sportscar racing news


6 July 2021

More press releases:-





Eligibility for IMSA in doubt due to road car production of 2,500 units per year requirement -

Eligibility for WEC 2022 in doubt due to not entering all rounds -

Now seems all OK tweet

Porsche 963

Porsche newsroom 16 Dec 2020

Porsche Motorsport and Team Penske have agreed to collaborate closely in fielding a new LMDh vehicle, commencing in 2023. newsroom 4 May 2021

Porsche and Multimatic are partners in new hybrid racing class newsroom 18 May 2021

3 Chassis delivered to Penske in Nov 21 - testing late Dec 21

Update Dec 21 "...the rollout of the Porsche LMDh will not be able to take place until early January 2022"

It has... tweet

Possible privateers - Proton Competition (with Multimatic involvement)

Pic with headlights


Audi LMDh concept

Audi Media Center 29 April 2021 Press Release

Concept stage for new Audi sports prototype largely completed

Close cooperation with fellow group brand Porsche

First race initally planned for January 2023 at the Daytona 24 Hours

Now concentrating on WEC

This may not happen at all - sportscar365

Looking like an ex-project...

Acura Announces LMDh Plan for WeatherTech Championship in 2023

Press release from Acura Motorsports, Torrance, California 26 Jan 2021

“Acura Motorsports today confirmed it will continue to compete in the top category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023 under the new Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) format.”

ARX-06 Press Release TORRANCE, CA June 3, 2022



"BMW M Motorsport is returning to international prototype racing. A LMDh car is being developed for use in the North American IMSA series. From the 2023 season, this car will allow BMW M Motorsport to compete for overall race wins at such prestigious classics as Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta"

Website 11 Jun 2021 8th Sept 2021 - Dallara chassis confirmed

Michael Scully, BMW Group Designworks Global Automotive Director, said:

“Uniting the iconic elements of BMW M Motorsport design DNA with the performant architecture of an ultra-modern prototype is what this project is all about. The shape of the BMW M LMDh exemplifies the visceral efficiency which is so synonymous with BMW M Motorsport, yet the design process has been highly collaborative between BMW M Motorsport, Dallara, and BMW Group Designworks. Iterating the exterior surfaces with this team is particularly rewarding because each project partner has distinguished expertise in their discipline, yet there’s mutual respect and drive to find a transcendent, cohesive result together. I’m confident this car will be something we can all be proud of, and that the on-track results will reflect the development team’s great dynamic. For me personally, this project represents the synthesis of my professional design experience and life-long immersion in prototype racing at lower echelons as a driver. It’s indeed a dream realized.”

Ferrari LMH initial announcement and links

Press Release 7 June 2021

Ferrari sets June 22 target for Le Mans Hypercar test debut -

Cadillac Confirm LMDh Programme In IMSA And WEC -

Dallara chassis with new GM engine

“We need to have a rear wing per the regulations,” (program manager Laura Wontrop Klauser) said. “What we wanted to share with everybody was the vision. That was one of the very early renderings that sold the program in the company and got us excited about it."
More detail on new shots -

Interview with Lamborghini senior motorsport manager Chris Ward

By Marshall Pruett


Ligier to be chassis partner

Alpine A480 - Grandfathered LMP1 ex Rebellion R-13

Run by the multiple LMP2 title-winning Signatech team

WEC entry will continue until end of 2022

Replaced by ORECA based LMPh car in 2024

Thinking & Plans

2024 announcement

ByKOLLES confirms PMC Project LMH for 2021

Website 18 Sept 2020

Seems a bit "on hold" nothing on website since

& see Jan 2021-


PMC links to Lotus MotorCycles

Update mid Sept 2021 - Project to have 4 chassis by end of 2021 (two race, 1 track-day & 1 road) seems a bit more credible now... let's see!

Roll out "next week" 10th Dec 21 sportscar365

Now badged as Vanwall sportscar365 - see the V on the nose?

More at - seems dodgey - byKolles dodgey surely not :)



DragonSpeed considering Hypercar entry with BR1 sportscar365

Maybe Spyker as well...