dynaCERT and HoleShot Enter 2024 Dakar Classic Racing Event in Saudi Arabia with Hybrid Hydrogen Diesel Truck

Nov. 28, 2023
The technology will help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, NOx, CO2, THC, and particulate matter as compared to other diesel trucks at the event

dynaCERT has signed an agreement with the French team, HoleShot Competition, to support their MAN Dakar Rally race truck, equipped with the former’s proprietary HydraGEN technology, at the 2024 Dakar Classic event in Saudi Arabia.

The French team’s #915 MAN Dakar Classic Rally race truck has been fitted with a HydraGEN HG1 Unit to provide hydrogen and additional oxygen to the truck’s engine. The proprietary technology is designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, NOx, CO2, THC, and particulate matter, as compared to other diesel trucks at the Dakar Classic Rally.

The Rally, which will cover an equivalent distance of 5,000 km and 14 days of racing with one day of rest at mid-distance, will highlight dynaCERT’s on-demand hydrogen production units in an environment facing hot weather, hard impacts, and vibrations while in a demanding operational mode.

“For us, the purpose of being supported by dynaCERT is to show that motorsport can be less polluting, which is the starting point of our discussion with the company asking them to join us in our Dakar Classic Rally journey,” said Alexandre Lemeray, Holeshot Competition Team manager. “HydraGEN is already used by road transport trucks, so I'm delighted to be able to show that it's possible to hybridize diesel engines with hydrogen energy with this technology in truck racing, all the more so in an event like the Dakar Classic Rally which takes place in the middle of nature.”

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