Toyota, Glickenhaus and Peugeot have committed to racing in the WEC and at Le Mans with the ACO’s Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class, which allows prototypes based on either pure racing platforms to race at the top level. Both LMDh and LMH will be eligible to fight for the championship and will be made competitive by a Balance of Performance system.
Confirming that Porsche’s programme will start at the 2023 Daytona 24, Pascal Zurliden, head of factory motorsport at Porsche, said: “The best way to look at it is to look at the Daytona Prototype international class in IMSA – you can see outstanding racing at a high
level but at reasonable cost.
"The LMDh concept allows Porsche to continue to showcase the brand's DNA, which is going endurance racing.
"We can contest both championships and the biggest endurance races in the world with one car."
While Porsche revealed a teaser image of what it’s 2023 contender might look like, Zurliden confirmed that important decisions – including which LMP2 chassis to base the new LMDh car on, and what engine to use, have yet to be made.
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