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Ligier European Series Confirms Additional Track Time For 2021

Entries for season two of the Ligier European Series are now being accepted as the Series announces an additional set of enhancements to those announced on October 29 at Portimão.

Series entrants will get more track time at each round with a 90-minute free practice session, two 15-minute qualifying sessions and two one-hour races for a total of 4 hours of action over two days to allow the drivers to get the most out of their race weekend.

The Series will also introduce a dedicated Ligier European Series hospitality area from the Thursday evenings of each meeting and throughout the weekend.

Several innovations were announced for 2021 at the final round of the season at Portimão: a six-round calendar, again supporting the European Le Mans Series, the acceptance of Silver-Silver driver line-ups and a reworked paddock.

For season two, the Ligier European Series has revised the format of its meetings to offer drivers more track time and teams more preparation time. In total, 4 hours of driving time (and no longer 3h40) allocated differently.

The one-hour free practice session in 2020 will be extended by 30 minutes in 2021 to give drivers and teams more time to discover the circuit with their machines and to fine-tune their set-ups.

The two qualifying sessions to determine the starting grid of each race will go from 20 minutes to 15 and will be combined for greater efficiency with a 5-minute break between each session. The length of the races will remain the same: two one-hour races.

While there will be more track time, the rounds will still be two-day meetings, on Friday and Saturday to help drivers to reconcile motor sport and their personal lives.

The programme will consist of practice and qualifying on Friday and races on Saturday (race one in the morning and race two in the afternoon). An intense programme reserved for enthusiasts!

As announced, with an average field of about 15 Ligiers in 2020, the Ligier European Series is reassessing its paddock in 2021 to offer even more conviviality.

The Ligier technical support (chassis, electronics, engine) and the spare parts store already present at each round in 2020 will again be available in the centre of the Ligier European Series paddock.

A Ligier European Series hospitality area reserved for drivers and the teams in the series will be present at every race meeting. A gathering will be held every Thursday evening for all participants to come together in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Depending on the evolution of the health situation, activities will also be set up to enable families and partners to discover the Ligier European Series in the best possible conditions.

Entries for season two are being accepted until March 15, 2021.