Lamborghini Squadra Corse is developing the first LMDh prototype, which will debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (Hypercar) and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship (GTP class) in 2024.
Since 2015, Lamborghini has been racing at the pinnacle of GT racing and celebrating more than 40 championships between 2018 and 2020, including a triple victory in the GTD class at the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona, the first time a manufacturer has won it three times in a row. . . .
Now the company’s commitment to the LMDh class is a step up to the highest level of sport motor racing, allowing Lamborghini to compete for overall victories in the world’s most prestigious endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Daytona. 12 Hours of Sebring.
Lamborghini at LMDh from 2024
“This rise to the top echelon of sports motor racing is an important milestone for our company,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.
“We will compete against the best on the toughest tracks. On the one hand, this will give more visibility to our already successful motorsport program, but it will also allow us to test future technologies: our prototypes LMDh will be the best of us.” advanced open laboratory on four wheels.”
That’s why the LMDh fits perfectly into Lamborghini’s transition to hybrid technologies: by the end of 2024, the entire Lamborghini lineup will be hybridised. LMDh stands for Le Mans Daytona hybrid and gives its name to the new category of sports prototype race cars to be launched in 2023, offering the opportunity to participate in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sports. Car Championship in the highest category.
For Lamborghini, the LMDh program will complement Squadra Corse’s GT platform, consisting of the Super Trofeo and GT3, which form the core of the motorsport business for customers.
Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport
“I am absolutely delighted that Lamborghini is taking the next step in its motorsport journey, LMDh and the ultimate in sport motor racing. LMDh will play a special role in Lamborghini’s motorsport strategy, providing a unique opportunity to expand our clientele.” take operations to new platforms and strengthen our long-term partnership with client teams and drivers.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest
“The participation of a prestigious brand like Lamborghini is great for endurance racing. The new top category of the discipline, the hypercar, has attracted automakers from all over the world. We will soon celebrate the 24 Hours of Le Mans centennial. and a new golden age of endurance has just begun. For my part, I’m ready to make the most of it”.
IMSA President John Doonan
“IMSA has a longstanding partnership with Lamborghini that continues a successful GTD program going back to the North American launch of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo ten years ago. 2024 in the GTP and the top category of prototype sports car racing.”
“The commitment of another manufacturer of this caliber to race in the GTP strengthens the LMDh technical platform we’ve developed with our ACO partners, and we look forward to the debut of these new Lamborghini prototypes at the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.”