Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric MissionH24 Returns to Spa-Francorchamps In Competition With the H24

By September 17, 2021 2   min read  (330 words)

September 17, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Missionh24 Returns To Spa-Francorchamps In Competition With The H24

MissionH24 returns to Spa-Francorchamps on the circuit of its beginnings, for the first competitive outing of the H24, a hydrogen-electric prototype which succeeds the LMPH2G launched in 2018 at the same time as the program initiated by the Automobile Club of the West and GreenGT.

MissionH24 and Spa-Francorchamps maintain a strong relationship. It is on the track of the Belgian Ardennes that the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT launched this program in September 2018, which prepares for the arrival of electric-hydrogen propulsion prototypes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. MissionH24’s first laboratory car, the LMPH2G, then performed its first public wheel laps there.

The following year, it was on this same track that the LMPH2G took part in its first race weekend, taking part in the free practice of the Michelin Le Mans Cup during the ELMS weekend.

After a year on hold due to the global pandemic, MissionH24 returns this September 17 to Spa for a new episode in its history. The H24, an electric-hydrogen competition prototype that succeeds the LMPH2G, will participate in its first racing weekend, still within the framework of the ELMS 2021 calendar, by lining up at the start of the practice sessions of the Michelin Le Mans Cup in the middle of the other cars. A real mechanical and sporting test for this young prototype which only totals a few hundred kilometers of private testing, and whose first public outing took place during the 24 Hours of Le Mans last August.

At the wheel, St├ęphane Richelmi, one of MissionH24’s three performance development drivers (with Norman Nato and Stoffel Vandoorne), will be tasked with accumulating laps that will be compared with those achieved in previous participations.

It will refuel with hydrogen at the TotalEnergies mobile station installed for the first time in the pit lane, thus allowing refueling under the same conditions as a conventional propulsion prototype.

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