The LeMans spirit, more races…
Team spirit together with long distance performance, as embodied by the 24 Heures du Mans , is the credo of the European Le Mans Series. The mission of the ELMS is to offer its competitors a full season to race their cars on some of the best tracks in Europe, while keeping tight control of the costs associated while running in a top European wide series. The champions will be offered a place on the grid of the 2017 24 Heures du Mans, which gives an extra, important dimension to the title race across the categories in 2016.
…Sportsmanship remains a must
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) guarantees a series that has strict rules and a paddock that embodies the professionalism that surrounds top level endurance racing. ELMS paddock is, however. a friendly environment for the teams, drivers, the media and, of course, the fans and the European Le Mans Series gives everybody the opportunity to take advantage of motor racing in a different ways. The choice between Prototype and GT cars give the competitors the opportunity to compete in a first-class series according to their budgets and the level of competitiveness means there is plenty of track action throughout the large grid of 40+ cars.
Going to LeMans 24H
The European Le Mans Series is a natural training ground for drivers wanting to tackle the FIA World Endurance Championship. Drivers competing in LMP2 and LMGTE are racing the same machinery that competes on the world stage and perhaps the next world champion will be found on the grid of the ELMS in 2016. It is SPV racing intention to move in to LMP2 with at least one car in 2018 and to be on the grid at LeMans 24H in 2019, at the latest…
The show – Media coverage
In 2016 ELMS is joining force with WEC at Silverstone and for the remaining races with World Series by Renault and the Michelin GT3 Championship providing the best platform after F1 for spectators, media, drivers and teams with global TV coverage through Eurosport and Motors TV.