How many Cadillacs at the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans?


How many Cadillacs will we see at the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans? If only one is entered for the WEC for next season, some rumors point to a possible armada coming from Detroit (Michigan) to the Sarthe for the Centenary. To that of the world championship could thus be added the three planned in IMSA.

Race against time before Daytona

“You must be invited by the ACO to come to Le Mans, replied Laura Wontrop Klauser, director of sports activities at General Motors, on this subject during a press conference. If you are registered for the whole season, you are guaranteed to participate in Le Mans because it is part of the season, so we will have at least one. The rest we have to wait and work with the ACO. It will depend on what they are willing to do with us. We would like to see as many cars as possible there. Everything will come down to what is written on the invitation. »

At present, the priority at Cadillac is to present itself to three at the 24 Hours of Daytona (January 26-29), announced debut in competition. “As time passes between now and January, we will work on what we have and try to come up with the best we can with the constraints we are working under. The more cars you add, the less easy it is. It also means that your spare parts reserve will be a little less, but our goal is to be there at three. » Despite everything, Laura Wontrop Klauser was reassuring on this subject.

It is once the preparation schedule for the Florida classic held that Cadillac will look at that of the WEC. “We are prioritizing the preparation for Daytona, then we will look at the WEC and the unique characteristics on the championship circuits. » This could translate into trials on the Old Continent. “We would like to do some trials in Europe, confirms Laura Wontrop Klauser. We have to see when we can do it and on which tracks. Freight back and forth is also a long process at this time. So it’s a question of what we can do with the limited time we have. »

At present, the only GM crew guaranteed to make it to the Sarthe double clock next year is that made up of Alex Lynn, Earl Bamber and Richard Westbrook, but it would be surprising not to see at least the Cadillac V-LMDH with Sébastian Bourdais at Le Mans for the Centenary.

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