September 30, 2020
IMSA / WEC

ACO, IMSA reveal LMDh regulation details

The ACO, which promotes the Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship, and IMSA, which hosts the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, have been working on a joint set of prototype regulations to come into force from 2022 onwards.More details of the so-called LMDh class were supposed to be revealed at March’s ‘Super Sebring’ event, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

McLaren says LMDh rules are “extremely appealing”

The new regulations, which will replace IMSA’s existing DPi regulations in 2022 and sit alongside the WEC’s Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) formula, were announced at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona by IMSA and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.A follow-up announcement featuring more details of the rules was planned for the ‘Super Sebring’ weekend in March, but was delayed owing to the global …Keep reading …

Remembering Michele Alboreto: F1 ace, Le Mans winner and good man

Michele Alboreto was not someone who became interested in racing only once he was involved. He was like you or I – a pure fan – long before he became a driver, and each year he’d make the 45min journey from home in Milan to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. In 1970, he was left tearful on witnessing Jochen Rindt’s fatal accident in practice, then felt the exhilaration 24 hours later as …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

“Vital” LMDh prototype rules to be revealed in two weeks

Speaking to Motorsport Network in the latest of our exclusive #thinkingforward interviews with the leaders in world motorsport, Fillon declared: “I think we will be able to announce the frame of the regulations in two weeks.”Details of the LMDh rules, based on the principles of IMSA’s LMP2-based DPi category, had been promised for the week of the ‘Super Sebring’ IMSA/WEC …Keep reading …

Porsche will formally evaluate WEC/IMSA LMDh entry

Pascal Zurlinden, boss of factory motorsport at Porsche, has revealed that his organisation has been tasked with carrying out a study on new rules that will allow the same machinery to compete for outright victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.”Our board member Mr Michael Steiner [who is responsible for motorsport as research and …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Sebring postponement to delay LMDh unveiling ‘a bit’

An announcement of further details of the new class that will allow the next breed of top-class IMSA machinery to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2021/22 was due next week when the two series came together for a double-header meeting at Sebring. IMSA president John Doonan stressed that the postponement of his series’ event to November and the cancellation of the WEC round …Keep reading …