Ahead of this year’s delayed 24 Hours of Le Mans, the ByKolles Racing outfit has announced its intention to race in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship with its new PMC Project LMH Hypercar.
Hypercar regulations come into force in the World Endurance Championship at the conclusion of the current campaign, and ByKolles, a regular in the LMP1 class in recent years with its ENSO CLM P1/01, has confirmed they will remain in the championship next year.
The ENSO CLM P1/01 will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the last time this year with Tom Dillmann, Bruno Spengler and Oliver Webb sharing the driving duties.
The race version of the PMC Project LMH will use a normally aspirated 700 hp V8 engine and is likely to race with a ballast of 1040 kilograms. The driver will be centrally positioned, and the project is said to provide the ‘ultimate sporting driving experience’ to the drivers.
As well as the race edition, the car will also come in two other versions, with a track day car and a road version. It has been designed in-house in Germany by a young team of engineers and designers.
Bykolles are confident they can fight at the front of the Hypercar field when the PMC Project LMH arrives on track, with the team joining Toyota Gazoo Racing and Glickenhaus in joining the Hypercar class from next season. ByKolles do not yet know how many cars they will enter, although they have not exceeded one in the LMP1 class in recent campaigns.
The car is expected to be ready to hit the track right from the beginning of the 2021 season, while the road-going car is expected to be available in the first quarter of the year.