MissionH24, the collaborative program between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT to promote hydrogen in competition, started its 2023 season on the track of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. The LMPH2G, the first electric hydrogen prototype, was the official leading car and started the debates of a very animated race. The start of a promising 2023 season for MissionH24.
Final of the Le Mans Virtual Series, these 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023 have crowned this Sunday, January 15, teams and crews out of the ordinary, as gathering the best of sim racing and professional drivers. An event in esport and motorsport in which MissionH24, a competition program for sustainable mobility, participated with great interest.
Shortly before 2 pm (French time), on January 14, 2023, the LMPH2G set the pace for the 45 crews, representing 180 competitors from 41 countries, with a first line Porsche Coanda, followed by a second line Team Redline, leading this particular pack.
The 24 hours of competition were intense and lively. The LMPH2G took to the track during the neutralization phases of the race. On this occasion, the competitors as well as the television viewers were able to discover or deepen their knowledge on hydrogen competition, the strategy of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, in collaboration with GreenGT, for the creation of a category dedicated to hydrogen prototypes by Le Mans 2025. At a time when fossil fuels must be replaced, many manufacturers are interested and working on hydrogen mobility solutions.
Through MissionH24 and its involvement in the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT wish to share and publicize their action in favor of the energy transition, a universal theme.
The victory of the 3rd edition of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans went to the Oreca 07 #2 of the redline team, driven by Felipe Drugovich, Felix Rosenqvist, Luke Bennett and Chris Lulham.
Next meeting of the MissionH24 program with the public? A hint: look in your rearview mirror.