Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans – 2023 is bound to become a thrilling comeback in all premier leagues of endurance racing for Porsche. Kickoff are the 24 Hours of Daytona. And in the middle of it: the 963 in the red and white design of Porsche Penske Motorsport.
The 24 hours on the Daytona International Speedway on January 28 and 29 are both, the beginning of the IMSA season as well as the first race with the LMDh car in the revived GTP class.
The abbreviation LMDh is short for Le Mans Daytona hybrid. And with the LMDh program, Porsche returns to the league of these championships to battle for overall victories. The 24-hours race of Daytona will be the first official engagement of the hybrid prototype with a system performance of about 500 kW (680 hp). Additionally, it's a premier moment to be able to drive in both series – IMSA and WEC – with the same race car.
"With the new LMdH 963, we've set our sights on the 20th overall win in France," says Porsche Motorsport Head Thomas Laudenbach. "We also want to win titles in the North American IMSA series and the World Endurance Championship. Then the Porsche 963 will become an icon."