The first sketches of the racing BMW for Le Mans and endurance racing

Last summer, BMW announced that it was returning to the endurance races of the IMSA and WEC championships, such as the 24-hour race of Le Mans and the 24-hour race of Daytona, and today gave the first sketches giving a taste of the racing car, which will be called BMW M LMDh.

Mike Krack, head of BMW M Motorsport, stressed:

The BMW Team RLL is the ideal partner for the LMDh project. BMW M Motorsport has been working with Bobby Rahal and his crew with great success since 2009. During this time, we all got to know the IMSA series very well and we have celebrated great success together. From our point of view, the games in the top category and the challenge for victories from 2023 are the logical next step. When racing with a new racing car, it is a great advantage to already know what awaits you on the race track, on the tracks and in terms of organization. This happens 100% with the cooperation we have chosen. This also applies to BMW in North America. In addition, the BMW Team RLL is not only one of the best teams in North America in the GT category, but also in Formula One racing, so we have all the right ingredients for success.

The BMW Team RLL has been racing in the GT class of IMSA and the predecessor of the BMW racing car series since 2009, and in collaboration with BMW M Motorsport will prepare two LMDh prototypes for the 2023 season. The new racing car will debut in Daytona 2023 24-hour endurance race.

The racing car will weigh about 1,000 kg and according to the regulations will be powered by a 680 hp hybrid engine. It will be based on the prototypes of the IMSA DPi 2.0 class and the ACO LMP2 and Hypercar, and their chassis will be manufactured by Dallara, Ligier, Multimatic and Oreca.

BMW won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in 1999 with the V12 LMR.

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