- Lamborghini eligible to compete at 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours at Daytona, and 12 Hours of Sebring
- Brand has been competing in GT racing since 2015
Italian auto manufacturer Lamborghini has revealed plans to compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the SportsCar Championship in 2024.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the company’s motorsport department, will develop its first Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) prototype, which will join the WEC’s hypercar class and the SportsCar Championship’s GTP class.
It means Lamborghini will be able to compete in prestigious endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours at Daytona, and 12 Hours of Sebring.
Since 2015, Lamborghini has been competing in GT racing, bagging more than 40 titles. It also achieved the triple GTD class win at the 24 Hours at Daytona between 2018 and 2020, becoming the first manufacturer to win three times in a row.
“This step up into the highest echelon of sports car racing marks an important milestone for our company,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini chairman and chief executive.
“We will be measuring ourselves against the very best, on the most demanding proving grounds. On one hand, this will give our successful motorsports programme even more visibility, but it will also allow us to test future technologies: our LMDh prototypes will become our most sophisticated open laboratory on four wheels.”
Lamborghini added that Squadra Corse is making the step into a motorsport landscape ‘driven by hybrid propulsion’, which ties into the company’s pledge to have an entirely hybridised range by the end of 2024.