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The big question concerning IMSA's new LMDh cars on their debut

The new LMDh era finally begins in earnest this weekend with the IMSA SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser at Daytona. The prospect of multiple marques going all guns blazing for victory over 24 hours is a salivating one for fans of sportscar racing, but what are the chances of the new hybrid machines (known as GTP cars Stateside) proving reliable enough to win on debut?

After an almost intolerable wait, the LMDh era is upon us. A full three years after the momentous day when a category billed as the saviour of top-flight sportscar racing was announced, the cars are finally going racing.

Tens of thousands of kilometres have been completed by the four manufacturers that will go head to head in this weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours, but many questions remained unanswered in the lead-up to the opening round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship. Not least whether the machinery racing in the GTP class is ready to go twice around the clock at the self-styled World Center of Racing. 

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