Green light for Porsche’s return to endurance. The LMDh project is now officially underway after the brand’s Board of Directors has approved the return to Le Mans and Daytona. It will be in the year 2023, when the new American prototypes become the top category of the IMSA and receive permission to also compete in the WEC.
Porsche, therefore, will fight again for the triumph in its fetish test, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, precisely in the edition in which it will celebrate its centenary, that of 2023. The German manufacturer is the one with the most overall victories in the world endurance classic with 19 wins.
The Stuttgart brand has found in the LMDh regulation a more appropriate door to your interests to fight again for the great endurance races. To this day, the American prototypes are the only ones that can compete indistinctly in both the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the American championship (IMSA). In other words, only with them can you be eligible for victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona and at Le Mans.
“The new LMDh category will allow us to fight for outright victories with a hybrid system at the classic Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring tests, without excessive outlay. The project is extremely attractive to Porsche,acknowledges Oliver Blume, President of Porsche. Precisely the economic section is another of the arguments that have weighed in the decision, since these cars will be cheaper by including standard components in their hybrid systems.