Endurance. BMW is thinking of the WEC by 2024. Sport


According to the specialized American site Sportscar365, BMW is studying a finish in the WEC world championship in 2024. The LMDh of the brand with the propeller has been scheduled to make its debut in the North American IMSA championship, in January 2023, at the 24 Hours of Daytona. It would therefore extend its field of action the following year with the world series proposed by the ACO.

“We are committed to the IMSA 2023 season with the two team cars Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, advances Andreas Roos, boss of BMW Motorsport. In parallel, we are already examining what the 2024 programs could look like. It could be to have customers in IMSA, or to run cars in WEC. There is still a long way to go. »

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« Everyone wants to win Le Mans »

A sports program in North America is justified by the fact that half of the BMWs with the « M » logo are sold in this part of the world. But, continues Roos: “When you develop an LMDh that can race in IMSA and also in the world championship, including Le Mans, then of course you think about it. “We all know how unique Le Mans is. Everyone wants to win Le Mans, that’s why we’re thinking about that too. A victory at Le Mans is always something special. We have already won it, but we want to win it again. » BMW won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 with Yannick Dalmas, Joachim Winkelhock and Pierluigi Martini on the V12 LMR.

photo this season, rll racing is entering the new m4 in the gtd-pro category, in the imsa championship.  a way to prepare for the arrival of the lmdh.  © bmw motorsport

This season, RLL Racing is entering the new M4 in the GTD-Pro category, in the IMSA championship. A way to prepare for the arrival of the LMDh. © BMW Motorsport

The future Bavarian LMDh is developed on the basis of a Dallara chassis. It should make its first rounds in the middle of the year, first in Europe, then in the United States.



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