Le Mans Hypercar starts May 1 with 6 Hours of Spa, but only 2 teams are ready

The 2021 World Endurance Championship gets underway on Saturday with the 6 Hours of Spa at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps racetrack, and with it so does the inaugural season of the highly anticipated Le Mans Hypercar class.

Only two teams will compete in the LMH class for this first race, and only one of them will run an actual hypercar racer. That team is Toyota which is fielding two examples of its new GR010 Hybrid LMH race car.

The other team is Alpine which is running a grandfathered LMP1 race car based on an Oreca chassis and packing a Gibson power unit, specifically a 4.3-liter V-8 generating approximately 625 hp.