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Motorsport and Sustainability: Case Study of MXStar Team’s Environmental Impact Optimization
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Given paper discusses motocross as a part of motorsport from the viewpoint of sustainabilityand considers continuously growing impact of human activity on the environment.The theoretical framework of this paper is based on the concepts which position motorsport ina context of sustainability at both global and team levels within the borders of systems theory.Training and racing activities of the MXStar team based in Uppsala (Sweden) are described inthe paper from the environmental perspective. Changing of the team’s technical performanceas well as their behavioural models has certain driving and restraining forces that are analyzedin particular in the discussion part of the paper. Recommendations for the MXStar team havebeen developed in accordance with the results of detailed analysis of the team’senvironmental impact.The authors concluded that environmental performance of motocross racing composes fromtechnical and behavioural inputs of each participating team. In order to optimize theenvironmental impact of the motocross each team member has to be innovative in bothperspectives.

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2011. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
environmental impact assessment, ecological fuel, motocross, MXStar team, sustainable development, SWEMO, Yamaha
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161795OAI: diva2:457380
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2011-11-17 Last updated: 2012-01-23Bibliographically approved

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