With the Ronal Motorsport RM1, the Ronal Group presents the first CO2-reduced rim developed specifically for use on racetracks. Two racing teams competing in the AT class for alternative fuels at the Nürburgring will use the rim this season.
RM1 rim from the Ronal Group
Even at the material sourcing stage, care is taken to conserve resources and reduce emissions using recycled aluminum. With the new Ronal RM1 made of 70% secondary aluminum and 30% primary aluminum, around 50% CO2 could be saved compared to an average European rim. The character of the rim does not change because of this composition.
"The RM1 is a dynamic, filigree sports rim that is lightweight yet stable - precisely geared to the special stresses that use in motorsport entails," explains Oliver Brauner, CEO of the Ronal Group.
The Ronal Group has already been supporting Germany's first sustainable racing team, Four Motors, since 2021. This year, it is equipping its bioconcept cars with the RM1.
"We are looking forward to being able to test the new Ronal Racing rims with us this season. The design, which is specially geared to the needs of motorsport, not only has the edge in terms of environmental performance thanks to the recycled aluminum content, but also makes the rim particularly light. For our drivers, this means less braking. And that in turn means less wear on the tires and lower fuel consumption," explains Thomas von Löwis, team manager at Four Motors.
At the NLS2 on the first weekend in April, the new Ronal Motorsport RM1 rims were already used by both Four Motors and Tim Schrick. While the Bioconcept cars are running 18-inch rims in Racing Grey, Tim Schrick's Subaru is also equipped with the 18-inch variant - but in Racing Gold. Over the course of the season, both teams want to prove that sustainable high-end products can also hold their own on the world's toughest racetrack.