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IMSA and the ACO have jointly announced the regulations for the new LMDh class.
The next major step in the introduction of LMDh prototypes to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans was taken Friday on the eve of the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Pierre Fillon, ACO President, and Jim France, IMSA Chairman sign documents introducing the LMDh category which will be shared by WEC and IMSA. They are joined by GÈrard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship, John Doonan, IMSA President, and IMSA CEO Ed Bennett.
American IMSA prototype teams have been chomping at the bit for a shot at the world stage, especially Le Mans, for what seems like an eternity. 
Kamui Kobayashi put the Wayne Taylor Racing entry on the top of the speed charts during the final Rolex 24 practice. (IMSA Photo)
The first details of the joint draft technical regulations for Le Mans Daytona h (LMDh), which will be eligible for the top category of international sports car racing in both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, were released last week to interested automotive manufacturers and chassis constructors.
IMSA Chairman Jim France (left) and ACO President Pierre Fillon (right) pose for a photo prior to announcing the planned agreement between their two sanctioning bodies. (IMSA Photo)
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and North America’s sanctioning body for endurance racing, the International Motor Sports Ass'n, have announced that an agreement has been reached for a common future with convergence of the top categories of endurance racing.

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