New series 1000km first race set for November

"Le Mans 1000 km" 7th- 8th- 9th november 2003 With the rules being ratified by the French Federation and 1st September 2003 being the opening date for entries, the first and only edition of the "Le Mans 1000 km" has been launched. Created by...

"Le Mans 1000 km"
7th- 8th- 9th november 2003

With the rules being ratified by the French Federation and 1st September 2003 being the opening date for entries, the first and only edition of the "Le Mans 1000 km" has been launched.

Created by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest to promote the 2004 launching of the "Le Mans Endurance Series", this race, which will be a qualifying race for the 2004 "24 Heures du Mans", (12 places at stake for a minimum of 36 entries), will be run on the Bugatti circuit (4,180 kms).

"Le Mans 1000 km" will be open to "Prototype" and "GT" which meet with the A.C.O.'s 2003 specifications and which also conform with the new Prototype rules drawn up together with the FIA.

50 cars will take part in the practice sessions and in the race which will be contested over 3 days :

Friday 7th November : scrutineering and administrative checks.

Saturday 8th November : free practice and qualifying practice sessions. Please note that for the Prototypes and GTs that the qualifying sessions will be run separately just as in the ALMS races.

Sunday 9th November : Warm up at 9.30 a.m. and at 12 noon the race will begin with a flying start for 240 laps of the Bugatti circuit.

Entries are open from 1st September 2003 to midnight, 30th September 2003. Should the A.C.O. receive over 50 entry requests, the organiser would call together a selection committee to designate the competitors invited to the " Le Mans 1 000 km ".

Both the supplementary regulations of the race and information concerning tickets are available on the A.C.O. official website : www.lemans.org

Lastly, as from Monday 3rd November and until Thursday 6th November, the Bugatti circuit will be reserved for private practice sessions for those competitors entered in the race.

Already, from what we have heard from the competitors, we are anticipating a strong participation in the " Le Mans 1 000 km ". 50 cars will take part in the practice sessions and in the race which will be contested over 3 days :

Friday 7th November : scrutineering and administrative checks.

Saturday 8th November : free practice and qualifying practice sessions. Please note that for the Prototypes and GTs that the qualifying sessions will be run separately just as in the ALMS races.

Sunday 9th November : Warm up at 9.30 a.m. and at 12 noon the race will begin with a flying start for 240 laps of the Bugatti circuit.

Entries are open from 1st September 2003 to midnight, 30th September 2003. Should the A.C.O. receive over 50 entry requests, the organiser would call together a selection committee to designate the competitors invited to the "Le Mans 1000 km".

Both the supplementary regulations of the race and information concerning tickets are available on the A.C.O. official website : www.lemans.org

Lastly, as from Monday 3rd November and until Thursday 6th November, the Bugatti circuit will be reserved for private practice sessions for those competitors entered in the race.

Already, from what we have heard from the competitors, we are anticipating a strong participation in the "Le Mans 1000 km".

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