On Sunday 11 June at 16:00, the three Cadillac V-Series.Rs fielded in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary crossed the finish line practically in unison. The trio's leader, the #2 driven by Earl Bamber/Alex Lynn/Richard Westbrook, claimed the third step on the overall podium ahead of the #3 in fourth place. What an oustanding result after a 20-year absence from Le Mans!
General Motors Sports Car Racing Program Manager Laura Wontrop Klauser: "I couldn't be more proud of all three Cadillacs crossing the finish line, which I think is a huge feat at this race especially considering everything that happened. This is the busiest Le Mans that I can remember for the past few years and we were able to have such a strong finish. We can't wait to be back next year and go for that top step."
Stability and performance Level
For the second year of its Hypercar programme, Cadillac is looking to improve the car's stability, fully intending to go from outsider to contender for victory. The marque will field one V-Series.R in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 2023 IMSA title-winner based in Detroit hopes to score three invitations to the 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans, the same as in 2023. Wontrop Klauser: "We are very proud of what we accomplished in the first year and we’ve learned so much racing in two series. We have a great foundation to build on."
With better stability on the agenda, Cadillac will also concentrate on performance level, a crucial element to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The American constructor has yet to announce its driver line-ups, but will most likely keep the existing crews.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will begin a new chapter in its storied history on 12-16 June 2024.