Aston Martin will be able to put Valkyrie to start in LMP1 already in 2020March 9, 2019
The FIA World Council of Motorsport has made a significant adjustment to the WEC technical regulations, which will come into effect in 2020, reports the publication Racer.
Season 2019/2020 will be the last for sport prototypes LMP1, which will be replaced later on by hypercars. It was originally planned that the new cars of the top-end world championship in endurance racing should only be styled as road versions and be sport prototypes.
But the Technical Working Group examined the costs and came to the conclusion that, with such requirements, the budgets of the participants with two cars per season would significantly exceed the established bar of 20 million euros. And the main goal of the transition to the new regulations is to reduce costs by 75% and attract new participants after the departure of Nissan, Audi and Porsche from LMP1 in recent years.
In order to achieve this goal, manufacturers are allowed to put racing versions of hypercars at the start. So theoretically already in 2020 it will be possible to see the racing version of the Aston Martin Valkyrie on the WEC tracks.
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