The prestigious project of Green GT H2, run by Jean-François Weber, announced the unfortunate withdrawal from the 24 hours of Le Mans which will be held during 22 and 23 June. However, the project will not be shut-down. A race debut is just a matter of time, the French company explained in a press release.
“Testing of the GreenGT H2 racing version will continue until 5 June. The performance achieved on the track is in line with test bench results, and this confirms the validity of GreenGT’s bold choice in taking this innovative path that holds great hope for the future of clean mobility,” the statement reads.
Fine tuning the high power hydrogen fuel cell is in conflict with the on-track endurance test programme, which is an essential requirement for participating in a demanding race like the 24 hours of Le Mans. Therefore GreenGT has decided, in agreement with ACO, not to occupy Box 56, as it would be entitled, in 2013.
It is just the beginning
“The GreenGT H2 is already showing great potential and has great scope for improvement. However, the complexity and cost of this unique model requires the use of extremely rigorous methods and very time-consuming new procedures. We are only at the beginning of this adventure, and it is essential for us not to cut corners and continue the development of that highly effective demonstration of hydrogen technology which is the GreenGT H2,” says Jean-François Weber, Managing Director and Head of R&D of GreenGT.
Instead of participating during the 24 hours of Le Mans, GreenGT will soon announce a worldwide demonstration tour which will take place during the same week as the prestigious race. An unranked presence at the start of a World Endurance Championship race this year will also not be ruled out.