Series picks up big media support for Silverstone

Autosport magazine backs Le Mans Series' Silverstone finale The fifth and final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone over 12-14 September will be sponsored by Autosport -- the UK's biggest selling weekly motorsport...

Autosport magazine backs Le Mans Series' Silverstone finale

The fifth and final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone over 12-14 September will be sponsored by Autosport -- the UK's biggest selling weekly motorsport magazine.

Sponsorship from the Haymarket Media Group re-creates the glory days of Silverstone's six-hour sportscar races from the 1980s that were also sponsored by Autosport.

The Autosport 1000km of Silverstone gives sportscar racing fans their first chance to see Audi and Peugeot renewing their epic Le Mans battle in Britain.

It also marks Scotsman Allan McNish's first race on "home" soil since his spectacular victory in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans Series organizers declared : "We hope we are starting a long-term partnership between Le Mans Series and Autosport."We want the Autosport 1000km to become a regular event on the LMS calendar in the coming years."

Autosport editor Andy van de Burgt added: "It's fitting that the Autosport 1000km should be revived at such a great time for sportscar racing.

"Anyone who followed this year's Le Mans 24 Hours will know just how intense the battle between Peugeot and Audi is."

-credit: lemans-series.com

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Allan McNish