The FIA have confirmed LMP2 will exist until 2022 after Hypercar concerns

Confirmed during the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Cologne, the current generation LMP2 cars will be able to race through to the end of the 2021/22 WEC, and 2022 ELMS seasons.

Photo: Nick Duggan

Despite being extended, the class is expected to undergo performance changes as a result of the Hypercar involvement.

When the FIA and ACO revealed their plans for Le Mans premiere class, the Hypercars had a target laptime of around 3m30s in race trim at Le Mans, a time very much capable of the current LMP2 spec machinery.

Now it appears that LMP2 will be slowed through an RPM limit restriction in order to fall in line with he changing classes.

Personally, I am really happy to see LMP2 get extended. The category has provided some of the most exciting endurance racing of recent times, and the current spec car is super reliable as well as super quick.

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