Alpine has confirmed a LMDh project to commence from 2024 until at least 2028, as Oreca will become their chassis manufacturer.
The 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours podium-sitters will launch a two-car entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as part of the new Hypercar top-tier category.
Oreca will design their chassis for their Le Mans Daytona Hypercars as the Alpine powertrain will built in-house at Viry-Châtillon where the French marque currently develop their F1 engines.
Philippe Sinault, Signatech Alpine Team Principal said: “It is a great pride for Signatech to have been chosen by Alpine for its arrival in LMDh.
“This represents the culmination of a common project that began eight years ago.
“More than ever, we have great ambitions, and are happy to take our collaboration to another dimension.
“After 32 years of career in motorsport, I can’t wait to challenge the most prestigious manufacturers on the planet, with Alpine, a brand that conveys passion and lives only for victory.”
The Signature Group (Signatech) will continue their partnership with Alpine having put them back into endurance racing discipline since the 2013 WEC.
Two ELMS and WEC LMP2 championships (2016, 2019) sit amongst their most credible titles.
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A trio of 24 Hours of Le Mans class-victories accompanies their achievements having won in LMP2 at the 2016, 2018 and 2019 races.
Alpine intends to stay involved with the WEC with their grandfathered LMP1 until 2024.
Thus far, an abundance of manufacturers have committed to the new Hypercar era in either LMH or LMDh form.
As the year looms closer, Alpine will reveal the details of their Hypercar project including any potential intentions for IMSA rounds such as at the Daytona 24, plus their six drivers.