FIA confirms LMP2 spec engine formula for 2017

Last Friday (20), the FIA World Motorsport Council was at Geneva taking decisions about several motorsport disciplines. From single seaters, like F1 and Formula E, to GTs, rallying and rallycross, various championships suffered minor changes on their regulations. The FIA World Endurance Championship was on list, and between some rule changes, the switch to a spec engine formula for the LMP2 class was approved.

The reason for the adoption of a single engine for the second-tier prototype class was made with the goal of universalize the category, as well to keep costs under control. This is the first action of a package of measures to be taken by FIA with ACO and IMSA, aiming for the new LMP2 regulations to start in 2017, in order to create a global platform for the class.

At the moment there’s no clue of who will be the manufacturer with the task of building the new powerplant, and an announcement will be made in the close future. The next World Motor Sport Council meeting will be held at Mexico City, on July 8th to 10th, and as the focus seems to be the American motorsport scenario, any confirmation by FIA  for the engine matter seems to be unlikely.