Porsche Motorsport and Audi Sport have announced, that they will collaborate with Multimatic in their upcoming LMDh programme.
It’s been rumoured for a long time, that the Canadian chassis manufacturer would be the choice for the two German brands, but it hasn’t been official until now.
Multimatic has been providing dampers for Porsche for many years, so this is a natural collaboration.
There is a further connection between Multimatic and Porsche in the USA, with Multimatic works driver Sebastian Priaulx competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
When Audi Sport shut their LMP1 programme down, and Joest Racing was hired to run the Mazda Motorsports programme in the IMSA series, there were several of the former employees and people around Audi Sport, made the move to the USA. Mazda is running the Multimatic chassis too, with Multimatic fully responsible for that motorsport programme since early 2020.
Multimatic is one of the four chassis manufactures in the current LMP2 regulations, as well as the new period of LMP2 and LMDh regulations starting 2023. The other three being Dallara, Ligier and ORECA.
The LMDh programme for Porsche and Audi will be test driving in 2022, before entering races in 2023, going for both IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship. Porsche has announced Team Penske as their official works partner in both series, while Audi hasn’t named any partner teams yet.