GCK Motorsport has released the first renderings of its 2024 e-Blast H2 cross-country racer, the hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle it hopes to compete with in the 2024 Dakar rally.
Apparently, work behind the scenes has been ongoing within parent company Green Corp Konnection’s design office and engineering team, supported by 21 experts from FEV, a global powertrain specialist, to design, build and integrate the fuel cell system into GCK Motorsport’s current cross-country prototype. The team will present a first evolution of this vehicle at the 2022 Dakar Rally with the final version being ready for 2024.
The racing program is part of Green Corp Konnection’s global strategy, which is looking to use cross-country racing as a testbed for its fuel cell system, which it then hopes to retrofit into other vehicle applications.
Guerlain Chicherit, president of Green Corp Konnection, commented, “The innovations behind the e-Blast H2 are a driving force to help scale up the efforts of green technology across motorsport and industrial sectors alike. This is another piece in a very large puzzle, and I’m excited to see how the finished vehicle will look. I really look forward to being able to test this future vehicle which perfectly reflects our project philosophy combining green technology, performance and design!”