IMSA - Current LMP2 cars accepted until end of 2025
Currently, five classes are accepted in IMSA: GTP, LMP2, LMP3, GTD PRO and GTD. With many experts agreeing that this is too many, there have been rumours that one of these classes may be abolished. For a time, due to the higher running costs of LMP3, the abolition of LMP2 was discussed.
However, this will not happen, as IMSA confirmed today in a letter to the teams.
"To enable current and potential future participants to properly plan ahead, IMSA today confirmed that the LMP2 class with the current generation cars will continue to be eligible in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through the end of the 2025 season. Specific details on IMSA’s future plans for LMP3 eligibility within IMSA sanctioned series will be announced by June 1, 2023."
As a reminder, LMP3 was initially accepted in 2021 to make up the numbers until the manufacturers returned to the main category. But the class has been retained. Will the Ligier JS P320 and other Duqueine D08s still be in the running next year? Nothing is less certain. Perhaps they will, as expected, be relegated to the lower echelon, regaining the status they had from 2017 to 2021 in the IMSA Prototype Challenge.
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