To mark the 100th anniversary of the 24 H Le Mans, no fewer than three hydrogen-powered vehicles will be on display at the initiative of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. This include two racing prototypes, the LMPH2G and the H24, as well as the original showcar.
While waiting for the future hydrogen category (beginning in 2026), the MissionH24 programme keeps going and targets the general public. From this Tuesday, and for the whole week, three vehicles will be positioned at different sites on the track. One in the TotalEnergies structure, another in the Michelin structure and the third in the Hydrogen Village. This area, which is due to open on Wednesday, will highlight the pioneering nature of the very first LMP2HG. It should be noted that MissionH24, through its on-track research and validation, has helped to launch manufacturers’ programmes for the future Hydrogen category (some of which will be announced later this week).
Hydrogen-powered cars on the tracks of Le Mans
On Saturday, the H24* and the LMPH2G will go on track. At 12.23pm, the LMPH2G will offer a first experience of zero-emission racing to a passenger, whose identity will be revealed later this week. As for the H24, it will have the privilege of taking a lap of honour on Saturday at 3.42pm. Just a few moments before the start of the race of the century.
You can read our latest article about MissionH24 here.
*The hydrogen car that succeeded the LMPH2G and competes in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King