September 2, 2022
Carbon Positive Motorsport Ambassador, co-driver Cat Lund will use our international offsetting package to mitigate her fuel usage this weekend when she contests her third rally in three weekends.
Cat and her partner Andy Rowe travelled to the Isle of Wight for the inagural Jon Dyer Memorial Island Stages on 21st August. Held at Palmer's Farm in Wootton, the rally took in gravel tracks, farm tracks and grass fields in what the organisers hope will grow into an annual multi-venue event.
Cat and Andy were absolutely delighted to win the event, Cat commenting, "When we first heard about the rally it sounded as though it would be right up our street, ragging around stubble fields and gravel tracks on farm land, a chance to do some big skids and an excuse for a break on the IOW afterwards.
"We were made very welcome by the organisers and the atmosphere at the rally was very chilled, just what we like. We're thrilled to win the event and look forward to returning in 2023 with number 1 on the doors."
Last weekend, Cat returned to the F1000 Rally Championship to co-drive for junior Dan Taylor. This was only Dan's 4th event at age 14, and he brought the LotusBits Citroen C1 home in one piece for a 6th place finish in the Juniors.
Photo Team Lotusbits
This weekend, Cat will be using Carbon Positive Motorsport's International Offsetting service as she heads back to familiar Belgian territory. Sitting alongside Kevin Haselden in his Mini, the pair will contest the 19 stages of Omloop van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). The classic Belgian Rally Championship fixture starts in the dark on Friday night and continues all day on Saturday.
Working in partnership with Highland Carbon, one of the UK's leading carbon offsetting project developers and providers, Carbon Positive Motorsport offers a range of carbon offsetting services for EU based motorsport events and competitors.
Carbon Positive Motorsport director Steve Smith said ‘’I’m really pleased that we have been able to develop a suitable overseas carbon offsetting offer together with our partners Highland Carbon.
"Working together we have managed to design an affordable high quality project portfolio, that blends carbon offsetting and abatement projects, with high quality rewilding projects within Europe – this means we can maintain our commitment to providing greater benefits than offsetting alone. Since our launch we have received several enquiries from overseas events and competitors and this makes it possible to support motorsport events and competitors in countries such as Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and the Benelux countries."
Cat Lund added, "I am delighted to be among the first UK competitors to use CPM's international offsetting service to offset the rally car fuel usage, as well as all the fuel used to get to the event. In fact I believe we'll generate more carbon emissions from our travel than we'll create with the little Mini on the rally!"
Photo Kurt Lowe
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Jon Dyer Memorial Island Stages
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1. Andy Rowe / Cat Lund Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 50:47
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3. Adam Midghall / Thomas Pidden Ford Fiesta Rally4 53:44 +2:57
4. Tony Williams / Tony Gill Ford Escort Mk2 53:57 +3:10
5. Peter Hinton / Dean Mitchell Ford Escort RS 2000 MkII 55:10 +4:23
6. Wayne Hole / Chris Wilson Ford Focus ST 170 55:42 +4:55
7. David Ley / Neville Hudd Peugeot 205 GTI 56:57 +6:10
8. Graham Palmer / Mike Webb Ford Escort Mk1 57:32 +6:45
9. Jonathan Barrett / Gerald Wilby Subaru Impreza 58:32 +7:45
10. Kevin Hall / Sarah Hall Ford Escort Mk2 58:44 +7:57