Glickenhaus 007 LMH confirmed for third WEC season at Le Mans
In 2023, Glickenhaus will contest his third consecutive season in the World Endurance Championship with his 007 LMH racing car and compete in the leading hypercar class of the series.
Glackenhaus made the confirmation via a Twitter post Speculations that the American team will be absent this season ended on Tuesday.
Glickenhaus said it will field a single 007 for the full season, and its dealership partner HK Motorcars will field a second 007 exclusively at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Glickenhaus confirms participation in the 2023 World Endurance Championship
Glickenhaus first entered the World Endurance Championship in 2021, the inaugural season for the hypercar class. At the time, Toyota was the only other manufacturer with an LMH race car, the GR010 Hybrid. Alpine was there too, albeit with a tried and tested A480 LMP1 race car.
The team has had little success in the sport, although it was looking good for a maiden win at the Monza Round in 2022 until a failed turbo mid-race dashed any hopes of victory.
In 2023 Glickenhaus will have significantly more competition than in previous years. Ferrari will join the fray with their 499P LMH and Peugeot will be fully armed with their 9X8 LMH after competing in a handful of races last season. In the hypercar class, several LMDh racing cars from BMW, Cadillac and Porsche will also be on the grid in the new season.
No. 709 Glickenhaus 007 LMH at the 2021 Portimao 8 Hours – Copyright: FIA WEC
The Glickenhaus 007 is an in-house developed race car powered by a bespoke 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V-8 developed by Pipo Moteurs of France. Glickenhaus has also unveiled a related 007S hypercar designed for road use, although production will only happen if Glickenhaus receives at least 24 orders.
After a prologue event at Sebring International Raceway in Florida on March 11-12, the first round of the 2023 World Endurance Championship begins on March 17 with the Sebring 1000.