Greaves Motorsport had three drivers making their race début in the LM P2 class in the 4 hours of Silverstone.
The 20-minute qualifying session at Imola took place under blue skies.
Heavy rain conditions initially brought out a safety car and then caused the race to be curtailed at 75 per cent distance.
In LMGTE, the pole was taken by Ram Racing's Ferrari team while the GTC honors went to the MOMO Audi No. 65
Final testing before the start of the ELMS
Nissan has a busy weekend at Silverstone with the opening round of the WEC and ELMS plus the first race of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza.
The European Le Mans Series teams were able t complete two days of testing to prepare for the season opener.
Thirty cars and ten different nationalities to start the first ELMS round.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest understands the decision by Sebastien Loeb to withdraw his team from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Race Performance no. 34 Oreca 03-Judd has been sent their invitation as the next team on the reserve list.
"Le Mans remains an important objective for us and we are starting the work today to be there in 2014 in accordance with our ambitions," explains Dominique Heintz, team manager.
Jota Sport will welcome one of Britain’s most exciting young racing talents into its fold for the 2013 season after inking a deal with McLaren development driver Oliver Turvey.
The event was a fiercely contested competition, with up to seven cars in contention for the overall win.