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Autosport Podcast: Sports Cars 2023 – Why This Is The Year To Watch

Toyota has won all three WEC races so far this year, but its wins Ferrariwhile Porsche and Cadillac have entered the top class, Peugeot has embarked on a full-season effort after arriving midway through 2022.

These new programs are already showing signs of promise and should give Toyota some thought as it seeks a sixth straight win at La Sarthe. Ferrari took pole position at Sebring with its new 499P Le Mans hypercar, while Porsche became the first LMDh manufacturer to reach the podium in Portugal using a spec hybrid system.

Ahead of next month’s 100th anniversary of Le Mans, host Martin Lee joins the podcast with sports car expert Gary Watkins and Autosport Plus editor James Newbold to discuss the WEC so far this season. discuss the events of

They shared their views on the fate of the makers of the hypercar class, the new rules that led to the current boom in interest in sports car racing, governing the unpredictable rules of the LMP2 and GTE Am classes, and the future More intriguing to anticipation. It will be a captivating version of the world’s most famous endurance race.

Since the podcast was recorded, the FIA ​​and Le Mans organizers Seibu Auto Club have WEC lifts ban on tire warmers at Le Mans once and for all. Autosport Podcast: Sports Cars 2023 – Why This Is The Year To Watch

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