After the affirmation past thirty day period that Lamborghini will be a part of endurance racing’s premier category with an LMDh project for the FIA Globe Endurance Championship (WEC) and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA) from 2024, final confirmation comes right now that Ligier Automotive will offer the chassis and bodywork for the new vehicle.
Considering the fact that the acquisition of the Ligier brand at the end of 2013, the carmaker, based in Magny-Cours and Amilly in France, as nicely as in the United States with its subsidiary Ligier Automotive North America, has intended and constructed a lot more than 500 racing cars and trucks, from sport-prototypes to one-seaters and GTs.
Ligier Automotive was by now involved in the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) category as a specialized supplier to a big constructor.
The enterprise is now stepping up its role in the new premier stamina racing group by means of its association with Lamborghini in Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh). Ligier Automotive will source the Italian manufacturer with the backbone of its new era of LMP2 automobiles and the bodywork package deal of the long run Lamborghini LMDh.
The Ligier, dependent Lamborghini will join the 2023 batch of autos from Porsche LMDh with a Multimatic Chassis in both the WEC and IMSA, BMW (now IMSA only) and Cadillac (WEC and IMSA) LMDh cars and trucks both featuring a Dallara base and Acura (IMSA only).
In 2024, Alpine will also sign up for the LMDh numbers in the FIA WEC with a car chassised by ORECA.
In the FIA WEC, the Lamborghini will also deal with off from the LMH-regulations cars and trucks from Toyota, Ferrari, Peugeot and Glickenhaus in the Globe Championship’s merged Hypercar class.
“We are incredibly proud that Lamborghini has selected Ligier Automotive for its LMDh programme,” claims Jacques Nicolet, President of Ligier Automotive.
“Proportionally, we have remained in our respective fields of action as providers on a human scale. A commitment to reaching determined goals in record time is a precedence for our overall team. Ligier is a burgeoning business, and this decision by Lamborghini honours us and confirms our strategic route in France and the United States.”
“We are happy to announce the technological partnership with Ligier on the LMDh project”, mentioned Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini Head of Motorsport. “As in Lamborghini Squadra Corse we have identified in Magny Cours a workforce of youthful, qualified and motivated folks. We previously feel as a person workforce and we seem forward to the next worries in front of us.”