MissionH24 at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham

MissionH24 will be showcasing hydrogen-fuelled motor racing at Autosport International – billed as Europe’s largest motorsport show – at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre this week. The pioneering programme headed jointly by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and H24Project will ultimately lead to a hydrogen prototype class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As we speed into 2024, the MissionH24 project team and partners are focusing their attention on the construction of the new H24EVO, while a full diary of major events offers multiple opportunities to bring the programme into the spotlight. First up is Autosport International – now named A24 – which will play host to the H24 prototype from 11 to 14 January.

The H24 car will be displayed in Motorsport Hall 3A where it will demonstrate the endurance discipline’s commitment to decarbonise racing through hydrogen. The H24 has a unique track record as the first electric-hydrogen prototype to have taken on a field of conventional ICE-powered cars in endurance races, in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, reaching the chequered flag every time.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, established in 1923, is a crucial testing ground for technology. Today’s research has zero-emission racing in its sights. Hydrogen offers tremendous potential in this regard as Bassel Aslan, MissionH24’s Technical Director, will reveal on the live stage at 11AM CET on Sunday.

Mr Aslan will also outline progress on the upcoming H24EVO machine that will make its first track outing in 2025.

Further information on Autosport International 2024 is available here: https://autosportinternational.com/en/2024