Current-generation LMP2 cars are now eligible to race in IMSA through the end of 2025.
The current LMP2 model will be eligible for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through the end of the 2025 campaign.
IMSA President John Doonan on Friday revealed the organization’s position on its second-tier prototype class in a letter to teams and stakeholders. He also mentioned that LMP3’s future plans would be disclosed by the end of May.
LMP2 and LMP3 were previously only confirmed to run until the conclusion of the current WeatherTech Championship season.
“To enable current and potential future participants to properly plan ahead, IMSA today confirmed that the LMP2 class with the current generation cars will continue to be eligible in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through the end of the 2025 season,” the letter reads.
“Specific details on IMSA’s future plans for LMP3 eligibility within IMSA sanctioned series will be announced by June 1, 2023.”
The current LMP2 car generation made its debut in 2017, and since it was split off from DPi in 2019, it has competed in a separate class in the WeatherTech Championship.
The debut of a new type of LMP2 car was scheduled to replace the 2017 production permanently in 2024, however it has already been postponed twice by one year, beginning in 2026.