“As you know GT was always an important parameter for ACO and FIA,” he said at a pre-Le Mans 24 Hours press conference. “It’s important for us that many amateurs can race.
“The current situation is that until 2023 we will keep the current categories but from 2024 on we will have a new GT category which will be based on the current GT3 platform and our goal is to work on this topic during the second half of the year.
“We want all this to be finalised at the FIA World Motorsport Council at the end of the year.”
The number of WEC entrants in the expensive GTE Pro class has reduced in recent years, with factory teams from Aston Martin, Ford and BMW pulling out, although numbers in the amateur class have remained healthy.
The new GT3-based category will come into force in 2024 at the same time as revised LMP2 regulations.