New 2020 hypercar regulations approved endurance racing took a significant step towards the future today with the approval by the fia world motor sport council of the new 2020 2025 regulations. A new top category of cars replacing the current lmp1 prototypes will be introduced from september 2020 and the hypercar era will have begun.

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The wec has yet to formally name the top class tier that will be introduced for 2020 with the regulations set to be finalised in november.

Wec hypercar 2020. The aco has confirmed the details of the world endurance championships hypercar regulations for the 202021 season ahead of this years le mans 24 hours. Aston martin first to confirm wec hypercar program aston martin has formally confirmed that it will compete in the fia wecs top class in the 202021 season which includes the 2021 le mans 24 hours. The lmp1 prototypes used in the top class for the first eight years of the championship will be phased out and replaced by a new class known as le mans hypercars.

Wec finalises hyper sport rules for 202021 as expected the wec will open up its top class to both specialised prototypes and machines derived from road going hypercars on the condition that at. The basics as laid out by the fia in its world council decision on friday june 14 are that the 202021 hypercar regulations are stable for five years that the performance windows established and confirmed at the time of homologation will ensure cars have comparable performance levels that the performance target at le mans in race conditions is 3m30s there will be no fuel flow meters or brake specific fuel consumption bsfc limitation. The highlights are that the 2020 hypercar regulations have necessarily limited technology and development included formula 1 style weight distribution limits 485 per cent front 15 percent and taken away much of what made the current lmp1 cars the high tech laboratories that the aco and fans so craved.

So far no major manufacturer has committed to the new class which is scheduled to debut for the 2020 21 wec season. The 20202021 championship is due to see a significant overhaul of the technical regulations in the top class of competition. The 2020 top class will continue to be hybrid powered with a single kers unit in the front of the four wheel drive cars and a target of 3m20s le mans lap times on limited fuel.

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