Did you know? In 2022, the Daytona circuit chicane known as the Bus Stop was renamed the Le Mans Chicane, and the first chicane at the iconic Mulsanne Straight in France was rebaptised the Daytona Chicane.
As an additional nod to the alliance, the curbs at the Le Mans Chicane in Daytona have been repainted in the same blue and yellow used at Le Mans.
Ahead of this weekend's 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona, Automobile Club de l’Ouest President Pierre Fillon, Le Mans Endurance Management General Manager Frédéric Lequien, IMSA Chairman of the Board of Directors Jim France and IMSA President John Doonan inaugurated the Le Mans Chicane.
This reciprocity is the result of a new shared class on both sides of the Atlantic. The 10-year partnership established in 2020 allows cars compliant with LMDh regulations to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. LMHs can also take part in IMSA races once their performance has been validated at IMSA circuits.
This collaboration will concretise this weekend at the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona when Porsche and Cadillac's new Hypercars hit the track in competition for the first time, facing off againt Acura and BMW for the overall win.