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2017 European Le Mans Series Calendar

Monza and Portimao replace Imola and Estoril

2017 ELMS Calendar

28-29 March Official Test Monza
14-15 April 4 Hours of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit United Kingdom
12-14 May 4 Hours of Monza, Monza, Italy
21-23 July July 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria
25-27 August 4 Hours of Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard, France
22-24 September 4 Hours of Spa, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
20-22 October, 4 Hours of Portimao, Algarve Circuit, Portugal

Gerard Neveu and Pierre Fillon have just taken the wraps off the 2017 ELMS calendar, with three expected changes all coming to fruition for the coming season. As with the WEC Prologue test, the ELMS pre-season test will take place at Monza, but the series Italian race will also take place there, as the Italian round switches from Imola.

Elsewhere, Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard and Spa are retained in approximately the same date slots as last year, while the season finale remains in Portugal but switches from Estoril from Portico.

The Renault Sport Trophy, Formula Renault and GT3 Le Mans Cup support package is also retained unchanged for 2017.

The ELMS is also looking at capping entries to 40 to maintain a “serious approach to the sporting regulations” and general comfort for accommodation in the garages and paddock.