Motorsport | Endurance | Official : Lamborghini to join WEC and IMSA in 2024

Lamborghini Squadra Corse is establishing its initially LMDh prototype, which will debut in 2024 in the FIA Earth Stamina Championship (Hypercar class) and the IMSA WeatherTech Athletics Car Championship (GTP course). Considering the fact that 2015, Lamborghini has been competing at the pinnacle of GT racing, celebrating much more than 40 titles and some special achievements: the triple GTD class get at the legendary 24 Hours at Daytona between 2018 and 2020 was the to start with time a company received a few times in a row. Now, the company’s determination to the LMDh course is the stage into the leading level of sports automobile racing, allowing for Lamborghini to compete for general victories at the world’s most prestigious endurance races, such as the 24 Hrs of Le Mans, 24 Hrs at Daytona and 12 Several hours of Sebring.

“This phase up into the optimum echelon of sports car or truck racing marks an significant milestone for our enterprise,” stated Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “We will be measuring ourselves in opposition to the pretty ideal, on the most demanding proving grounds. On just one hand, this will give our effective motorsports plan even a lot more visibility, but it will also allow for us to exam long term systems: our LMDh prototypes will become our most advanced open up laboratory on four wheels.”

In maintaining with the company’s racing qualifications and heritage in innovation, Squadra Corse is making the stage into a motorsport landscape driven by hybrid propulsion. LMDh is, thus, the best match with Lamborghini’s transition to hybrid technologies: by the conclude of 2024, the whole Lamborghini array will be hybridized.

LMDh stands for Le Mans Daytona hybrid and presents the name to the new sporting activities prototype race car or truck category debuting in 2023, offering the risk to compete in both equally the FIA Globe Stamina Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech Sporting activities Car Championship in the best class. For Lamborghini, the LMDh application will operate in addition to Squadra Corse’s GT platform, consisting of Tremendous Trofeo and GT3, which remains the core of its consumer motorsport procedure.

Speaking about the entry into LMDh, Lamborghini Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna commented: “I am unquestionably delighted that Lamborghini will be having the upcoming step in our motorsport journey, the stage into LMDh and the top level of sports car racing. LMDh will participate in a unique position in Lamborghini’s Motorsports system, giving us the unique possibility to extend our shopper racing routines to new platforms and implement our long-phrase partnership with client teams and drivers.”

Pierre Fillon, President of the Auto Club de l’Ouest commented: “To be joined by this kind of a prestigious make as Lamborghini is superb for endurance racing. Hypercar, the discipline’s new top rated tier, has captivated carmakers from across the globe. We are shortly to rejoice the centenary of the 24 Several hours of Le Mans, and an additional golden age of endurance is just commencing. I for 1 am prepared to get pleasure from it to the fullest.”

IMSA President John Doonan stated: “IMSA has relished a longstanding partnership with Lamborghini relationship back again to the introduction of Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo North The us a decade in the past and continuing into a effective GTD program. We are proud that Lamborghini is confirming programs to increase its IMSA footprint even additional in 2024 into GTP and the major class of prototype sporting activities car racing. Obtaining an additional company of this caliber make the commitment to race in GTP reinforces the LMDh complex platform that we made together with our companions at the ACO, and we cannot wait to see these new Lamborghini prototypes debut in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.”

Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO, commented: “We are honoured that Lamborghini will be part of the Hypercar course of FIA WEC from 2024. Lamborghini is an legendary brand name but it has under no circumstances competed in the premier course of endurance racing right before. They will be a part of the FIA WEC at a very enjoyable time in its record. For the 2024 year there will be an outstanding line-up of marques competing in our leading class. The levels of competition will be fierce but we have no doubt that Lamborghini will be in the thick of the fight. Lamborghini has been highly prosperous in other lessons of stamina racing so we are not able to wait around to see them contend for overall victories at our iconic activities.”