BMW entered the Le Mans Daytona Hybrid class
The German team will compete against cars built by Audi, Acura and Porsche
It was January 2020 when the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the International Motor Sports Association signed the agreement for the birth of the new Le Mans Daytona Hybrid class. The chassis of the racecars belonging to this category will be built by Dallara, Ligier, Multimatic and Oreca while Bosh and Williams Advance Engineering will be responsible for making the electronic components of the vehicles.
Initially, the companies that confirmed the construction of cars for this class were Audi, Acura and Porsche, but now the confirmation has arrived that BMW will also make an LMDh. The German team had not fielded such vehicles for over 20 years, ever since it entered the American Le Mans Series with the V12 LMR, winner of the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The construction of two cars is currently planned, but the possibility of supplying them to other teams who request them is not excluded. It is still unclear whether the cars will only participate in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship or if they will also be fielded in the WEC.