The FIA has confirmed that there will be no more LMP2 category in the World Endurance Championship from next year, leaving only two classes in the WEC – Hypercar and LMGT3.
This has been talked about for a long time, and the organizers of the championship hinted six months ago that they planned to leave the second “subclass” of sports prototypes.
This is due to the growing interest of major car manufacturers in the hypercar category, as well as the new LMGT3 class that will replace the GTE-Am. In any case, only 38 cars are allowed on the grid in most races of the series.
But that doesn’t mean the aging Gibson-powered Oreca 07 sports prototypes will be scrapped – they’ll continue to compete in championships such as the European Le Mans (ELMS), the Asian AsLMS series and the American IMSA. Interestingly, these cars will continue to compete at Le Mans, with ACO confirming that 15 seats will be reserved for LMP2 vehicles.
Source: F1 News
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