While the main focus of this coming weekend’s TrialGP of Japan – round one of the 2024 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship – will centre around the sporting action, the event has been organised with a strong emphasis on highlighting the important message of sustainability and supporting biodiversity.
  • KiSS programme to play integral role at TrialGP of Japan
  • Trial stars plant commemorative sapling in Hello Woods
  • Opening round of 2024 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship highlights sustainability and biodiversity

For the second successive year, the FIM’s KiSS programme will play an integral part in activities at the Mobility Resort Motegi. Standing for Keep it Shiny and Sustainable, the main objective of KiSS events is to encourage organisers to develop sustainable events by framing and amplifying all the environmental actions already put in place by the organisers and incorporating other innovative activities.

Activities will be centred around Hello Woods, a forested area of the Mobility Resort Motegi that is an incredibly diverse habitat for flora and fauna. The facility is owned by Honda and as the Japanese manufacturer considers protection of nature as a core value and views Hello Woods as part of its brand heritage, it is only natural that this area will once again be at the forefront with a delegation of the world’s elite Trial riders taking part in a commemorative sapling planting and the installation of a stainless steel plaque to mark the occasion.

The message of sustainability will also be conveyed through section plotting and a course route chosen to minimise the impact of the event on the habitat of animals and plants followed by restoration work in accordance with a post-event environmental impact assessment.

Event organisation will be fully electronic and utilise green power with a strong emphasis on the use of recycled packaging for food and drinks – for example, the custom-made TrialGP of Japan insulated plastic bottle covers are made from recycled materials. In addition, TrialGP of Japan towels are made from environmentally-friendly one-hundred per cent cotton and close attention has been paid to waste management.

Working in tandem with the local community, over the weekend the facility will host ‘Marché: Tying together Woods and Villages’ – a market selling everything from organic vegetables to handmade crafts – while the Mobility Resort Motegi Hotel’s Marcherant Restaurant is renowned for its seasonal, locally-sourced produce.

As part of the goal of becoming a paperless event, there has also been an increase in digitised tickets along with a downloadable programme with results made available online instead of on printed sheets.

Kattia Juárez, CID Director, stated: “We are delighted to return to the Mobility Resort Motegi for the second successive year where we will continue to highlight the importance of sustainability and our ongoing commitment to biodiversity and encouraging greater participation from our fans and participants.

Our message grows stronger every year and, thanks to the ongoing support of the organisers and the MFJ, I am very happy to say that sustainability is a major factor in the organisation of the TrialGP of Japan.”

The points-scoring action at Mobility Resort Motegi gets under way at 9am local time on 18 May and will be streamed LIVE on FIM-MOTO-TV with a season pass – covering all seven rounds and the FIM Trial des Nations – priced at €34.90.


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