The German brand Porsche and the competition team Penske came together to create the Porske penske motorsport, team that will enlist a LMDh to compete in the World Endurance and IMSA in the United States.
Porsche and Penske have worked together before. In the 1970s, for example, they stood out in the Can-Am with 917; while in the first decade of 2006 they also celebrated titles in the American le mans with RS Spyder LMP2.
The LMDh is a joint regulation created by the WEC and IMSA to give greater impetus to endurance racing. The base of the vehicle is chassis LMP2 that can be motorized by any brand. In this way, these cars will be able to compete in the two tournaments as equals against Hypercar, the current senior class of the World Endurance.
The vehicle will be manufactured at Penske headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, although it has not yet been revealed where the WEC-related campaign will be headed from. The goal is to have it ready for 2023. The program also includes having customer cars in both categories.
Both parties stressed that more details of the project will be released by the end of the month.