24h Le Mans
05/12/2019 - 09:00

Make way for Le Mans Hypercar!

Yesterday, in Paris, the FIA World Motor Sport Council laid the foundations for the new endurance racing elite, the Le Mans Hypercar class, to be introduced for the 2020-21 World Endurance Championship.
Make way for Le Mans Hypercar!

The FIA World Motor Sport Council, the highest authority in endurance racing, has approved the first measures proposed by the ACO and the FIA WEC concerning the discipline’s new top class which will see hypercars leading the field in the 2020-21 world championship.

Le Mans Hypercar: endurance racing’s new premier league.
 

World Titles 

  • The competition will award the title of FIA World Endurance Champion to the winning Le Mans Hypercar drivers.
  • The team title will be conferred upon the car with the most points. If a team fields several cars, the points will be awarded to the highest placed car in each race.

Conditions of Entry 
Le Mans Hypercars will be homologated under the name of the marque and entry is subject to approval by the Endurance Committee.

Tests
Contrary to current rules, testing will not be restricted in the first year of homologation to give teams adequate opportunity to develop their cars. Restrictions will apply as of the second year. As was already the case in LMP1, restrictions will be imposed on the composition of Le Mans Hypercar teams: 40 people for a team entering two cars, 43 if they are hybrids.

Le Mans Hypercar and LMP2
To facilitate on-track cohabitation LMP2 will have a single tyre supplier and engine power will be reduced by 30kW as of next season. These measures will help keep costs under control.
 
The Le Mans Hypercar class is on course to enter the fray for the 2020-21 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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BREAKING NEWS: THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS POSTPONED TO 19–20 SEPTEMBER 2020