El Western Automobile Club, Which organizes the World Endurance and 24 Hours of Le Mans, took a new step in his project Mission H24, which seeks to promote hydrogen as a source of energy for competitions after choosing Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Oreca as those in charge of developing a prototype to compete in the 2024 edition of the mythical endurance test.
Oreca will handle design and production, while Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-tech outsourcing solutions division of Red Bull, will bring his expertise in Formula 1 in aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, simulation technology and energy recovery optimization.
The initial task for both parties will be to undertake and provide a detailed feasibility study for the vehicle concept. As part of that initial phase of development you will join Plastic omnium, the exclusive supplier of the hydrogen fuel tanks to be used in the prototypes.
“This exciting announcement confirms the appeal of Mission H24 and offers a promising future for carbon-free motor racing. Thanks to Oreca and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, ACO will benefit from extensive experience in endurance racing combined with cutting-edge technology to ensure exceptional performance in the hydrogen vehicle category for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024.Said Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club del Oeste.
“Having these top-tier firms on board will further attract the interest of automakers… We live in tough times, but ACO is resolutely pursuing its path to carbon-free racing and mobility”, added the executive.