Breaking: BMW confirm return to prototype racing
The Bavarian marque brings to a close a two-decade long absence from the top-flight of endurance racing
BMW has this evening confirmed that they will return to top-flight endurance racing with a 2023 LMDh programme.
CEO of BMW M, which oversees motorsport activities, Markus Flasch took to Instagram to tell fans that the Bavarian marque was returning to the sport.
BMW join German rivals Audi and Porsche in planning to build cars to the new LMDh ruleset, with Acura also confirming plans for the new category.
The LMDh cars are eligible to race in both IMSA WeatherTech Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, meaning that BMW could return to Le Mans over 20 years on from their 1999 victory with the V12 LMR.
The ACO have allowed this new category to race as part of the Hypercar class, which will feature major auto-manufacturers Toyota, Peugeot, and Ferrari.
The announcement, despite being to the point, does not provide information on driver line-ups, race programmes, or indeed which of the four chassis manufacturers will provide the foundation for their LMDh.