2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup

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2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup
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Parent series:
European Le Mans Series
Road to Le Mans

The 2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup was the 2nd season of the Michelin Le Mans Cup. It began on 13 May at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and finished on 21 October at the Algarve International Circuit. The series featured LMP3 and GT3 category cars competing in their respective class.[1]

Calendar[edit]

All races supported the 2017 European Le Mans Series except the Le Mans round, which was part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend. On 4 May, the ACO revealed that 46 entries would take part in the Road To Le Mans for 2017, up from 42 the previous year.

Rnd Circuit Location Length Date
1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, Italy 2 hours 13 May
2 France Circuit de la Sarthe[2] Le Mans, France 2 x 55 minutes[2] 15 & 17 June
3 Austria Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Austria 2 hours 22 July
4 France Circuit Paul Ricard Le Castellet, France 2 hours 26 August
5 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa, Belgium 2 hours 23 September
6 Portugal Algarve International Circuit Portimão, Portugal 2 hours 21 October

Entry list[edit]

LMP3[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
United States United Autosports[3][4] Ligier JS P3[3][4] 2 United States John Falb[5] 2
United States Sean Rayhall[5] 2
22 United Kingdom Matthew Bell[4] All
United States Jim McGuire[4] All
23 United Kingdom Richard Meins[3] All
United Kingdom Shaun Lynn[3] 1–3, 5
United Kingdom Andrew Bentley[6] 4, 6
Luxembourg DKR Engineering[7] Norma M30[7] 3 Belgium Jean Glorieux[7] All
Spain Alexander Toril[7] All
6 Hong Kong Edgar Lau[5] 2
France Jacques Wolf[5] 2
ADESS-03[5] 91 France Sylvain Boulay[5] 2
Japan Yojiro Terada[5] 2
France Cool Racing by GPC[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 4 Switzerland Alexandre Coigny[5] 2–6
Switzerland Gino Forgione[5] 2
Switzerland Iradj Alexander[8] 3–5
Switzerland Antonin Borga[9] 6
France Duqueine Engineering[10] Ligier JS P3[10] 9 United States Joël Janco[10] All
United States Gerry Kraut[10] 1–2
Australia Scott Andrews[8] 3
United States Kenton Koch[6] 4–5
United States Jonatan Jorge[9] 6
10 Switzerland Antonin Borga[5] 2
Switzerland Lucas Borga[5] 2
11 Switzerland Lucas Légeret[5] 2
France Nicolas Melin[5] 2
Austria SVC Sport Management[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 12 Italy Marco Cencetti[5] 2–3
Italy Marcello Marateotto[5] 2–3
United Kingdom RLR Msport[11][12] Ligier JS P3[11][12] 14 United Kingdom Alex Kapadia[12] All
United Kingdom Ross Warburton[12] 1, 3–6
United Kingdom Martin Rich[13] 2
87 Denmark Morten Dons[13] 2
Canada John Farano[13] 2
Spain By Speed Factory[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 15 Netherlands Ate de Jong[5] 2
South Korea Tacksung Kim[5] 2
France M.Racing - YMR[14] Ligier JS P3[14] 18 France Alexandre Cougnaud[5] 2
France Romano Ricci[5] 2
53 France Natan Bihel[15] All
France Laurent Millara[7] All
Norma M30[5] 19 France Erwin Creed[5] 2
France Yann Ehrlacher[5] 2
Spain Ibrán Pardo Javier[7] Ligier JS P3[7] 33 Spain Javier Ibrán[7] 1–5
Netherlands Mathijs Bakker[7] 1, 3–5
Netherlands Dirk Waaijenberg[5] 2
France Graff[7] Ligier JS P3[7] 39 Australia Scott Andrews[9] 6
France Eric Trouillet[9] 6
40 United Kingdom Richard Bradley[16] 5
Hong Kong William Lok[16] 5
65 France Émilien Carde[7] All
France Adrien Chila[7] All
66 Australia Scott Andrews[5] 2
Australia John Corbett[5] 2
72 France Philippe Cimadomo[5] 2
France Thomas Dagoneau[5] 2
89 Australia Greg Taylor[5] 2
United Kingdom James Winslow[5] 2
Denmark KEO Racing Ligier JS P3 43 Australia Scott Andrews 1
Japan Yoshiharu Mori 1
Spain SPV MotorSport[7] Ligier JS P3[7] 44 Spain Álvaro Fontes[7] 1–3
Denmark Kim Rødkjær[7] 1
United Kingdom Andrew Cummings[5] 2–3
Netherlands Kox Racing[17] Ligier JS P3[17] 48 Netherlands Peter Kox[17] 1–2, 4
Netherlands Nico Pronk[17] 1–2, 4
Hong Kong Win Motorsport[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 49 United Kingdom Richard Bradley[5] 2
Hong Kong William Lok[5] 2
Switzerland Spirit of Race[7] Ligier JS P3[7] 55 Germany Claudio Sdanewitsch[7] All
Italy Maurizio Mediani 1
Italy Michele Rugolo[7] 2–6
United Kingdom Nielsen Racing[18] Ligier JS P3[18] 79 United Kingdom Colin Noble[18] All
United Kingdom Anthony Wells[18] All
United States Eurointernational[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 85 United States Mark Kvamme[5] 2
Venezuela Alex Popow[5] 2
86 Australia Ricky Capo[5] 2
Italy Andrea Dromedari[5] 2
Austria AT Racing[5] Ligier JS P3[5] 90 Belarus Alexander Talkanitsa, Jr.[5] 2
Belarus Alexander Talkanitsa, Sr.[5] 2
Japan TKS[5] Ginetta-Juno LMP3[5] 92 Japan Shinyo Sano[5] 2
Japan Takuya Shirasaka[5] 2
Belgium Motorsport 98[19] Ligier JS P3[19] 98 Belgium Eric De Doncker[19] All
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick[19] All
France N'Race[7] Ligier JS P3[7] 99 France Alain Costa[7] All
France Jordan Perroy[7] 1–2, 5
France Thomas Accary[8] 3
France Gaëtan Paletou[6] 4
France Stéphane Tribaudini[9] 6

GT3[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
United Kingdom Ram Racing[20] Mercedes-AMG GT3[20] 5 United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole[20] All
Netherlands Remon Leonard Vos[20] All
United Kingdom Lee Mowle[21] Mercedes-AMG GT3[21] 7 United Kingdom Lee Mowle[21] All
United Kingdom Phil Keen[21] 1–4, 6
Austria Dominik Baumann[16] 5
Austria SVC Sport Management[7] Lamborghini Huracán GT3[7] 8 France Steeve Hiesse[7] All
France Cédric Mézard[7] All
United Kingdom Gulf Racing UK[7] Porsche 911 GT3 R[7] 20 United Kingdom Andrew Baker[7] 2, 5–6
United Kingdom Ben Barker[7] 2, 5–6
United Kingdom Garage 59[5] McLaren 650S GT3[5] 24 United Kingdom Michael Benham[5] 2
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy[5] 2
88 United Kingdom Chris Goodwin[5] 2
Sweden Alexander West[5] 2
Belgium Delahaye Racing Team[5] Porsche 911 GT3 R[5] 28 France Pierre-Étienne Bordet[5] 2
France Alexandre Viron[5] 2
Italy Ebimotors[7] Lamborghini Huracán GT3[7] 46 Italy Fabio Babini[7] All
Italy Emanuele Busnelli[7] All
France Larbre Compétition[5] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3[5] 50 France Franck Labescat[5] 2
France Christian Philippon[5] 2
United Kingdom Optimum Racing[22] Audi R8 LMS[22] 75 United Kingdom Flick Haigh[22] 1–4
United Kingdom Joe Osborne[22] 1–4
France IMSA Performance[5] Porsche 911 GT3 R[5] 76 France Thierry Cornac[5] 2
France Raymond Narac[5] 2
96 France Michel Ettouati[5] 2
France Franck Racinet[5] 2
Switzerland Kessel Racing[5] Ferrari 458 Italia GT3[5] 93 France Deborah Mayer[5] 2
Italy Claudio Schiavoni[5] 2
Ferrari 488 GT3[9] Italy Andrea Piccini[9] 6
Italy Claudio Schiavoni[9] 6
Switzerland Spirit of Race[5] Ferrari 488 GT3[5] 94 Netherlands Martin Lanting[5] 2
Belgium Patrick Van Glabeke[5] 2
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3[5] 95 Italy Maurizio Mediani[5] 2–3
Switzerland Christoph Ulrich[5] 2–3
United Kingdom TF Sport[5] Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3[5] 97 Oman Ahmad Al Harthy[5] 2
United Kingdom Tom Jackson[5] 2

Race results[edit]

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd. Circuit LMP3 Winning Team GT3 Winning Team Results
LMP3 Winning Drivers GT3 Winning Drivers
1 Monza United Kingdom No. 79 Nielsen Racing United Kingdom No. 7 Lee Mowle Report
United Kingdom Colin Noble
United Kingdom Anthony Wells
United Kingdom Phil Keen
United Kingdom Lee Mowle
2 R1 Le Mans United States No. 2 United Autosports United Kingdom No. 97 TF Sport Report
United States Sean Rayhall
United States John Falb
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy
United Kingdom Tom Jackson
R2 Luxembourg No. 3 DKR Engineering United Kingdom No. 97 TF Sport
Belgium Jean Glorieux
Spain Alexander Toril
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy
United Kingdom Tom Jackson
3 Red Bull Ring Luxembourg No. 3 DKR Engineering Italy No. 46 Ebimotors Report
Belgium Jean Glorieux
Spain Alexander Toril
Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Emanuele Busnelli
4 Paul Ricard Luxembourg No. 3 DKR Engineering Italy No. 46 Ebimotors Report
Belgium Jean Glorieux
Spain Alexander Toril
Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Emanuele Busnelli
5 Spa Luxembourg No. 3 DKR Engineering United Kingdom No. 7 Lee Mowle Report
Belgium Jean Glorieux
Spain Alexander Toril
Austria Dominik Baumann
United Kingdom Lee Mowle
6 Portimão Belgium No. 98 Motorsport 98 United Kingdom No. 20 Gulf Racing UK Report
Belgium Eric De Doncker
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick
United Kingdom Andrew Baker
United Kingdom Ben Barker

Standings[edit]

Points are awarded according to the following structure (except Le Mans):

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Other Pole
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 0.5 1

For Le Mans:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Other Pole
Points 15 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0.5 0.5 1

LMP3 Driver's championships (top-5)[edit]

Pos. Driver Team IMO
Italy
LM
France
LM
France
RBR
Austria
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
POR
Portugal
Total
1 Spain Alexander Toril Luxembourg DKR Engineering 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 DSQ 114
1 Belgium Jean Glorieux Luxembourg DKR Engineering 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 DSQ 114
2 United Kingdom Anthony Wells United Kingdom Nielsen Racing 1 12 22 2 2 2 5 90
2 United Kingdom Colin Noble United Kingdom Nielsen Racing 1 12 22 2 2 2 5 90
3 United Kingdom Andy Meyrick Belgium Motorsport 98 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 1 67
3 Belgium Eric De Doncker Belgium Motorsport 98 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 1 67
4 France Adrien Chila France Graff 4 13 8 3 3 5 6 62.5
4 France Émilien Carde France Graff 4 13 8 3 3 5 6 62.5
5 Germany Claudio Sdanewitsch Switzerland Spirit of Race 3 11 Ret 7 5 4 2 61.5
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole

GT3 Driver's championships (top-5)[edit]

Pos. Driver Team IMO
Italy
LM
France
RBR
Austria
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
POR
Portugal
Total
1 Italy Emanuele Busnelli Italy Ebimotors 3 3 12 1 1 3 4 104.5
1 Italy Fabio Babini Italy Ebimotors 3 3 12 1 1 3 4 104.5
2 United Kingdom Lee Mowle United Kingdom Lee Mowle 1 13 6 4 3 1 3 102.5
3 United Kingdom Phil Keen United Kingdom AmDTuning 1 13 6 4 3 3 77.5
4 France Cédric Mézard Austria SVC Sport Management 4 5 3 5 4 4 6 66
4 France Steeve Hiesse Austria SVC Sport Management 4 5 3 5 4 4 6 66
5 United Kingdom Flick Haigh United Kingdom Optimum Racing 2 9 13 3 3 49.5
5 United Kingdom Joe Osborne United Kingdom Optimum Racing 2 9 13 3 3 49.5


LMP3 Team's championships (top-5)[edit]

Pos. Team Car IMO
Italy
LM
France
LM
France
RBR
Austria
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
POR
Portugal
Total
1 Luxembourg #3 DKR Engineering Norma M30 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 DSQ 114
2 United Kingdom #79 Nielsen Racing Ligier JS P3 1 12 22 2 2 2 5 90
3 Belgium #98 Motorsport 98 Ligier JS P3 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 1 67
3 Belgium Eric De Doncker Belgium Motorsport 98 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 1 67
4 France #65 Graff Ligier JS P3 4 13 8 3 3 5 6 62.5
5 Switzerland #55 Spirit of Race Ligier JS P3 3 11 Ret 7 5 4 2 61.5


GT3 Team's championships (top-5)[edit]

Pos. Team Car IMO
Italy
LM
France
RBR
Austria
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
POR
Portugal
Total
1 Italy #46 Ebimotors Lamborghini Huracán GT3 3 3 12 1 1 3 4 104.5
2 United Kingdom #7 Lee Mowle Mercedes-AMG GT3 1 13 6 4 3 1 3 102.5
3 Austria #8 SVC Sport Management Lamborghini Huracán GT3 4 5 3 5 4 4 6 66
4 United Kingdom #75 Optimum Racing Audi R8 LMS 2 9 13 3 3 49.5
5 United Kingdom #20 Gulf Racing UK Porsche 911 GT3 R 13 Ret 2 1 44.5

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