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The new H24 completed its first 2021 track test session

The new electric hydrogen powered racing prototype of the MissionH24 program completed two successful days of tests on the Lurcy-Lévis testing track. Norman Nato was at the wheel. The car is back in the GreenGT facilities to receive its first upgrading and systems improvements (hi-resolution pictures ont request).


GreenGT MissionH24 LMPH2G (à g. left) & H24 (à d. right). Copyright MissionH24 Antonin Vincent.

The new H24 racing prototype is preparing its first testing session!

The H24Racing team, which has been running the GreenGT LMPH2G (left) since 2018 in the context of the MissionH24 programme, is preparing the new prototype, the H24 (right), first appearance on the track.

The new electric hydrogen powered racing car shakedown will occur in the next days. We will share with you this very important moment in the life of the MissionH24 programme.


20210115 Stoffel Vandoorne. Image copyright Norman Nato.

Stoffel Vandoorne joins Norman Nato for H24Racing

Belgian driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, is joining MissionH24. Alongside Frenchman Norman Nato he will contribute to the performance development programme of the H24Racing team’s electric-hydrogen-powered prototypes.
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A successful 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans for MissionH24!

With the presentation of a new car, the announcement of two new partners, a solo lap of honour as a prelude to the race, MissionH24 has lived a very intense 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans.

MissionH24 was invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans and it leaves the Sarthe after experiencing some red-letter moments in its development and that of electric-hydrogen propulsion in motor racing.

On Friday, a new racing car, the H24, which is lighter, technologically more evolved and quicker that the current LMPH2G, was unveiled by the H24Racing team at the same time as the names of two new partners appeared on the bodywork of the LMPH2G and the H24, watchmaker, Richard Mille, and automotive equipment manufacturer, Plastic Omnium. These announcements were made during the traditional official press conference of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest at which the H24Racing team was the star guest!

On Saturday, a few minutes before the competitors in the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans set off for their gruelling 24-hour marathon, the LMPH2G gave MissionH24 its last big moment of the week. At 14:12, after lining up in front of the competitors assembled on the starting grid it set off for a solo lap of the circuit. Once it had completed its lap and was on its way back to the Maison Blanche paddock where it was installed this week, Carlos Tavares, the CEO of the new Stellantis Automobile Group, who had already tested the LMPH2G at the end of July, gave the start to the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After this successful rendezvous with the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, H24Racing is going to begin a test campaign to sort out and develop the H24 and prepare for the 2021 season.

Pierre Fillon
President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, co-President of MissionH24
By launching MissionH24 in 2018, our ambition was to show step by step that hydrogen technology was not science fiction, but a concrete efficient promising solution, and above all a guarantor of competition and zero emission mobility. We’ve been following this road map as we’ve already concretised different stages. First of all with the LMPH2G, the first electric-hydrogen racing prototype of its kind, then with the first H2 Mobile station by Total, and finally this weekend at Le Mans the presentation of the H24, the fruit of valuable testing carried out with the LMPH2G, and also the arrival of new partners, Plastic Omnium and Richard Mille, alongside Total and Michelin-Symbio: each in its own sphere of activity, is going to contribute to the pursuit of MissionH24 and its objective - a dedicated hydrogen category at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jean-Michel Bouresche
MissionH24 Operations Manager and Team Principal of the H24Racing team
This weekend at Le Mans and the LMPH2G’s lap of the track mark the end of a cycle. Since the launch of the MissionH24 project at Spa two years ago, this prototype has covered almost 10.000 km in private testing and during race weekends. In the coming weeks the H24 will take over. Our aim? to do more running at higher speeds for longer periods and then test this level of performance again in competition. Our new partners, Richard Mille and Plastic Omnium, which are joining Total and Michelin-Symbio in the programme, share the same ambition: namely, to show together with us that electric-hydrogen is a tangible solution for motor sport in endurance and beyond that for mobility.

 

A NOTE ON MISSIONH24
MissionH24 is a project developed jointly by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and GreenGT, specialist in high density electric-hydrogen power in particular for the propulsion of vehicles. MissionH24 is preparing the introduction of a category for electric-hydrogen vehicles at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A NOTE ON H24RACING
H24Racing is the team created by MissionH24 to develop and race competition prototypes that will enable MissionH24 to prepare the technical and sporting regulations for the category dedicated to electric-hydrogen vehicles at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

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20200918 Press Release - Richard Mille joins MissionH24.

Richard Mille new MissionH24 partner

Prestigious Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille joins MissionH24.
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20200603 MissionH24 LMPH2G during its hydrogen refuelling

The Le Mans circuit area will soon have its own hydrogen refuelling station!

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is going ahead with the installation of a permanent multi-vehicle hydrogen refuelling station on the area of the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit as an expansion of its aim to promote hydrogen in motor sport, the most visible expression of which is the MissionH24 programme, and beyond that in mobility in general. It will serve private cars, vehicles transporting personnel and merchandise as well as racing prototypes developed in the context of MissionH24. This station will be inaugurated in early summer.


H24Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual with BWT

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, which will take place next week-end on 13-14 June, will bring together 200 drivers from the motor sport and esports world elite at the wheel of simulators. 50 crews have entered for this new event.

The LMPH2G, the MissionH24 programme’s electric-hydrogen prototype, has been specially chosen as the Leading Car and Safety Car of the race. The LMPH2G will unleash the competitors on the track and intervene in the race whenever necessary.

At the wheel of the LMPH2G will be one of its current test drivers, Olivier Lombard, and professional sim racer, Aurélian Mallet who will be in the thick of the action in the most spectacular phases of the race.

For this event the MissionH24 prototype will fly the colours of an additional partner: BWT, Best Water Technology, one of the European leaders in the field of water treatment. The Austrian company that’s heavily involved in motor sport, in Formula 1 in particular, is also sharing the MissionH24 entry for the energy transition for mobility and is underlining this by its participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

(click here to download the press release) 20200608 24H VIRTUAL H24Racing and BWT PRESS RELEASE EV


La LMPH2G à propulsion électrique-hydrogène de l'écurie H24Racing en haut de la grille de départ des 24 Heures du Mans 2019, quelques minutes avant son tour de démonstration (copyright Jalob Ebrey)

WEC, ELMS, Michelin Le Mans Cup, new calendars

Due to the current health crisis the organizers of the WEC, ELMS and Michelin Le Mans Cup Championships have had to reschedule their 2020 calendars.
IMPORTANT: These calendars may undergo further modifications depending on the evolution of the health situation.

WEC (final races):
. Spa-Francorchamps: 15th August
. 24 Hours of Le Mans: 19-20 Septembe
. Bahrain: 21st November

ELMS:
. Le Castellet, Collective testing: 13 - 14 July
. Le Castellet: 19th July
. Spa-Francorchamps: 9th August
. Barcelona: 29th August
. Monza: 11th October
. Portimao: 1st November

Michelin Le Mans Cup:
. Le Castellet, Collective testing: 15th July
. Le Castellet: 18 July
. Spa-Francorchamps: 8th August
. Barcelona: 29th August
. Road to Le Mans: 17-19 September
. Monza: 10th October
. Portimao: 1st November

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Health situation: postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

20th March 2020

Due to the present health emergency, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has postponed the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for 13-14 June, to 19-20 September 2020. The days prior to the race will be used for scrutineering and practice. The events on the WEC and ELMS Championship calendars will also be rescheduled.

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