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Jan 27

The ELMS teams invited to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

At the end of the 2017 season, four ELMS teams were automatically invited on the grid of the 2018 edition
Before the announcements of the entry lists for the ELMS, FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to check out which ELMS teams already have an invitation for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jan 20

ELMS and Le Castellet: The Continuing Story

The Circuit Paul Ricard and the European Le Mans Series has shared a lot of history
Since 2008 the ELMS has visited the circuit near Le Castellet in the South of France no less than 15 times for 7 official pre-season tests and 8 races.

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Jan 16

The new face of the ELMS

This unique logo, and its strong identity, was created to reflect the dynamism of the series
Ahead of the start of the 2018 season, the European Le Mans Series has unveiled its new identity with a brand-new logo that evokes the values of the series: European, Le Mans, Motorsport and Endurance.

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Jan 09

ELMS: Just 90 days to the start of 2018 season

The ELMS Official Test is preceded by the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue taking place on 6/7 April
2017-04-15-0040With the Christmas holiday now over the excitement is now building as in just 90 days, or three months, the 2018 European Le Mans Series season will get underway at Le Castellet.

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Dec 23

ELMS: Three iconic manufacturers, one freat season of racing

The 2017 season was a straight fight between three iconic manufacturers
2017-11-18-0036The LMGTE class in the 2017 European Le Mans Series may have featured the smallest grid of the three categories but what it lacked in numbers it made up for in quality of the teams and drivers entered.

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Dec 17

Comparing the Dallara P217, Ligier JS P217 and Oreca 07

The 12 cars entered in the 2017 ELMS were evenly split
2017-06-04-0099In 2017 the new LMP2 technical and sporting regulations came into force in which the category received a power increase with the 4.2 litre Gibson GK-428 becoming the standard power unit across the class and propelling each of the four chassis from Dallara, Ligier, Oreca and Riley-Multimatic.

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Dec 09

ELMS: AVF to compete 2018 with Dallara

AVF by Adrián Vallés is set for a brand-new challenge
The Spanish squad, founded in 2012 in Montmelò, close to Barcelona, will enter the 2018 European Le Mans Series season.

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Dec 01

ELMS: Sporting Regulation Changes for 2018 Season

New LMP2 Trophy for Bronze and Silver Crews
2017-04-15-0040After an exciting and close 2017 European Le Mans Series, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has made several small changes to the ELMS sporting regulations for the 2018 season which starts at Le Castellet in April.
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Nov 26

Hartley’s ELMS path to Formula One

After competing in F3, GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5
2017-10-21_0007Newly crowned FIA World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley will take part in the final 2017 Formula One race in Abu Dhabi this weekend and the 28-year-old New Zealander has been confirmed at Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2018 F1 season.

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Oct 22

ELMS: Champions celebrate in Portimão

4 Hours of Portimão
2017-06-18-0092A frantic and highly dramatic 4 Hours of Portimão saw the second victory for the no40 Graff Oreca-Gibson but all eyes were on the no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca as the Russian team won the 2017 ELMS title, with Memo Rojas and Leo Roussel taking the drivers title.

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Oct 21

ELMS: A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, Portugal

Portimão Free Practice 2: G-Drive Racing on top

ELMS - A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, PortugalThe final battle for the titles in each of the three classes of the European Le Mans Series will play out at the season finale in Portimão, Portugal. Like at Spa-Francorchamps, the next-to-last round of the season, as many as 35 wins will comprise the starting grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

ELMS: Final showdown in Portimão

Once again a 35 car grid will provide the fans at the circuit and at home watching on TV with some of the best motor sport entertainment
The sixth and final meeting of the 2017 European Le Mans Series promises to be full of drama and excitement as all six titles will decided on Sunday 22 October at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

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Oct 09

ELMS returns to Portimão

There are four drivers who raced in 2010 who will return to compete again in 2017
Autodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe Autódromo Internacional do Algarve opened for business in October 2008 and the Le Mans Series has raced on the 4.6km circuit once, holding the 1000km do Algarve on the 17 July 2010.

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Sep 24

ELMS: René Rast wins turbulent race on Sunday (updated)

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
2017-06-18-0092An exciting 4-hour encounter on the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit saw plenty of race action, with incidents causing two safety car periods and three Full Course Yellows.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Dragonspeed on pole for 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Dragonspeed Oreca was 0.375s ahead of the championship leading no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca of Ryo Hirakawa
2017-06-15-0002The no21 Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson of Ben Hanley secured the third pole of the 2017 season for the American team with the British driver posting a 2m02.457 lap around the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Championship leaders out in front at Spa

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-06-15-0106The no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca07 was the quickest of the 35 cars taking part in Free Practice 2 for the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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Sep 18

ELMS: Facts and figures about the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Belgium track will host on the 24th of September the fifth round of the 2017 ELMS for the second year in a row
2011-08-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps 00Since its creation in 1920 the Spa-Francorchamps circuit has always been adapted to the latest safety standards and hosts now the biggest motorsports events in the world from the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium to the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (FIA WEC).

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Sep 15

ELMS: Belgium to showcase the best of endurance as series heads to Spa

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumThe 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is Round 5 of the 2017 European Le Mans Series and will take place at Belgium’s premier race circuit on Sunday 24 September.

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Aug 28

SMP Racing score debut LMP2 win in Le Castellet

LMP2: Russian Celebrations in France
2016-09-24-Saturday-0013ELMS LMGTE and GTC Champions SMP Racing scored their debut ELMS LMP2 victory in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet with Matevos Isaakyan and Egor Orudzhev also celebrating the first win for the Dallara P217-Gibson.

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Aug 26

ELMS: Dragonspeed still out in front after FP2

United Autosports were quickest of the seventeen LMP3 competitors
2017-06-15-0090The final Free Practice session of the weekend at Le Castellet saw the no21 Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson at the top of the timing screens for the second time in two days.

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