the two hour production car event on Saturday morning before the Bathurst 24 Hours, to promote this concept.

"Everybody knows motorsport has the potential to do things fast, and do things well, so let's use it to help protect the world around us," said Peter Brock.

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