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2019 Technical and Sporting regulations

Cars entered in the European Le Mans Series fall into two main categories, prototypes and GT. Each is sub-divided in two categories:

LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) and LMP3 (Le Mans Prototype 3) and LMGTE (Grand Touring Endurance).

Below are the main points of the 2019 sporting regulations. 

Invitation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The first and second competitor in the LMP2 Team classification at the end of the season will be invited to the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class.


Wheel change operations are not allowed during refuelling operations. (Art

Success Ballast for LMGTE Cars

Success Ballast will be imposed for LMGTE cars entered in the Championship (Art.3.3).  It will be in effect at all races.

The Ballast calculation system uses the results of previous races (if any have been held) and championship positions, provided that all cars start any given season with a 0 kilogramme Ballast. (Art 7.4.5)

It is computed as follows: A+B+C = Success Ballast per car (in kilogrammes), with:

  • A being determined by the result of the previous race (race -1):
    • 1st: +15kg
    • 2nd: +10kg
    • 3rd: +5kg
    • Not entered: +15kg
  • B being determined by results of the race preceding the previous event (race -2)
    • 1st: +15kg
    • 2nd: +10kg
    • 3rd: +5kg
    • Not entered: +15kg
  • C being determined by results by the current championship standings
    • 1st: +15kg
    • 2nd: +10kg
    • 3rd: +5kg

Composition of the crews

No temporary dispensation from the rule of the composition of the crew will be granted. (Art 10.9.2)

Race by Race entry

The additional cars and their drivers will appear in the classification of the race but will not score points in the classifications for the Series. (Art 3.5)

ELMS 2019 Sporting regulations HERE

ELMS categories and their technical regulations HERE

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