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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest entrusts Hydrogen class chassis design to ORECA and Red Bull Advanced Technologies

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Thanks to the caliber of its design office and expertise in endurance racing, ORECA along with Red Bull Advanced Technologies has been hired by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to assist in the development of its Mission H24* project. An unprecedented collaboration is now underway with the express goal of designing the chassis for the Hydrogen class set to make its debut at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The two companies join Plastic Omnium, exclusive supplier of hydrogen prototype tanks, as well as GreenGT, sole supplier of electric-hydrogen powertrains.

To support this innovative project and contribute to the development of the future Hydrogen class, ORECA – a major presence at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – will provide its know-how, the experience and expertise of its engineers, and the full extent of its production capabilities. Aware of the challenges relative to energy transition and sustainable mobility through motorsport, ORECA is dedicated to the success of this new class.

Hugues de Chaunac, President of the ORECA Groupe: “On behalf of the ORECA Groupe, I wish to thank the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for the trust placed in our teams to carry out this innovative project. This mission gives us the opportunity to begin a new sporting and technical chapter that is as exciting as it is unprecedented. In the spirit of endurance racing wherein teamwork is essential to success, we will seek to optimise our collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Plastic Omnium and GreenGT in order to contribute substantially to the development and success of zero-emission competition.”

*Mission H24 is a project developed by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the 2024 running of the race, the project will introduce a new class reserved for emission-free electric-hydrogen prototypes.