A World Motor Sport Council bulletin today has confirmed various changes to the LMP2 regulations going forward.
As expected this includes clarity on a performance reduction for the cars, to ensure that a gap between the LMP2 class and the forthcoming Hypercar category, which is set to feature cars that run significantly slower than the current LMP1s.
The bulletin states that “performance requirements in the top class have been reduced to curb overspending, which has an evident knock-on effect on LMP2.
“The ACO and the FIA agree that adjustments to performance levels will play on parameters that do not affect chassis homologation. Engine power is the most likely candidate for modification.”
In addition, the eligibility of the current crop of LMP2 cars has also been extended by a year, to the end of 2022.
“Given the popularity of the current class and to minimise expense, current LMP2 cars will be accepted in competition for an extra year,” the bulletin reads.
“The LMP2 class remaining particularly attractive for private teams, the prototypes will undergo some modifications but remain eligible until June 2022 for the FIA WEC and end of December 2022 for the other endurance series.”