At the start of the 2021 season of the World Endurance with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps there is an issue that worries the paddock of the category: the supremacy of the vehicles of the LMP2 on Hypercars, more powerful prototypes.
Like the new class LMH take the witness of the LMP1, the oldest class in the WEC until last year, presumably would be faster than the LMP2, the second-largest division. However, the general tests carried out between Monday and Tuesday showed the opposite.
“From the simulations we had carried out, we knew that we were going to be at the times when we turned… The LMP2 is a much lighter car that has almost maintained the same power and is highly developed. That is why we expected them to be fast ”, the Argentine explained to him Jose Maria Lopez a Automundo during a virtual press conference.
Pechito's opinion becomes relevant as he is one of the champions of the category together with the English Mike conway and the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi, his companions in the Toyota GAZOO Racing. "But what can be done is not in our hands", explained the Cordovan. "It is something that depends on the International Automobile Federation and the Automobile Club del Oeste"He explained in reference to the highest regulatory body for motor racing and the organizer of the event.
"We are at the limit of performance ... The logical thing would be to reduce the power of the LMP2 because we are fighting against them and we do the same times with a car that weighs 300 kilos more and with much less downforce. It's much more difficult for us… But that's what the Prologue was for… Now we hope they make the right decision ”, concluded López.
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- Automundo (@AutomundoArg) April 28, 2021