Following much consideration and social media negativity to change the FIAWEC and ACO Launched the definitive regulations for the future top-category for Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship from September 2020. The Le Mans Endurance Hypercar (LMEH) category will target a time of 3 minutes 30 seconds for a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe and deployment thresholds will be in place to balance the very open formula to ensure a level playing field is available to those that commit to participation.
Below is the official video presentation giving more details of the regulations –
Homologation is for a five year period, encompassing the Centenary anniversary of the Great Race and that surely is a temptation for any manufacturer. It must be stressed though this is not just a manufacturer category, privateers are welcome and will be treated even-handedly.
Nick Holland spoke firstly with Gerard Neveu (WEC Chief Exec.) about the opportunity for innovation in the category and as Patrick Dempsey (honoured with the Spirit of Le Mans Award) had stressed the need to take care of our planet into the future. Listen Here
Nick went on to discuss the LMEH category with ACO Sporting Director Vincent Beaumesnil including the possibility to influence the balancing to a more ecological future. Listen Here
Further Announcements were forthcoming during the day, see news of Aston Martin’s plans and the evolution to Hypercar for the Toyota Gazoo Racing team.