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LMP1s Set to Be Grandfathered Through 2022

Alpine A480 Gibson set to be eligible for further season amid grandfathering extension clause…

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LMP1 non-hybrids are set to be grandfathered for an additional year in the FIA World Endurance Championship following approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

Confirmed in the latest meeting on Friday, the WEC Selection Committee will have the “option” to allow such cars into the championship for “a further year.”

This would extend the current eligibility through the end of the 2022 season.

Alpine Endurance Team, which has recently confirmed a LMDh entry beginning in 2024, is currently the only entrant utilizing the grandfathering clause in the championship. 

As previously reported by Sportscar365, the French manufacturer had been pushing for an extension of the regulations into 2022 for its ORECA-built Alpine A480 Gibson.

In other news, new testing limitations will come into force for cars homologated in the Hypercar class prior to the 2021 season and entering the second year of its homologation cycle.

While details have not been released, the FIA says this has been made to prevent cost escalation.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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