GT3 cars will be accepted for 2013 European Le Mans Series

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After unveiling a five event 2013 season, with races in the UK, Italy, Austria, Hungary and France, the ACO have confirmed that the GTC class of the European Le Mans Series will be eligible for all GT3 cars homologated by the FIA.

#76 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Raymond Narac, Patrick Pilet
#76 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Raymond Narac, Patrick Pilet

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In total there will be five classes in the relaunched series, two prototype classes - LMP2 and LMPC – and three GTE classes - LMGTE Pro, LMGTE Am and GTC.

While GT3 cars will be eligible for the GTC class, the GTE Cup cars – Ferrari F430 Challenge, Lotus Evora GT4 Enduro, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - that were accepted last season will not be eligible to race in the 2013 series.

Gerard Neveu, CEO of Le Mans Endurance Management (LMEM), said: “After announcing an exciting 2013 calendar it is important to clarify the classes that will be eligible to race in the European Le Mans Series early so the teams can start to make plans to participate. We have stability in the rules for the LMP2, LMPC, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes and the ACO have taken the important decision to open the GTC class to the many GT3 cars that race in Europe. We already have several teams wishing to run cars in the GTC class and the 2013 ELMS grid will have a positive boost as a result of this decision.”

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Tags aco, elms, european le mans, fia, gt3, gtc, lms, neveu