Porsche has secured two new drivers for their upcoming LMDh programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The German car manufacturer has signed Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr, who will be developing the new car.
The LMDh concept is built on an LMP2 car, with the various car manufacturers being allowed to put in their own engine, and develop a special aero kit for the cars. The LMDh cars will run a standard Hybrid system across all cars, bringing the power up to a total of 680 Hp – which is the same as the Hypercar, which is currently active in the FIA WEC.
The Porsche car will be built by Multimatic, who also delivers the chassis to Audi.
Cameron won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar DPi Championship for Whelen Engineering in 2016, and for Acura Team Penske in 2019. Nasr was his replacement at Whelen Engineering, and he won the title in 2018 and 2021.
Team Penske will be running the Porsche programme in both series, but since the very first LMDh race is going to be run in the USA, and Multimatic is located in Canada, plus the fact that Penske is American – well, then most of the development will happen in the USA.
2022 will be used for testing, before the LMDh category officially starts in January 2023 at Daytona.