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ByKolles Confirms Partial Season for 2019-20, Hypercar

ByKolles only entering a few WEC races next season while focusing on 2020-21 Hypercar plans…

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ByKolles Racing has confirmed plans to enter select FIA World Endurance Championship races with its ENSO CLM P1/01 Gibson next season, while committing to the future Hypercar class.

The Austrian team has decided not to lodge a full-season entry in 2019-20, and so is not expected to appear on the entry list when it is released later this morning.

It plans to enter a few races next season, primarily the European rounds, with a focus on developing a Hypercar program for 2020-21, as reported by Sportscar365 on Thursday.

ByKolles has pledged to “build its own road-legal Supercar which will have its racing definition as a Hypercar”. 

Further details of the new top class Hypercar regulations will be revealed during this morning’s ACO press conference at Le Mans.

ByKolles plans to unveil its Hypercar in 12 months’ time at the 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is planning to race at Le Mans as part of its partial WEC entry.

The full-season LMP1 field is set to remain at eight cars despite ByKolles’ and DragonSpeed withdrawals, with the expected two-car Ginetta entry adding to stable two-car programs from Toyota Gazoo Racing, Rebellion Racing and SMP Racing.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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