ByKolles Vanwall LMH Car Breaks Cover – Sportscar365

Photo: Vanwall Race

ByKolles’ Vanwall Racing Le Mans Hypercar has completed construction ahead of the start of track testing later this spring.

The Austrian-badged effort, which was ruled out for a full season in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship, is believed to still be on schedule despite not racing in the globetrotting championship this year .

Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri, who are the team’s designated development riders, are set to begin track testing of the Gibson-powered Vandervell as early as next month, ahead of a targeted effort in the 2023 WEC season.

The reasons for the rejection of the entry for this season were not clearly explained, apart from a WEC spokesperson confirming to Sportscar365 that there was a “documentation problem” with the project.

There had been speculation that the team did not own the rights to the Vanwall brand for international competition.

However, according to the German Companies Registry, the company PMC GmbH under which all ByKolles car projects are housed – including the LMH car and its proposed road variant – owns the Vanwall name as one of its trademarks.

The Vanwall Vandervell marks the fourth different LMH car to be built, joining the Toyota GR010 Hybrid, Glickenhaus 007 and Peugeot 9X8, the latter of which has yet to race in WEC competition.

A fifth LMH model, Ferrari’s yet-to-be-named four-wheel-drive prototype, is set to debut next year.

Photo: Vanwall Race

Jean Dagys is the founder and editor of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and contributed to many other motorsports publications around the world. Contact John

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