The biggest endurance sim racing event of the year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, takes place this weekend (15/16 January) with some of motorsport’s biggest names including the F1 World Champion Max Verstappen competing alongside the crème de la crème of sim racers. The online event begins at 14h CET and 200 drivers will compete in 50 cars for 24 hours of hard virtual racing.
Leading the field away as the official “Leading Car” will be the LMPH2G, the hydrogen-electric racing car developed by H24Racing for the MissionH24 project initiated by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT. As leading car and safety car, as was the case for the inaugural 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the LMPH2G will head the field around the famed Circuit de la Sarthe course for the formation lap and will intervene to slow the pace during the race if necessary.
The Mission H24 project goal is a hydrogen class at the 2025 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is working with leading figures in endurance, the manufacturers and technical partners, on the creation of a category reserved for electric-hydrogen-powered prototypes. MissionH24 and their team, H24Racing, are trialling the best technical and sporting solutions to compete in this category.
The electric-hydrogen solution employed in mobility is safe, reliable, controlled, and decarbonised and is one of the keys to the ecological transition of the transport industry. It is particularly well adapted to endurance racing which demands both high power levels and substantial autonomy.
To follow the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual go to www.lemansvirtual.com or you can find it on all ACO and FIA WEC official social media channels.