Glickenhaus Racing first to openly offer 2023 customer LMH entry

Glickenhaus Racing are the first Hypercar team to showcase their openness to fielding a third SCG 007 LMH for the 2023 WEC season.

The bespoke American automotive manufacturer competed in their first World Endurance Championship races during the course of last year.

They debuted with their SCG 007 LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) at the 8 Hours of Portimao with one entry.

After so, they pursued two entries at Monza and at their Le Mans 24 Hours debut in which they finished fourth and fifth.

The Glickenhaus website said: “We received serious interest from several qualified teams but the 48-hour deadline and the difficulty of building another 007 LMH in time for testing and racing by June of this year was just not possible.

“So, giving everyone a bit more time, we now offer 007LMH’s and 007S’s (24 examples planned) for 2023.

“The conditions of our LMH offer require the purchaser to commit to the full 2023 WEC/Le Mans season.”

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The deadline to this season’s WEC and Le Mans competitors was extended from 7-9 March so that new entries could commit on a race-by-race basis, but this was too little time to fulfill the process.

Glickenhaus will charge €2.5 million for a 2023 SCG 007 LMH whilst a full spares package adds €2 million, totaling the price to €4.5 million for their third customer Hypercar.

They are due to take on more races this year beginning at the 1000 Miles of Sebring which returns on the calendar after it was taken off two years consecutively due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Their results during the upcoming Season 10 campaign against rivals Alpine, Toyota and Peugeot will prove crucial on the privateers who have already registered their interest in the Hypercar class.

In 2023, Audi, Porsche and Ferrari will join the Hypercar class before Alpine do so with their LMDh a year later, emphasising the significance of preparation in Glickenhaus’ second season.