Cadillac has finally confirmed the long-awaited LMDh programme, which has been rumoured for a long time.
The American car giant will once again work together with Dallara, who has built their current DPi car, to create the future prototype, that will compete in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The car manufacturer has teamed up with two teams, to run the cars. Action Express Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing will be the official part teams, for the effort.
It’s still not confirmed if CGR will run the FIA WEC programme too. The team ran the Ford GT programme in both the USA and in FIA WEC, for the 3-4 seasons that it lasted. They had a European arm based in England, running the FIA WEC team, while the IMSA team was run out of the Indianapolis workshop.
The first race will be the Daytona 24 Hours 2023, where all the other LMDh car manufacturers will show up too, which includes Acura, Audi, BMW and Porsche already having confirmed a programme, while more are excepted to show up too.
The LMDh cars are based on the new LMP2 chassis, and will have a common hybrid system integrated. Each car manufacturer will have specific bodywork made for the car, and they will put their own motor in the back of it and will go racing like that.
The car will be equalized via BOP, so they can compete against each other, but also the LMH models, which are completely home built from the ground by Toyota Gazoo Racing, Glickenhaus Racing, Peugeot, and perhaps the biggest of them all, Ferrari, who already has confirmed a programme and/or is already active in the FIA WEC.
Cadillac has released a graphic of a car, without a rear wing, just like the Peugeot LMH car is wingless. Time will tell, exactly how close to the final product, that the current drawings will turn out to be.