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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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Richard Mille new MissionH24 partner

Prestigious Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille joins MissionH24.
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Michelin and Symbio, new major MissionH24 partners

Michelin and Symbio, new major MissionH24 partners alongside Total.

In 2020, MissionH24 is pursuing its deployment backed henceforth by three internationally-recognised com- panies as Total has been joined in this programme by Michelin and Symbio. MissionH24, its team H24Racing and its racing cars will fly the colours of these three players from their next outing onwards.

Through Symbio, a joint-venture created with car industry parts supplier Faurecia, Michelin is now a leading partner in the MissionH24 project. By reinforcing its involvement, the French tyre manufacturer is joining Total, the programme’s reference partner since last season.

MissionH24’s aim is to accelerate zero-emission mobility through motor racing. A project which was launched by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and GreenGT, a trail-blazing company in high-powered electric-hydrogen mobility. MissionH24 was founded in 2018 when the LMPH2G electric-hydrogen prototype designed by GreenGT, already with technical backing from Michelin and Symbio, ran in public for the first time.

The programme is preparing the ground for the arrival of electric-hydrogen prototypes at the start of the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans in their own dedicated category. MissionH24 is aiming for zero-emission racing and decarbonised mobility.

Total, Michelin and Symbio’s all-out involvement in MissionH24 marks the new dimension of this ecotechnical programme which, this season as in 2019, will see the LMPH2G and the new prototype destined to replace it carrying out a succession of development and performance tests as well taking part in race weekends.

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MissionH24 announces the creation of the H24Racing team

4th February 2019
MissionH24 announces the creation of the H24Racing team. Press release (EV). A team is born! MissionH24 introduces H24Racing. Press Kit EV.