Lamborghini participates in WEC and IMSA in 2024 with LMDh vehicle[F1-Gate .com]

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the motorsport division of Lamporgini, announced on Tuesday 17th May that it will develop an LMDh vehicle to compete in the 2024 WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) and IMSA Weathertex Portscar Championship. bottom.

“Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lamborghini, is an important milestone for us to step up to the pinnacle of this sports car race. I will measure myself. ”

“On the other hand, this not only further enhances the visibility of our successful motorsport program, but also allows us to test future technologies. Our LMDh prototype is the most sophisticated open lab on four wheels. become”

The Lamborghini announcement was welcomed by both WEC promoters Automobile Club del’Ouest and IMSA.

“The addition of a prestigious manufacturer like Lamborghini is great for endurance racing,” said ACO President Pierre Fillon.

“IMSA enjoys a long-standing partnership with Lamborghini, which dates back to the introduction of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America 10 years ago, and continues its successful GTD program at Urakan,” said IMSA boss John Dunan. comment.

“We are proud to see Lamborghini confirming plans to further expand its IMSA footprint to the top categories of GTP and prototype sports car racing in 2024.”

Lamborghini, a global one-make race supertrofeo, will add LMDh to its existing GT3 program.

Lamborghini has been working to piggyback on the Audi and Porsche-led Volkswagen Group’s LMDh project in collaboration with Multimatic, but at the same time partnering with French constructor Rige Automotive. It has been known. Therefore, this LMDh project is considered to work with Ligier, who has an existing relationship.

Lamborghini’s participation in the LMDh at the top of WEC and IMSA, called Hypercar and GTP, respectively, is believed to duplicate the model of the company’s GT3 program. Currently, there is no obvious factory team in Lamborghini, and IMSA’s GT World Challenge Europe, DTM, GT Daytona class and other series support the customer team Urakan GT3 Evo.

Giorgio Sanna, head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, hinted at this in the announcement of LMDh, with the new program “Expanding customer racing activities to new platforms and strengthening long-term partnerships with customer teams and drivers. It provides a unique opportunity. “

Teams known to have Lamborghini under negotiation include Prema, who participated in the WEC’s LMP2 class. But both Lamborghini and Prema emphasize that no transactions have been made so far.

Lamborghini will be the seventh manufacturer to work on the development of LMDh, following Audi, Porsche, Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Alpine. However, Audi’s program has been officially put on hold and is known to have been discontinued earlier this year.

The next-generation LMP2 chassis, which is the basis of the LMDh vehicle, has four licensed constructors, and Oreca, Dallara, and Multimatic each already have at least one confirmed partner. Ligier will acquire the first manufacturer partner.

The announcement of the partnership between Lamborghini and Ligier is scheduled for July, and it is highly likely that the configuration of the internal combustion engine of the new car will be announced on the spot.


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