Richard Mille, president of the FIA Endurance Commission, is pleased with the news that the ACO and IMSA have released the draft technical regulations for the LMDh category, praising the two organisations for their work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ACO and IMSA released their draft of the technical regulations for the new top class in international endurance racing on Thursday after it was originally supposed to be presented at the Super Sebring event in March.
“I am delighted with the fact that despite the difficult circumstances, the ACO and IMSA kept on working hand in hand and were able to outline further technical details of the LMDh platform,” said Mille. “
To have cars being able to fight for overall victories in top classes of endurance racing on both sides of the Atlantic is something vital to the future of our sport and a very attractive proposition for potential manufacturers.”
The new regulations that LMDh and the WEC’s LMH category will be able to race side-by-side at both WEC and IMSA events, although LMH particpation at IMSA events can only take place once performance at IMSA circuits can be further validated.
Furthermore, LMDh machinery will have one bodywork package with identical aerodynamic performance, a single tyre supplier and a common single source rear wheel drive hybrid system.
LMDh cars are expected to make their competition debut in 2022, although the timeline could potentially be altered further as a result of the consequences brought on by the global pandemic.