European Le Mans Series arrives in the Czech Republic

Brackley, UK, Tuesday 24th July 2001: Round four of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) rolls into Most, Czech Republic, over the weekend of 4/5 August, as world-class drivers and exciting cars line up to battle for top honours. Following the ...

Brackley, UK, Tuesday 24th July 2001: Round four of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) rolls into Most, Czech Republic, over the weekend of 4/5 August, as world-class drivers and exciting cars line up to battle for top honours. Following the excitement of the third round at Circuito do Estoril and the expected large crowd this event has all the ingredients of a top notch Sportscar race.

An impressive support race package gets the action off to a flying start on Friday 3 August, with the qualifying practice for the Mayor of Most Cup from 09:00, the MATADOR Skoda Pick-up Free Style at 09:40 and the Octavia Cup entrants on track at 10:20. Between 14:15-16:15 spectators will get their first chance to see the ELMS cars as they take to the track for a test session. The real battle begins on Saturday with the first race of the weekend, the MATADOR Skoda Pick-up Free Style, which gets under way at 09:50. After a combined qualifying practice for all European Le Mans Series entries at 11:15, the cars return to the track to fight for supremacy in the official timed qualifying, starting at 15:30, with the Le Mans Prototypes taking to the track at 16:20 to compete for pole position in Sunday's race.

Weekend entrance tickets provide access to the grandstand throughout the race weekend. The ELMS motto, 'For the Fans', means that unlike Formula 1 its possible to see the Gulf Oil sponsored Audi R8, the Panoz LMP 1 Roadster S and the brand new high performance Saleen S7 at close quarters. An autograph session with all of the ELMS drivers will be held at 14:20 on Saturday, so meeting top drivers such as ex-Formula One Ferrari driver Stefan Johansson is a real possibility.

On Sunday morning the ELMS combined warm-up takes place between 09:00-09:30. Then three highly competitive races in a row, the second MATADOR Skoda Pick-up Free Style starting at 09:40 and the 16 lap INTERSERIE race commencing at 10:25. The Skoda OCTAVIA Cup powers off at 11:15 for two highly charged 20 lap races with the European Le Mans Series cars returning to the track ready for the impressive rolling start at 13:00 and 2h45m of nail biting action.

-ELMS

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