Known for his sporting exploits, Philippe Croizon is also a fervent defender of hydrogen. After a first participation in the Dakar Rally in 2017 with a thermal vehicle, the adventurer will be back in 2024, this time at the wheel of a hydrogen buggy developed by GCK Motorsport, a subsidiary of the Green Corp Konnection (GCK) group.
” Together we will overcome the impossible by being able to do otherwise. I’m proud to take on this sporting and technological challenge in one of the toughest races in the world. he reacted.
Amputated of four limbs following an accident in 1994, Philippe Croizon has already participated in the Dakar in 2017
On the starting grid in 2024
Revealed in its final version a few months ago, the GCK e-Blast H2 entered the trial phase. It will participate in a few events of the Dakar 2023 before being specially prepared for Philippe Croizon who will participate in the entire race in January 2024.
” It is an immense pride to have Philippe Croizon as a teammate within GCK Motorsport. I have participated in the Dakar enough times to know that it is the toughest race in the world. I therefore remain in awe of Philippe’s extraordinary will and exceptional career. » declared Guerlain Chicherit, President of GCK.
A 200 kW battery
Presented as a veritable innovation laboratory, the e-Blast H2 will be powered by a 200 kW fuel cell, the same as the one that will be used in future hydrogen snow groomers in Alpe d’Huez. This will be supplied by 4 certified R134 tanks storing 30 kilos of hydrogen at 700 bars.
For Guerlain Chicherit, Chairman of GCK: “ It is an immense pride to have Philippe Croizon as a teammate within GCK Motorsport. I have participated in the Dakar enough times to know that it is the toughest race in the world. I therefore remain in awe of Philippe’s extraordinary determination and exceptional career. Through him, the GCK Group once again demonstrates its values of excellence and innovation which are at the heart of our industrial project. »