24h Le Mans
11/06/2019 - 18:52

MissionH24 : The LMPH2G in the streets of Le Mans

A hydrogen racing car, the LMPH2G, took to the streets of Le Mans in a public demonstration today – a first for the city. With motorsport fans assembled in the city centre for the scrutineering sessions, this was the ideal opportunity to vaunt the merits of hydrogen power, in the shape of a racing car and one of the hydrogen buses soon to be adopted by the city.
MissionH24 : The LMPH2G in the streets of Le Mans

Shortly after 18:00, the LMPH2G travelled a short distance in the heart of the city, from the Préfecture to Place de la République, scene of the scrutineering sessions. The pre-race procedure saw all 62 three-driver crews and their cars take turns to undergo checks and greet the crowds of fans. In a few years, the hydrogen car will have moved from sideline demonstrations to the spotlight as part of the race. The MissionH24 project aims to introduce a class for hydrogen cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 2024. 

The impressive car was greeted with enthusiasm. Olivier Lombard, the driver: “It is the first time I’ve driven a racing car in town. It was important for GreenGT to make this technology public. A few months ago, we wouldn’t have imagined bringing a hydrogen prototype into town.”

The LMPH2G will be back in action on Saturday, at 14:42, just before the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

In the meantime, you are invited to the MissionH24 press conference at Stand Maison Blanche, at the racetrack, with Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Christophe Ricard, president of GreenGT and the MissionH24 team, at 14:30 on Thursday 13 June.

Scrutineering came to an end yesterday evening and today teams were back at the track for the official driver photo.

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SCHEDULE OF RACE EVENTS:

 
Tuesday 11 June:

  • 10:30 – 10:45: Drivers group photograph
  • 17:00 – 18:30: Autograph sessions


Wednesday 12 June:

  • 10:00 – 15:00: Pit walk
  • 16:00 – 20:00: 24 Hours of Le Mans Practice Session
  • 20:30 – 21:30: Road To Le Mans Practice Session 1
  • 22:00 – 00:00: 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Session 2
     

Thursday 13 June:

  • 08:30 – 09:30: Road To Le Mans Practice Session 2
  • 10:00 – 10:45: Ferrari Challenge Practice Session 1
  • 11:25 – 12:10: Ferrari Challenge Practice Session 2
  • 13:00 – 13:20: Road To Le Mans Qualifying Session 1
  • 13:35 – 13:55: Road To Le Mans Qualifying Session 2
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Ferrari Challenge Practice Session
  • 17:30 – 18:25: Road To Le Mans Race 1
  • 19:00 – 21:00: 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Session 1
  • 22:00 – 00:00: 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Session 2
     

Friday 14 June:

  • 10:00 – 20:00: Pit walk
  • 11:00 – Le Mans Esports Series final
  • 16:00 – Exclusive screening of a 10-minute teaser of the film Le Mans ‘66 at the Pathé cinema in Le Mans (journalists only)
  • 17:00 – 18:30: Drivers Parade (Parade des Pilotes) in the city centre
     

Saturday 15 June:

  • 09:00 – 09:45: 24 Hours of Le Mans warm-up
  • 10:15 – 11:00: Ferrari Challenge Race
  • 11:30 – 12:25: Road To Le Mans Race 2
  • 12:25 – 12:30: Le Mans Esports Series Podium
  • 15:00 – 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans START

Sunday 16 June:

  • 15:00 – 87th 24 Hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans FINISH