MissionH24 to make its racing debut at Imola!

MissionH24 to make its racing debut at Imola!

13.05.2022: MissionH24 programme launched in 2018 is about to take a new step in its development. This weekend the H24, its electric-hydrogen-powered prototype, will take part in the Michelin Le Mans Cup race at Imola among cars with conventional power units. This is


MissionH24 programme launched in 2018 is about to take a new step in its development. This weekend the H24, its electric-hydrogen-powered prototype, will take part in the Michelin Le Mans Cup race at Imola among cars with conventional power units. This is a first in the history of the motor car at this level of competition!



This weekend, the Imola circuit will be the setting for a ground-breaking milestone for the future of motor sport and more widely speaking for mobility in general. The H24, the electric-hydrogen-powered prototype from the MissionH24 programme, which is laying the groundwork for the arrival of a category reserved for hydrogen-powered vehicles in the 2025 24 Hours of Le Mans, will take part in its first race (110 minutes) in the middle of other cars using conventional energy.



Up to now, the H24 was present at the weekend’s races, but its participation was limited to the free practice sessions only. A few days ago the H24 received its homologation papers from the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) making it a competitor in its own right in international endurance races.



The H24 has been entered for the Michelin Le Mans Cup for the full 2022 season in the experimental category. It is now going to continue its performance development programme by adding participations in races to its already densely-packed private test calendar.  



At Imola, the H24 will be in the hands of one of its performance development drivers, Stéphane Richelmi. His job will be to pursue the work undertaken since the beginning of the year in private testing, namely the development of the autonomy of the prototype at a constant level of performance.



As at Le Castellet last month in free practice for the first round of the 2022 Michelin Le Mans Cup, the H24 will again carry the number 24 as it will do for the whole season. On the Autodromo Dino e Enzo Ferrari, the H24Racing team will be installed in the Michelin Le Mans Cup paddock and will refuel at the TotalEnergies mobile station.
Meet The Team !



Jean-Michel Bouresche, MissionH24 Operating manager and H24Racing Team Principal, Bernard Niclot, MissionH24’s Innovation manager, the MissionH24 technical team and the H24Racing team and its driver, Stéphane Richelmi, will welcome journalists this Thursday between 17:30 and 18:30 under the awning of the H24Racing team in the Michelin Le Mans Cup paddock.
 


Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and co-president of MissionH24:


"Today sees a world first, the presence of an electric-hydrogen prototype at the start of a European endurance race in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. It is concrete proof of our convictions, their realism, and our involvement: racing and decarbonised mobility are now possible! The energy transition is now en route.


Together with all our partners, we have contributed to it with steadfast determination. It hasn’t been an easy journey; different stages exist, and will still exist, but that’s part of our mission. Rendezvous on Saturday at Imola at 17:30 with the H24 zero emission electric-hydrogen prototype on the starting grid in the experimental category.”




Christophe Ricard, president of GreenGT and and co-president of MissionH24:

"This race debut at Imola is a new and crucial stage in the development of the MissionH24 programme. The homologation tests passed successfully highlight the excellent work done by all our teams and technical partners who I want to congratulate here and now. If racing is a constant test, homologation is another that’s just as important carried on behind the scenes in collaboration with the FIA. Imola marks a significant phase change.


 We’re still explorers and now we’ve fully committed to taking on the role of competitor. It’s a new challenge for MissionH24, for the ACO, for GreenGT and for all our personnel. We welcome it with pleasure as motor racing makes no sense if it doesn’t embrace conquest, and the taking on of technological and sporting challenges."




Bernard Niclot, MissionH24’s innovation manager:


"This week a new technology has appeared in motor racing. Not only are performance and efficacy its aim, but it is also taking part in the energy transition that is so crucial for our planet today.



In the motor car milieu, it serves as a trigger for the engineers and researchers, the first link in the chain that’s going to drive this virtuous dynamic The introduction of a new technology requires new sporting and regulatory frameworks and new safety procedures that we’ll develop with our governing bodies. These stages are essential."





Jean-Michel Bouresche, MissionH24 Operating manager and H24Racing Team Principal:



"Making our debut in a race after being restricted to just free practice sessions during race weekends for several seasons is a moment that we’ve been waiting for with growing impatience. But our aims are part of a logical process which is not that of the quest for an immediate sporting result.


With the partners in the MissionH24 programme we’re working in the long term, of course one race after another, but over several seasons. Our role is to test the technology, to go quicker and quicker for longer and longer and to trace more and more clearly the outlines of the hydrogen category that will appear in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.



Our forthcoming races will be full of pitfalls! It’s normal as we’re the trail-blazers and we’re opening up unknown avenues!"


François Granet     @MissionH24 photo

    

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13.05.2022 / MaP

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