The Hypercar and LMP2 categories with balanced performance in the WEC

The FIA ​​confirmed that the engines in the lower category were derated.

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In order to harmonize performance levels between categories Hypercar y LMP2, the World Endurance Committee from International Automobile Federation and Western Automobile Club have decided further fine-tune the performance of the cars competing in the minor division.

This is to ensure that the performance windows of the two classes, as well as their speed profiles, remain constant on all circuits and in all weather conditions.

LMP2Therefore, Gibson engines, exclusive to this category, will deliver 400 kW instead of the previous limit of 450 kW. Moreover, the Hypercar category will have a single aerodynamic kit throughout the season and will be limited to the specification of Le Mans. He minimum weight of cars has also increased by 20 kg and has been set at 950 kg.

As announced last year, the initial plan was to reposition the performance window by adopting the specification of Goodyear tires 2021 and reducing the maximum power of the motor by 30 kW.

Following the initial testing phase and consultation with both Goodyear and the teams, the committee has decided that retaining the previously used compounds is the most appropriate option, given their proven and consistent performance in all conditions, as well as their drivability. .

In addition, the lower power limit will help reduce operating costs by extending the life of the different components.

The new level of performance will be introduced in all competitions (FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series) using LMP2 cars fit to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021.



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