FIA WEC Season 9 signifies the start of an exciting new era for endurance racing with the introduction of the Hypercar category. Toyota has already unveiled its Hypercar challenger for 2021, with Peugeot set to follow suit in 2022 and Porsche and Audi shortly after. In the meantime, the 2021 entry list looks extremely promising with strong manufacturer representation, world-class teams and an impressive roster of drivers from the motorsport fraternity.
The quality of entries in all four categories, which is split almost equally between prototypes and GTEs, will provide non-stop action and entertainment throughout the six-round season.
The dawn with a new era with Hypercar
The new top class for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship is called Hypercar. The category replaces LMP1 as the premier league of endurance racing. The stylish, high-performance machines announce a new era for the discipline. Several founding principles underpin the regulations: a variety of competitors including manufacturers and privateers vying for the overall win, controlled budgets, and spectacular cars with the signature style of the marques behind them.
Hypercar comprises two types of machine: Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) and Le Mans Daytona h (LMDh).
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