WEC and IMSA announce new prototype class to compete in multiple series!

25-01-2020 12:23
by Adam Newton
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WEC and IMSA announce new prototype class to compete in multiple series!

It has been revealed that a new class of car, named the LMDh class will be formed for the 2022 season to compete in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Pierre Fillon and Jim France, bosses of the ACO and IMSA respectively, have decided to allow the new class to compete in the big races at Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona, along with the rest of the WEC season.

Fillon said: “This announcement today is the crucial starting point for a joint endurance racing future, supported by both the ACO and IMSA. The platform represents the convergence achieved by both organizations which is a great success story for endurance racing. 

“A manufacturer will soon be able to compete in the top category of two championships, the FIA WEC and the WeatherTech Championship. We can’t emphasize enough, as it’s exceptional, how many opportunities this long-term sporting and marketing vision will open up.”

France added: “When my father, Bill France Sr., brought the first Daytona Continental sports car race here to Daytona International Speedway back in 1962, he wanted to bring together sports car drivers, teams and manufacturers from around the world.

"With the ACO, IMSA and manufacturers aligned, today’s announcement proudly takes my father’s vision to the next level.”

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