Round 4 of the 2021 European Le Mans Series, the 4 Hours of Monza on Sunday 11 July will welcome a massive 44 car grid.
LMP2 will see the largest grid in the Series since 2018, 19 cars including three teams from the FIA WEC that will be adding the ELMS weekend to their planned WEC campaigns on the following weekend at Monza.
Realteam Racing with Esteban Garcia and Loic Duval join the already announced Jota and Racing Team Nederland efforts added to the already impressive ELMS LMP2 field.
After finishing 5th in Le Castellet, Robert Kubica, Louis Deletraz and Yifei Ye (#41 Orlen Team WRT) still lead the championship on 60 points, but their lead is reduced to just 3 points over Roman Rusinov, Nyck De Vries and Franco Colapinto (#26 G-Drive Racing) after G-Drives tenth ELMS victory last time out.
Mikkel Jensen will replace Nyck De Vries in the #26 G-Drive Aurus and Juan Pablo Montoya will join the #21 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 crew.
The #25 G-Drive Racing Aurus still leads the Pro/Am category. John Falb and Rui Andrade are currently on 61 points, 9 points ahead of Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood (#34 Racing Team Turkey) and Francois Heriau, Jean-Baptiste Lahaye and Matthieu Lahaye (#29 Ultimate) who are all tied on 52 points.
It’s a 16 car class battle at Monza.
After finishing second in Le Castellet, Nicolas Maulini, Matt Bell and Niklas Kruetten extended their championship lead to 27 points in the #19 Cool Racing Ligier. They are currently on 68 points, with Laurents Hörr on 41 points after securing DKR Engineering’s first ELMS class victory in France.
Former MotoGP racer Mattia Pasini switches from the #14 to the #13 Inter-Europol Ligier as Erwin Creed joins the #14.
9 cars feature on the LMGTE grid for the 4 Hours of Monza.
Six Ferraris, two Porsche, and one Aston Martin will compete once again. Ferrari has won all three rounds of the 2021 ELMS so far with the #80 Iron Lynx and #88 AF Corse cars.
After securing their second victory of the season in Le Castellet, Matteo Cressoni, Rino Mastronardi and Miguel Molina (#80 Iron Lynx) are on 65 points, 14 points ahead of the #55 Spirit of Race Ferrari of Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin and David Perel.