Cadillac confirms LMDh programme from 2023
American manufacturer Cadillac has today confirmed it will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023.
Cadillac, alongside constructor Dallara, are designing the new Cadillac LMDh car.
“We are excited to compete at the top level of international motorsport in the LMDh class beginning in 2023,” said Rory Harvey, Cadillac Global Vice President. “Like motorsport, Cadillac is making the transition into a future driven by alternative propulsion. The hybrid nature of the LMDh rules will help us to bridge our technology transfer to our all-electric future.
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“We are excited to carry forward our success and continue to transfer our learnings and technology from the track to our production vehicles. We have had great success with the championship-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R and look forward to building on that record into the future with the next generation Cadillac LMDh.”
Cadillac will partner on development of its LMDh chassis with Dallara, the constructor for the current Cadillac DPi-V.R competing in the WeatherTech Championship. Cadillac swept the driver, team and manufacturer championships in 2017 and ’18, compiled four straight wins in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (2017-2020) and leads the 2021 DPi manufacturer battle on the strength of four race wins thus far.
Chip Ganassi Racing and Action Express Racing, two of Cadillac’s current DPi teams, will continue in that role in the LMDh era. The Cadillac LMDh will make its competition debut at the Rolex 24 in January 2023, with the objective of participating at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.