The toughest race as a test bed for new technologies
GCK Motorsport is working on the development and integration of efficient and ecological technologies. And what better terrain than the Dakar to experiment and test a hydrogen car?
The roadmap of this ambitious programme starts with a methodical learning curve of the discipline through the commitment of a leading 4×4 running on biofuel (Prodrive Hunter; 2022-2024). It will be followed by the implementation of a hydrogen-powered laboratory buggy (GCK e-Blast H2; 2024), and then several participations with a vehicle able of fighting for victory (2025-2027).
Guerlain Chicherit and Alex Winocq will take part in all rounds of the 2023 World Rally-Raid Championship as well as the 2024 Dakar in a Prodrive Hunter.
The turbocharged V6-powered 4×4 is powered by the sustainable biofuel made from agricultural waste that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to traditional petrol.
Throughout the programme, GCK Motorsport's engineers and technicians are in constant contact with those of Prodrivein order to learn and collect data that will later be valuable in the GCK H2 programme, whose ambition - in the long term - is none other than to win the Dakar Rally with a hydrogen-powered vehicle.
In January 2024, quadri amputee adventurer Philippe Croizon will be the first man to take part in the Dakar in a hydrogen-powered competition vehicle entered by GCK Motorsport.