The ACO has clarified that that’s not the case and that they will approve entries on a case by case basis.
Gosh how will we cope without the annual ByKolles fire? Historically privateers have been satellite/customer operations.
This feels like a mistake. The lmdh cars could share a common chassis but it should be based around a gt styled car not the traditional prototype design. They'll probably have a huge drag advantage over the hypercars and pegging them back with bop is probably going to look similar to the rebel Vs Toyota story over the past year.bill shoe wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:30 pmThe king is dead, long live the king!? Hypercars obsoleted already?
WEC and IMSA made a peace treaty to unify their classes (great!), and it involves a new top-tier class. Kind-of.
Beginning with LeMans 2022, WEC's top class will consist of both Hypercars and LMDh. LMDh will be traditional looking modern prototypes that are similar to IMSA's current DPI prototypes. So Hypercars will only have one year at LeMans (2021) at the top of the roost before they are joined by LMDh cars. WEC and IMSA will keep the very different Hypercars and LMDh cars equal through BOP Balance of Parity adjustments. I'm sure this will cause no problems or controversy.
The combo of Racer.com and Marshall Pruett are probably the best source on the planet for info-
https://racer.com/2020/01/24/imsa-and-a ... agreement/
https://racer.com/2020/01/24/lmdh-to-re ... nvergence/
https://racer.com/2020/01/24/too-early- ... nvergence/
https://racer.com/2020/01/24/pruett-con ... me-truths/
Jean-Marc FINOT, PSA Motorsport Director: « We are currently in the early stage of building up our WEC techical project and we acknowledge REBELLION’s decision that appoint us in a direction to modify the configuration of our operational system by 2022.
Their decision to withdraw does not change PEUGEOT’s program in endurance. We continue working with enthusiasm in a configuration refocused with our partner TOTAL, to design a race car that will be a source of pride for PEUGEOT and that will be perfectly alligned with its energetic transition. »
Peugot and Oreca separated basically the moment LMDh was finalized and Oreca decided to focus on their LMP2 program and LMDh modifications of the same. Which also lead to Rebellion Racing dissolving after this season, Peugot will now be partnering with Total Racing.