The WEC has 13 Hypercars entered by 2023

The World Endurance Championship (WECfor its acronym in English), announced this Wednesday its provisional entry list for the eleventh edition of the championship, which opens the era of hypercar, highest category. In total, the complete program that starts on March 17 in Sebring will be carried out by 38 cars, divided between 13 Hypercars, 11 LMP2 and 14 GT.

The year will be special within the world of resistance, since the 24 Hours of Le Mansjewel in the crown of WEC, celebrate their centenary and reach the record number of participants in the Hypercar, 13, doubling the number of participants in 2022 (6). The black leg prototypes are divided between the two Toyotaboth Ferrari (with the 50 for Miguel Molina), both Peugeotfour Porsche (two officers in association with Penske and two privately managed), one Cadillaca glickenhaus and the latest addition: the Vanwall Vandervell 680 which will be driven by an F1 world champion like Jacques Villeneuve.

LMP2 arrives Alpine with two cars and with an eye on 2024, when it will return to the highest category together with the arrival of brands such as Lamborghini either bmw. In this second category there will be 11 cars, with female representation with Doriane Pin in it Prema Racingcoming from GT Iron Dames that repeats presence in the third category. United Autosports, for its part, once again presents the youngest WEC competitor and current record holder for the youngest person to finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans: Josh Pierson17 years old.

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“The FIA ​​World Endurance Championship is about to embark on one of the most exciting seasons in its history. Seven manufacturers are lining up on the 13-car Hypercar grid. The season includes the Le Mans Centenary 24 Hours, highly anticipated by motorsport fans around the world. See you in Sebring on March 11 for the prologue to this fantastic season,” he says. Pierre Fillonpresident of the Automobile Club de l’Ouestin a statement sent by the WEC.

Richard MilleChairman of the FIA ​​Endurance Commission, and Frederic LequienCEO of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship, also point out the important boost that the championship will receive with the arrival of new teams in the top category and the presence of important teams in LMP2 and GT: “The LMP2 class continues to be a highly competitive platform, while the move to a single GT class is a step in the right direction that lays the right foundation for the future of GT racing in the world’s premier endurance series,” says the former, while the latter He adds: “It is very encouraging to see strong entries in LMP2, as well as a record-breaking LMGTE Am field as well – the WEC is shaping up for its best season to date.

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WEC 2023 Calendar

  • March 11 and 12: Prologue (Sebring)
  • March 17: 1,000 Miles of Sebring.
  • April 16: 6 Hours of Portimao.
  • April 29: 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps.
  • June 10 and 11: 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • July 9: 6 Hours of Monza.
  • September 10: 6 Hours of Fuji.
  • November 4: 8 Hours of Bahrain.

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