From 2023, BMW will primarily focus on the IMSA series. But Le Mans should also be on the plan, although the Munich team has still not communicated that.
The team will be the IndyCar racing team Rahal Letterman, as with the GTE program. As a chassis partner, BMW will team up with Dallara. Oreca is by far the most successful LMP2 brand to date. But the current Daytona prototypes are also based on the LMP2 chassis – and this is where Dallara, in cooperation with Cadillac, has the edge.
In the concept study, the BMW M LMDh comes across as aggressive. The head of BMW Group Designwork Michael Scully explains: “This project is about combining the iconic elements of the design DNA of BMW M Motorsport with the performance-oriented architecture of an ultra-modern prototype.” That means: The front has a large front spoiler for aerodynamic downforce, the nose is divided into two tunnel systems.
BMW last won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 – back then with former Formula 1 drivers Joachim Winkelhock, Pierluigi Martini and Yannick Dalmas.