I wonder if we'll eventually see Audi in IMSA thanks to the crossover in regulations.
I could see a few ex Audi DTM teams coming in too who aren’t interested in running upgrades GT3 machinery.From the IMSA thread:
Putting on my tinfoil hat: long time Audi team Phoenix Motorsport goes into LMP2 as they want to be in LMDh and the boss their said that he thinks factory support will be crucial. I wouldn’t be surprised if they would be one of the main Audi LMDh teams laters.
Great news indeed!!! Now dreaming about Porsche following that movement
Well... put it this way. When Aston Martin pulled out of Hypercars, it cited the inclusion of LMDh as a reason - although it was also experiencing serious financial issues, which the ACO strongly hinted at being the real reason in a quite terse response.Are LMDh machinery absolutely on par with the hyperclass? Or is this like the hybrid vs non hybrid scenario we had for years in LMP1?
I wouldnt expect Audi to put a programme together if it wasn't in with a realistic chance to win overall victory.
Thanks for that link, I seemed to have missed this information.Well... put it this way. When Aston Martin pulled out of Hypercars, it cited the inclusion of LMDh as a reason - although it was also experiencing serious financial issues, which the ACO strongly hinted at being the real reason in a quite terse response.
Yes, they are supposedly equivalent categories. LMDh is LMP2-based with four spec chassis (Dallara, Oreca, Ligier, Multimatic), a spec gearbox (Xtrac), hybrid battery (Williams) and motor (Bosch), manufacturer body and combustion engine. They are balanced with BOP to match Le Mans Hypercars...Audi not compete against Toyota, SCG and By kolles? or LMDH is in the same level of Hypers?