Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus have confirmed that they will enter two 007 Le Mans Hypercars in Season 9 of the FIA World Endurance Championship and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021.
The WEC will welcome a new top category of endurance racing in the form of the Le Mans Hypercar in 2021.
The regulations were early anticipated in December of 2018, but teams have been undergoing major developments and testing on their Le Mans Hypercar over the past year.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus are one of the entrants alongside Toyota GAZOO Racing and Peugeot who will debut in the first year of Le Mans Hypercars.
They confirmed the positive development of their Le Mans Hypercar in an official statement, as their founder recently entailed in more detail in our ‘Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus: WEC’s newcomer in the Le Mans Hypercar‘ feature piece.
“In 2017 we stood up and said we would race the new Hypercar class,” the release says.
“We are moving rapidly to fulfill that goal.
“The engineering of our chassis is complete, and we are finalizing engineering on other components.
Glickenhaus have completed their first set of physical wind-tunnel testing in “one of the world’s top wind tunnels.”
“We have already met several of our engineering targets, and are applying the lessons learned to move us towards additional targets,” as Glickenhaus prepare to tackle the WEC and Le Mans for the first time.
“We will start dyno testing our Pipo engine next month (July), and we will be testing our 007’s before the end of this year.”
The team will also run a second car in their SCG 007 Hypercar lineup, which will take on the 1000 Miles of Sebring, 6 Hours of Spa, both preceding the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO – who govern Le Mans’ events), said: “This exciting announcement emphasizes the allure of our new top class.
“Incidentally, I should underline Glickenhaus’ great achievements both in building and promoting this machine.
“I would also like to thank Glickenhaus and all our manufacturers for their contribution to the discipline and their faith in our plans for the future of endurance racing.”
James Glickenhaus, Founder of SCG said: “Ever since I listened to the 24 hours of Le Mans on my ham radio as a young boy I’ve dreamed of building a car to compete at Le Mans. I’m so happy that we are getting there.”
Jesse Glickenhaus, son of James Glickenhaus and managing director of SCG, also commented: “If it can’t race the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s not that hyper.
“I would love to see other manufacturers join this incredible race. And we look forward to joining fans from around the world on this new challenge.”