DELLORTO is proud to announce its appointment as Official Supplier to GCK Motorsport‘s cross-country programme
DELLORTO is proud to partner with GCK Motorsport, the media and motorsport flagship of French group “Green Corp Konnection (GCK)”, to supply the valves of the fuel cell on GCK Motorsport’s cross-country vehicle, the “GCK e-Blast H2″.
GCK Motorsport has been the first team to present a hydrogen-powered cross-country racer at the 2022 Dakar, with view to race the Dakar Rally with this vehicle in 2023/24.
The world-famous Dakar Rally has been dominated by vehicles with internal combustion engines in the past. However, with plans to achieve a climate-neutral event by 2030, the Dakar is now a stage for forward-thinking companies to demonstrate capabilities and technologies that will shape future mobility solutions.
DELLORTO will support GCK Motorsport’s commitment to playing a leading role in this exciting transition by providing its expertise in design and development of air management valves for fuel cells.
The sophisticated fuel cell air management system employs five different types of valves, entirely designed and manufactured by DELLORTO: Air shut off valve Inlet, Air shut off valve Outlet, Fuel cell stack by-pass, Humidifier by-pass valve, Pressure control valve. The valves feature an electric actuator with contact-less position sensor and are able to cope with the pressure and temperature conditions required for the specific application.
Andrea Dell’Orto – Vice President DELL’ORTO S.p.A.: “We are proud to be the official supplier of GCK’s mission in the prestigious Dakar Rally with a fuel cell powered vehicle. Motorsport and competition have been part of DELLORTO’s DNA since its foundation in 1933. Taking up the challenge of making cutting-edge components for the most difficult conditions excites us, and allows us to fine-tune our hydrogen solutions for an environmentally friendly future. “
Eric Boudot – CEO of Green Corp Konnection: “We are delighted to have DELLORTO support GCK Motorsport’s cross-country programme. Our plans are ambitious and having strong, experienced and advanced partners like DELLORTO to join us on this journey is very encouraging. DELLORTO and GCK align in their passion for motorsport and its role in technological advancement, and we look forward to working on this together in the future.”