The 2017 European Le Mans Series will see some small changes to build on the success of the previous seasons. Once again the grid will feature three classes – LMP2, LMP3 and LMGTE.
As last year the 2017 ELMS will feature six 4-hour races in Great Britain, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium and Portugal but while the countries stay the same, two of the circuits have changed.
The season will start at Silverstone with the only two day event on the calendar in support of the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 2 will take place in Italy but the ELMS will move from Imola to the home of Italian Grand Prix, Monza.
Round 3 will be held in magnificent setting of the Styrian Alps in Austria at the Red Bull Ring before moving on to the Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the 4 Hours of Le Castellet. Spa-Francorchamps will host its second ELMS event since 2016 in September and the season will conclude at the second new venue on the calendar, the Portuguese circuit at Portimao on the Algarve.
The new LMP2 regulations come into force in 2017 and the European Le Mans Series will be the place to see the new, more powerful cars in action.
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