Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

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Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
Category Sports car racing
Country or region International
Inaugural season 2010
Folded 2011
Prototype Classes LMP1, LMP2
GT Classes LM GTE Pro, LM GTE Am
Last Teams' champion LMP1: Peugeot Sport Total
LMP2: Signatech Nissan
GTE Pro: AF Corse
GTE Am: Larbre Compétition
Last Makes' champion LMP1: Peugeot
GTE: Ferrari
Official website intercontinental-le-mans-cup.com

The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (shortened ILMC) was an endurance sports car racing tournament organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) started in 2010.[1] The plans were first announced in June 2009[2][3] and confirmed in December of the same year.[1]

Both sports prototypes and grand tourers are eligible to compete for the ILMC: the LMP1 and GTE classes each have a manufacturers cup, whereas all ACO classes have teams cups as long as there are at least four entries.[4] In 2010 also the GT1 class was eglible for the final time.

For 2012, the ACO and the FIA have announced the creation of a new FIA World Endurance Championship. This championship will use similar rules to and will replace the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. [5]

History[edit]

The 2010 calendar comprised the 1000 km Silverstone (Silverstone, United Kingdom, September 12), the Petit Le Mans (Road Atlanta, United States, October 2) and the 1000 km Zhuhai (Zhuhai, China, November 7).[6] Meanwhile, the 2011 calendar expanded to seven events. Along with the Silverstone (six hour race) and Petit Le Mans races on similar dates, the championship started with the 12 Hours of Sebring (Sebring, United States, March) before moving into Europe to contest a six hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Le Mans, France, June 11–12), and another six hour race at the Imola circuit in Italy on July. The season finale will be held in China on Zhuhai circuit.[7]

Champions[edit]

Season LMP1 Team LMP2 Team GT1 Team GT2/GTE Pro Team GTE Am Team
LMP1 Manufacturer GT2/GTE Manufacturer
2010 France Peugeot Sport Total France OAK Racing France Larbre Compétition Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton none
France Peugeot Italy Ferrari
2011 France Peugeot Sport Total France Signatech Nissan none Italy AF Corse France Larbre Compétition
France Peugeot Italy Ferrari

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