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 BMW
Probables
2021
2022
2023
2024
LMH revealed 6 July - testing December From mid WEC season (may do 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 Oct (oh, it hasn't happened...) WEC could be 2 cars - new team name rumoured    
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 (or end of 21?) No works IMSA only WEC - WRT could do IMSA WEC plus customers
LMDh Program launched - Multimatic based LMDh roll out before end of 21 Penske LMP2 experience & new WEC base in Germany 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 LM possible
LMDh Program launched ORECA based LMDh IMSA Season with Meyer Shank Racing & Wayne Taylor Racing LM possible
McLaren
ORECA LMDh program - engine supply not chosen - no official announcement     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
     
       
Possibles
2021
2022
2023
2024
BR1
Dragonspeed considering LMP1 WEC entry for 2022      
Decision before end of 2021 now "more close"   Multimatic based LMDh after initial batch IMSA & WEC customer cars - K-PAX Racing "good tie in"
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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