The current LMP2 formula in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship will remain in IMSA until 2025, IMSA President John Doonan has confirmed, according to Sportscar365.
The site has reported the contents of a letter sent to teams and other personnel regarding the future of the LMP2 formula in the top-flight IMSA series. Doonan has confirmed the contents of the letter and verified the accuracy of the SportsCar365 report to MotorsportWeek.com.
In the letter, quoted by Sportscar365, Doonan states, “To enable current and potential future participants to properly plan ahead, IMSA today confirmed that the LMP2 class with the current generation cars will continue to be eligible in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through the end of the 2025 season.”
This is consistent with what the IMSA President told MotorsportWeek.com at Daytona during the Rolex 24 weekend back in January.
“We are in partnership with the ACO, and they are very involved as well owning the LMP2 formula,” Doonan said. “They have stated that LMP2 as a platform will be the same as it is today through the 2025 season.”
The letter also mentioned that the series will announce the fate of the LMP3 formula in the Weathertech Championship before June 1st 2023.
The current LMP2 formula debuted in 2017 and has not had any significant changes since. A major change was scheduled for 2024, but those plans have been delayed two years, back to 2026.
LMP3 entered the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in 2021. After IMSA debuted the VP Racing Sportscar challenge this year with a LMP3/GT4 field, the conversation surrounding the fate of the formula in the top series has sprung up.
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