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ELMS to Adopt Two-Class LMP2 Format

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

The European Le Mans Series will adopt a two-class structure for LMP2 next year, confirming Friday the separation of 2017-spec machinery and current-generation cars into different categories.

The announcement came during today’s press conference confirming the 2017 schedule, which remains at six rounds but features two new circuits.

New-generation LMP2 cars, which will deliver a 100-horsepower increase, will be battling for overall wins next year, with teams running the current cars set to receive its own podium ceremonies but no end-of-year title, or automatic invite to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

ELMS series boss Gerard Neveu said he expects there to be around 40 cars for the full season next year, among the two P2 classes, as well as LMP3 and GTE.

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