European Production Series

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European Production Series
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Category Touring car racing
Country Europe
Inaugural season 2011
Tyre suppliers Yokohama
Official website ep-series.com
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The European Production Series is a touring car racing series which will run for the first time in 2011.

Background[edit]

The European Production Series was created as a support series for the European rounds of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). It was launched in December 2010 by WTCC driver Jordi Gené, V-Line Org (organisers of the Spanish Endurance Cup) and Sunred team manager Ian Planas. It was approved by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as an International Series. Planas is the president of the organising committee, with Gené and V-Line's Francesc Gutiérrez as stewards.[1] The series will support six rounds of the 2011 WTCC season.[2]

Eligible cars and classes[edit]

Admitted vehicles fit into five categories:

  • D1: Vehicles with a maximum power of 400hp. Also included all vehicles of higher power as long as their weight/power ratio is not lower than 2.6kg/hp
  • D2: Vehicles with a maximum power of 320hp. Also included all vehicles of higher power as long as their weight/power ratio is not lower than 3.6kg/hp.
  • D3: Vehicles with a maximum power of 220hp. Also included all vehicles of higher power as long as their weight/power ratio is not lower than 4.5kg/hp
  • D4: Vehicles with a maximum power of 160hp. There are also included all vehicles of higher power as long as their weight/power ratio is not lower than 5.8kg/hp.
  • D5: SEAT León Supercopa[3]

All cars must use Yokohama Tyres.

Race format[edit]

There will be six race meetings each year. Each meeting consists of either two 50 minute races or a single "endurance" race of up to 3 hours of duration. Each car can have one or two drivers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Production Series - 2011 Sporting Regulations". 
  2. ^ Meissner, Johann (23 December 2010). "New endurance series to be run alongside WTCC". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "European Production Series - 2011 Technical Regulations". 

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