The full season entry list for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship has officially been revealed. 38 cars from nine different manufactures across the classes Hypercar, LMP2 and LMGTE-Am are set to race for the Endurance Championship title in 2023.
The headlining Hypercar class will feature a total of 13 LMH and LMDh cars, making it the largest top category field in recent years.
Toyota’s line-up remains unchanged as they will try to defend their World Championship title against its newest competitors.
LMH manufacturers Peugeot with their 9X8 Hypercar and Ferrari with its all-new Ferrari 499P will field two cars each, while LMDh constructor Cadillac Racing will be on the the grid with one Cadillac V-LMDh prototype racer. Porsche, also an LMDh manufacturer, will be present with four cars in total. The German marque will start the season at Sebring with two factory cars, while customer teams Hertz Team Jota and Proton Competition will join the championship later on.
Glickenhaus Racing will return as a non-hybrid manufacturer, entering a single Glickenhaus 007 in the Hypercar category.
After facing legal troubles for naming rights last year, ByKolles will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2023. The German-based team is set to enter their Vanwall Vandervell 680 under the Floyd Vanwall Racing team name.
11 full season entries in LMP2
United Autosports, Team WRT, and Prema will tackle the Endurance season with a two-car effort each. Joining the ranks will also be Alpine Elf Team who are stepping down to the LMP2 class as they prepare for the debut of their LMDh program in 2024.
Having stepped up to to the top-level Hypercar class, reigning LMP2 class champion Jota have scaled back to a single car entry. Vector Sport and Inter Europol Competition will complete the LMP2 grid with one Oreca 07 each.
Record-breaking LMGTE-Am field
After LMGTE-Pro was discontinued at the end of the 2022 season, GTE-Am has become the only production-based class in WEC competition. Six Porsche 911 RSRs, four Ferrari 488 GTEs, three Aston Martin AMRs and a single Chevrolet Corvette C8.R make up the biggest GTE-Am field in WEC history.
After switching from Ferrari to Porsche, Iron Lynx will run two 911 RSRs in the 2023 season, one car entered under the all-female Iron Dames banner.
Reigning GTE-Am champion Ben Keating switched to Corvette Racing. This will be the first season for the American factory team in the amateur category.
After two full seasons in LMP2 with Signatech, Richard Mille joins GTE-Am in cooperation with AF Corse. The Italian team will field two more Ferrari 488 GTE Evos under its own banner.
Proton Competition, GR Racing, Team Project 1 with TF Sport and Kessel Racing will also return to GTE-Am competition.
You can check out the full 2023 WEC entry list here
The 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship, which consists of seven rounds, will get underway on 17 March with the 1000 Miles of Sebring.
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