A HEREFORD endurance motor racing team have been recognised for using environmentally friendly bio diesel.

Cotswold Saxon Motorsport, based at Rotherwas, competed in the 24-hour endurance race at Nurburgring in their diesel-powered BMW 1 Series 130d and now been handed a prestigious award from motor racing's governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

The team, consisting of owner Nick Barrow, Jamie Morrow and Clint Bardwell, were victorious in the Alternative Fuels class against teams from all over Europe.

The annual event takes place in June each year and Saxon have had various wins over the years.

The team hopes to repeat the achievement again this year, as well as competing in other endurance events at Silverstone, Barcelona and the SlovakiaRing.