The first of the major 2018 entry lists for the ACO’s primary Championships sees the European Le Mans Series reveal a capacity grid for the 2018 ELMS.
17 x LMP2, 18 x LMP3 and 6 x GTE cars will contest the 6 race Series which begins at Paul Ricard in April.
There are stories galore in all three classes with new teams, new cars and bolstered returnees.
Amongst the Highlights
LMP2: 17 cars
United Autosports double up to a 2 car Ligier LMP2 effort as do IDEC Sport.
Title Holders G-Drive Racing add a second car but split the effort across Graff Racing and TDS Racing entered efforts.
2016/17 Asian Le Mans Series Champions Algarve Pro Racing double up with a unique Ligier/ ORECA two car effort, the ORECA branded with Rebellion Racing.
New LMP2 teams AVF, Duqueine Engineering & Racing Engineering join the Championship.
SMP Racing return with a solo Dallara.
LMP3 18 cars
Champions United Autosports return with a 2 car effort, one featuring returning Drivers Champions John Falb and Sean Rayhall.
Michelin Le Mans Cup standouts DKR Engineering and Ecuroie Ecosse join the ELMS.
New Team BHK Motorsport Joins the ELMS.
GTE 6 Cars
2017 Champions JMW Motorsport return, but not with the expected 2 car entry, Is WEC, or even Michelin LM Cup in prospect?
Proton Competition debut the mid engined Porsche 911 RSR in the ELMS with a 2 car entry.
Michelin LM Cup Champions Ebimotors are entered with a solo Porsche 911 RSR.