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IMSA Reaffirms Commitment To DPi In Wake Of ‘Hypercar’ Technical Regs Being Published

Atherton congratulates the FIA and ACO

IMSA has responded to the announcement today that the 2020 LMP ‘Hypercar’ Regulations have been approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

Its President Scott Atherton has made it clear that IMSA is still committed to its DPi formula, which will run through the end of the 2021 season. It is notable though, that he hasn’t ruled out IMSA adopting the new regulations in the future.

“IMSA would like to congratulate our partners at the ACO and FIA on the announcement of the regulations for their new category of cars,” said Atherton in the brief statement. “We have appreciated the opportunity to be an active participant of the Technical Working Group which developed these regulations for the new 2020 Hypercar.

“We continue to be committed to the growth of sports car racing worldwide with a focus on maintaining a thrilling and sustainable North American championship.

“Our DPi and LMP2 cars have a current homologation through the end of our 2021 season, so there is time for current and potential DPi manufacturers to evaluate these regulations as we look ahead to any possible evolution of the current platform.”