Announcement of plans at Autosport

The European Le Mans Series is going ahead as scheduled, with a financial and television package announced by John Macdonald at the Autosport Racing Car Show last week. However there has been "a hiccup" in the plan to announce a three-year...

The European Le Mans Series is going ahead as scheduled, with a financial and television package announced by John Macdonald at the Autosport Racing Car Show last week. However there has been "a hiccup" in the plan to announce a three-year sponsor, and Macdonald expects this to be resolve in the next fortnight.

Each of the five European races is to be screened live on Sky Sports, and a one-hour edited version will be screened on Eurosport a week later. The ALMS races will be screened during prime time in the United States.

Macdonald announced a 150,000 Euro prize fund per race, split between the top 20 finishers and the top five in each class. Start money of 5,000 Euros will be awarded to each car on the grid. "They will get that on Friday night and that could pay for their hotel for the weekend" he said. However teams will contribute to the fund with a 4,000 Euro entry fee for the LMP900 class, and 3,000 Euros for the LM-GT. A travel package is also being put together for those teams wishing to compete at Sebring and in the Petit Le Mans.

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