We're delighted to support Kevin Furber's first Positive Motorsport Podcast, designed to celebrate all things positive in motorsport.
The podcast series kicked off with an interview with Fergus Barlow, this year's Mull Rally winner. Fergus said, "I'm very happy to be a part of this podcast, talking about the island of Mull and all it entails. Of course including the Mull rally!" Fergus demonstrated that you don't need the budget to buy an R2 car in order to win a rally such as Mull, and he describes how he did it in the podcast.
Fergus won the Mull Rally alongside his brother, Craig Barlow, who travelled all the way from New Zealand to compete on the event. The brothers were sponsored by Viking Offshore, who install wind turbines providing energy for the renewables sector, and their carbon footprint from travel and fuel usage will be offset by Carbon Positive Motorsport.
Fergus was an ambassador for Carbon Positive Motorsport during the rally and during the podcast commented, "If we don't get behind this, the sport could die. It's amazing what he's doing... it's not as simple as planting a tree."
Mull rally specialist, John MacCrone, who is also part of the Viking Offshore team, said "A great watch/listen from Team Viking offshore/Carbon Positive Motorsport. Brilliant drive from Fergus this year on Mull, very calculated, and ultimately him and Craig were the men at the end that took the honours. Very happy to be part of this team and lots to look forward to in the future."
Paul Glass, Carbon Positive Motorsport founder, was also part of the podcast, alongside Damian Breckon from Viking Offshore. Paul told us, "The idea of supporting Kevin Furber of Creative Talent with the Positive Motorsport Podcast first came when we filmed a podcast with our longstanding ambassadors, British rally champion Matt Edwards, and rally driver Ashleigh Morris, ahead of the East Riding Stages rally last February."
Ex-works Peugeot Rally driver, championship organiser, and motorsport pundit Kevin Furber is very enthusiastic about Carbon Positive Motorsport, and added, "I think this is really important to encourage and attract new sponsors to the sport. I know how important it is for rallying to be commercially attractive, and being climate positive is critical to the future sustainability of the sport."
The intention for the podcasts is to continue highlighting everything that is positive about motorsport, and Kevin continued, "Whether it's celebrating extraordinary achievements, or the hard work of event organisers, we hope to promote motorsport with a series of positive stories."
It only costs a little to make a big difference for the sport, so whether you're a competitor or spectator, why not join with us to help make motorsport sustainable?