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Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

 

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
Category Sports car racing
Country or region International
Inaugural season 2010
Folded 2011
Prototype Classes LMP1, LMP2
GT Classes LM GTE Pro, LM GTE Am
Last Teams' champion LMP1: Peugeot Sport Total
LMP2: Signatech Nissan
GTE Pro: AF Corse
GTE Am: Larbre Compétition
Last Makes' champion LMP1: Peugeot
GTE: Ferrari
Official website intercontinental-le-mans-cup.com

The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (shortened ILMC) was an Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) started in 2010.[1] The plans were first announced in June 2009[2][3] and confirmed in December of the same year.[1]

Both sports prototypes and grand tourers are eligible to compete for the ILMC: the LMP1 and GTE classes each have a manufacturers cup, whereas all ACO classes have teams cups as long as there are at least four entries.[4] In 2010 also the GT1 class was eglible for the final time.

For 2012, the ACO and the FIA have announced the creation of a new FIA World Endurance Championship. This championship will use similar rules to and will replace the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. [5]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Champions 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

History

The 2010 calendar comprised the 1000 km Silverstone (Silverstone, United Kingdom, September 12), the Petit Le Mans (Road Atlanta, United States, October 2) and the 1000 km Zhuhai (Zhuhai, China, November 7).[6] Meanwhile, the 2011 calendar expanded to seven events. Along with the Silverstone (six hour race) and Petit Le Mans races on similar dates, the championship started with the 12 Hours of Sebring (Sebring, United States, March) before moving into Europe to contest a six hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Le Mans, France, June 11–12), and another six hour race at the Imola circuit in Italy on July. The season finale will be held in China on Zhuhai circuit.[7]

Champions

Season LMP1 Team LMP2 Team GT1 Team GT2/GTE Pro Team GTE Am Team
LMP1 Manufacturer GT2/GTE Manufacturer
2010 Peugeot Sport Total OAK Racing Larbre Compétition Team Felbermayr-Proton none
Peugeot Ferrari
2011 Peugeot Sport Total Signatech Nissan none AF Corse Larbre Compétition
Peugeot Ferrari

References

  1. ^ a b ACO links Le Mans series' with Intercontinental Cup - Motorsport.com, December 8, 2009
  2. ^ ACO adds trophies, expands driving school - Motorsport.com, June 11, 2009
  3. ^ LMP1 teams urged into more series - Autosport, June 11, 2009
  4. ^ Le Mans Intercontinental Cup – GT2 added! - Planet Le Mans, March 19, 2010
  5. ^ http://www.planetlemans.com/2011/06/03/fia-announces-world-endurance-championship/
  6. ^ The ACO press conference – a look at the future! - Planet Le Mans, June 10, 2010
  7. ^ ILMC: Petit Le Mans Confirmed For 2011 - SPEED TV, November 29, 2010

See also

External links

  • Official website
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