To kick off the 2023 season, MissionH24 will take part in the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on January 14 and 15. The program, run in collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT to promote hydrogen for zero-emission racing, is aimed at all motorsport enthusiasts, whether they are driving simulators or real prototypes.
The energy transition is everyone’s business. The LMPH2G, MissionH24’s first electric hydrogen racing car, will be the leading car in the grand finale of the Le Mans Virtual Series. Its mission will be to set the pace at the start of this extraordinary race, which will bring together some of the biggest stars of sim racing and motorsport, including two-time F1 world champion Max Verstappen, Romain Grosjean and Gustavo Menezes. The race, which will start at 2pm (UK time), will be broadcasted all over Europe and especially on Eurosport Player. The complete program will be given soon.
Since the first edition of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2020, the MissionH24 program has been deploying its strategy in a very concrete way. With the LMPH2G and the H24, the latest prototype developed by the H24Racing team, hydrogen has demonstrated its potential and reliability. A world first in motorsport, the H24, which competed in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in the innovative car category, took part in the 2022 races at Imola, Le Mans and Portimao. This complex new technology made it to the finish line every time. Quite a statistic! This performance is a world first: never before has a hydrogen car taken part in a competition at this level. In Le Mans, during the 24 Hours week, it set a record in the Hunaudières: 290.8 km/h for a hydrogen vehicle, which emits no CO2 at the exhaust, only water. This pioneering project is not science fiction, it is real. Stéphane Richelmi and Norman Nato are the two reference drivers.
During the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023, MissionH24 will meet a new audience, a young generation concerned by the energy transition. An appointment not to be missed.