Porsche will be gunning for its 20th victory at La Sarthe, and its head of motor sport Fritz Enzinger emphasised the significance of chasing this milestone with Penske.
“Porsche and Penske share a proven track record of success. This partnership had a lasting impact from 2006 to 2008 on what was then the American Le Mans Series,” he said. “Team Penske has made a name for itself with an almost unparalleled success story in motorsport. In the long list of victories to date, however, the name of ‘Le Mans’ has been missing. I hope that we will finally be able to chalk up this success as of 2023 with Porsche Penske Motorsport. This would then mark Porsche’s 20th overall victory at the Sarthe – a dream come true.”
Porsche also reiterated its commitment to offering its LMDh cars to customers.
Audi has already committed to the LMDh class in both WEC and IMSA. The new LMDh class will run concurrently with the Le Mans Hypercar class, as part of an overall ‘Hypercar’ class. Acura has confirmed its participation in America’s top category, whilst Alpine is also thought to be likely to join the LMDh ranks in WEC eventually, but is running an updated LMP1 chassis this season.