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Probables
2021
2022
2023
2024
LMH revealed 6 July - testing December From mid WEC season (no LM24) Full WEC season Other Stellantis brands possible on Peugeot platform - Dodge, Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Opel, Vauxhall, DS, Fiat...
LMH - Full WEC season Full WEC season - 2 cars WEC plus Daytona, PLM
LMH - WEC from Portimao to LM24 Full WEC starting Sebring, 2 cars @ LM24 "WEC for another 5 years" Don't meet IMSA OEM status (2500 cars a year)  
Grandfathered LMP1 Rebellion (ORECA) in WEC -LMDh program launched Oct 21 WEC LMP1 continues till end of 2022 LMP2 for a year - developing drivers WEC with ORECA based LMDh
LMH roll out late Dec No WEC ,  “documentation issue” - testing LMH in spring... WEC planned as "Vanwall"  
LMDh Program announced after LM24

Dallara based, new GM engine, spring 2022 rollout

IMSA and WEC with Chip Ganassi Racing, Action Express from Daytona - no customer teams in 2023  
LMDh Program launched Multimatic based LMDh roll out first quarter - "on Hold" No works IMSA only WEC - WRT could do IMSA WEC plus customers
LMDh Program launched Multimatic based LMDh roll out early Jan 22 - Penske getting LMP2 experience - WEC entries possible... Works (with Penske) & customer cars in IMSA and WEC Multiple teams in WEC & IMSA
LMH Program launched Testing June 2022 WEC with AF Corse from Sebring Prologue WEC plus Daytona...
LMDh Program launched Dallara based LMDh - rollout mid 2022 @ Varano IMSA Season with RLL Customer teams, WEC & LM possible
LMDh Program launched ORECA based ARX-06 LMDh IMSA Season with Meyer Shank Racing & Wayne Taylor Racing LM possible
Announcement May 2022     Ligier based LMDh in WEC & IMSA
McLaren
ORECA LMDh program - engine supply not chosen - No official announcement before early 2022   WEC / IMSA with ORECA based LMDh
 
LMDh Chassis Providers / Race Debut
2022
2023
2024 & on..
ORECA
  Acura Alpine, McLaren?
Multimatic
  Audi?, Porsche Lamborghini? Bentley?
Dallara
  Cadillac, BMW Could support more projects...
Ligier
  No takers...  
       
Possibles
2021
2022
2023
2024
LMDh Program launched Multimatic based LMDh roll out first quarter - "on Hold" No works IMSA only WEC - WRT could do IMSA  
BR1
Dragonspeed considering LMP1 WEC entry for 2022      
Possible spin-off from VAG LMDh Centenary of LM24 win with Multimatic based LMDh?
Lotus
Geely interested in LMH
Jaguar
Tata interested in LMH
Honda
Possible spin-off from Acura LMDh Possible European based version of Acura LMDh  
Nissan
Has LPM2 car but no announcements      
Hyundai
More interested in future hydrogen class      
Ford
No recent interest      
Lexus
More into GT now?   IMSA with rebranded Toyota LMH possible  
Mazda
Concluded participation in prototype racing      
Mercedes
Not a word...      
Ex Audi LMP team plan 2025 entry - could be back earlier     Could run LM24 on biofuel Fangio LMH
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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