French team will enter the main competition with two cars
Alpine announced that from 2024 it will join the Le Mans Daytona Hypercar (LMDh) class of the WEC Endurance World Championship with two cars.
The LMDh is the top class of the two that make up the Hyoercar category from 2022 onwards and will understand the regulations that allow competition in the WEC and IMSA (championship) American Resistance) and the same car can be seen competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Alpine’s WEC 2024 team will continue to count on Sigantech’s work and support of the F1 team. The Oreca chassis will house an Alpine engine developed in Viry-Châtillon and the bodywork will also reap aerodynamic benefits developed in F1.
Alpine’s entry into the LMDh class will continue to be led by Philippe Sinault , the founder of Signatech and the current director of the WEC Alpine team.
“Signatech is very proud to have been chosen by Alpine to join the LMDh. This challenge represents the culmination of a joint project that started eight years ago. More than ever, we have big ambitions and we are happy to take it our collaboration to another level. After a 32-year career in motorsport, I’m looking forward to challenging the world’s most prestigious manufacturers with Alpine, a brand that transmits passion and lives for victories.”
Alpine’s entry into the LMDh in 2024 is aimed not only at the sporting side “on an equal footing with its rivals” as the economic aspect, as it “facilitates the sale of cars to client teams” and this “allows to ensure the commitment to Endurance racing for at least four years”.
Until 2024, Alpine and Signatech maintain the current partnership in the WEC in the Hypercar class (current LMH) preparing the arrival to the top LMDh.