2020 European Le Mans Series

2020 European Le Mans Series
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The 2020 European Le Mans Series was the seventeenth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's (ACO) European Le Mans Series. The six-event season began at Circuit Paul Ricard on 19 July and finished at Algarve International Circuit on 1 November.[1]

United Autosports No. 22 Oreca 07, Winner of the 2020 European Le Mans Series

The series was open to Le Mans Prototypes, divided into the LMP2 and LMP3 classes, and grand tourer-style racing cars in the LMGTE class.

CalendarEdit

The revised calendar for the 2020 season was announced on 3 April 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was shortened and the 4 Hours of Silverstone was removed from the calendar as a date could not be found.[1] Following an increase in COVID-19 cases in Spain, the Barcelona round was replaced by a second race at Paul Ricard.[2][3]

Rnd Race Circuit Location Date
1 4 Hours of Le Castellet   Circuit Paul Ricard Le Castellet, France 19 July
2 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa, Belgium 9 August
3 Le Castellet 240   Circuit Paul Ricard Le Castellet, France 29 August
4 4 Hours of Monza   Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza, Italy 11 October
5 4 Hours of Portimão   Algarve International Circuit Portimão, Portugal 1 November
Cancelled due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic
Race Circuit Location Original Date
4 Hours of Silverstone   Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, Great Britain 5 September
4 Hours of Barcelona   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Montmeló, Spain 29 August[2][3]

EntriesEdit

LMP2Edit

In accordance with the 2017 LMP2 regulations, all cars in the LMP2 class used the Gibson GK428 V8 engine.[4]

Entrant/Team Chassis Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  High Class Racing[5] Oreca 07 M 20   Dennis Andersen[5] All
  Anders Fjordbach[5] All
  DragonSpeed USA[6][7] Oreca 07 M 21   Ben Hanley[6] 1–3
  Memo Rojas[6] 1–3
  Ryan Cullen[6] 1–2
  Timothé Buret[7] 3
M 27   Ben Hanley 4
  Henrik Hedman 4
  Charles Milesi 4
  United Autosports[8] Oreca 07 M 22   Filipe Albuquerque[9] All
  Philip Hanson[9] All
M 32   Alex Brundle[8] All
  Will Owen[10] All
  Job van Uitert[11] All
  Algarve Pro Racing[12] Oreca 07 G 24   Henning Enqvist[12] All
  Jon Lancaster[12] All
  Loïc Duval[12] 1–3, 5
  Arjun Maini 4
G 25 5
  Gabriel Aubry[12] All
  John Falb[12] All
  Simon Trummer[12] 1-4
  G-Drive Racing[12] Aurus 01 M 26   Mikkel Jensen[12] All
  Roman Rusinov[12] All
  Nyck de Vries[13] 1, 4–5
  Jean-Éric Vergne[14] 3
  IDEC Sport[15] Oreca 07 M 28   Richard Bradley[15] All
  Paul Lafargue[15] All
  Paul-Loup Chatin[15] 1–3, 5
  Nicolas Minassian[15] 4
  Duqueine Team[16] Oreca 07 M 30   Tristan Gommendy[16] All
  Jonathan Hirschi[16] All
  Konstantin Tereshchenko[16] All
  Panis Racing[17] Oreca 07 G 31   Julien Canal[17] All
  Nico Jamin[17] All
  Will Stevens[17] All
  Inter Europol Competition[12] Ligier JS P217 M 34   René Binder[12] All
  Matevos Isaakyan[18] 1-4
  Jakub Śmiechowski[19] All
  BHK Motorsport[12] Oreca 07 G 35   Sergio Campana[12] All
  Francesco Dracone[12] All
  Cool Racing[12] Oreca 07 M 37   Antonin Borga[12] All
  Alexandre Coigny[12] All
  Nicolas Lapierre[12] All
  Jota Sport[20] Oreca 07 G 38   Anthony Davidson[20] 2
  Jake Dennis[20] 2
  Roberto González[20] 2
  Graff[12] Oreca 07 M 39   James Allen[12] All
  Alexandre Cougnaud[21] All
  Thomas Laurent[21] All
  Richard Mille Racing Team[22] Alpine A470 M 50   Tatiana Calderón[22] 1–2, 4–5
  André Negrão[23] 1–2
  Beitske Visser[22] 2–5
  Sophia Flörsch[24] 3–5

LMP3Edit

All cars in the LMP3 class used the Nissan VK56DE 5.6L V8 engine and Michelin tyres.

Entrant/Team Chassis No. Drivers Rounds
  United Autosports[25] Ligier JS P320 2   Wayne Boyd[26] All
  Tom Gamble[26] All
  Robert Wheldon[26] All
3   Andrew Bentley[25] All
  Duncan Tappy[27] All
  Jim McGuire[25] 1–2, 5
  DKR Engineering[12] Duqueine M30 – D08 4   Laurents Hörr[12] All
  François Kirmann[12] All
  Wolfgang Triller[12] 1, 3–5
  Jean Glorieux[28] 2
  Graff[12] Duqueine M30 – D08 5   Sébastien Page[12] All
  Luis Sanjuan[12] 1–4
  Eric Trouillet[12] All
Ligier JS P320 9   Vincent Capillaire[21] All
  Arnold Robin[12] All
  Maxime Robin[21] All
  Nielsen Racing[12] Duqueine M30 – D08 7   Colin Noble[12] All
  Anthony Wells[12] All
10   Charles Crews[12] All
  Garett Grist[12] All
  Rob Hodes[12] All
  Realteam Racing[12] Ligier JS P320 8   Esteban Garcia[12] 1–4
  David Droux[12] All
  Julien Gerbi 5
  Eurointernational[12] Ligier JS P320 11   Niko Kari All
  Thomas Erdos 1–2
  Andreas Laskaratos 2
  Jacopo Baratto 3–5
  Nicolas Maulini 3–5
  Inter Europol Competition[12] Ligier JS P320 13   Martin Hippe[12] All
  Nigel Moore[12] 1–3
  Dino Lunardi 4–5
  RLR MSport[12] Ligier JS P320 15   James Dayson[12] All
  Malthe Jakobsen[12] All
  Ryan Harper-Ellam[12] 1
  Robert Megennis[29] 2–3
  Gustas Grinbergas 4
  Lorenzo Veglia[30] 5
  BHK Motorsport[12] Ligier JS P320 16   Lorenzo Veglia[12] 1–4
  Andrea Fontana[12] 1–2
  Jacopo Baratto[12] 1–2
  Gustas Grinbergas[31] 3
  Nick Adock 3
  Tom Cloet 4–5
  Philippe Paillot 4
  Julius Adomavičius[30] 5
  Alex Fontana[30] 5

LMGTEEdit

All cars in the LMGTE class used Goodyear tyres.

Entrant/Team Chassis Engine No. Drivers Rounds
  AF Corse[12] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 51   Steffen Görig[12] 1–3, 5
  Christoph Ulrich[12] 1–3, 5
  Alexander West[12] 1–2, 5
  Daniel Serra 3
54   Francesco Castellacci[29] 2
  Thomas Flohr[29] 2
88   Emmanuel Collard[29] 2, 5
  François Perrodo[29] 2, 5
  Harrison Newey[29] 2
  Alessio Rovera[30] 5
  Spirit of Race[12] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 55   Duncan Cameron[12] All
  Matt Griffin[12] All
  Aaron Scott[12] All
  Iron Lynx[12] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 60   Sergio Pianezzola[32] All
  Claudio Schiavoni[12] All
  Andrea Piccini[32] 1–3
  Nicklas Nielsen 4–5
83   Rahel Frey[32] All
  Michelle Gatting[32] All
  Manuela Gostner[12] All
  Red River Sport[29] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 62   Bonamy Grimes[29] 2
  Charles Hollings[29] 2
  Johnny Mowlem[29] 2
  JMW Motorsport[12] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 66   Finlay Hutchison[12] All
  Hunter Abbott[12] 1
  Jody Fannin[12] 1
  Gunnar Jeannette[29] 2–5
  Rodrigo Sales[29] 2–5
  Kessel Racing[12] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 74   Michael Broniszewski[12] All
  David Perel[12] All
  Nicola Cadei[12] 1, 4–5
  Marcos Gomes 2–3
  Proton Competition[12] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 77   Michele Beretta[12] All
  Alessio Picariello[12] All
  Christian Ried[12] All
93   Michael Fassbender[33] 1–2, 4–5
  Felipe Fernandez Laser[33] 1–2, 4–5
  Richard Lietz[33] 1–2, 4–5
  Gulf Racing UK[30] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 86   Ben Barker[30] 5
  Michael Wainwright[30] 5
  Andrew Watson[30] 5
  Aston Martin Racing[34] Aston Martin Vantage AMR Mercedes-Benz M177 4.0 L Turbo V8 98   Paul Dalla Lana[34] 1–2
  Mathias Lauda[34] 1–2
  Ross Gunn[34] 1
  Augusto Farfus[29] 2

ResultsEdit

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMP3 Winning Team LMGTE Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMP3 Winning Drivers LMGTE Winning Drivers
1   Le Castellet   No. 32 United Autosports   No. 2 United Autosports   No. 77 Proton Competition Report
  Alex Brundle
  Will Owen
  Job van Uitert
  Wayne Boyd
  Tom Gamble
  Robert Wheldon
  Michele Beretta
  Alessio Picariello
  Christian Ried
2   Spa-Francorchamps   No. 22 United Autosports   No. 2 United Autosports   No. 74 Kessel Racing
  Filipe Albuquerque
  Philip Hanson
  Wayne Boyd
  Tom Gamble
  Robert Wheldon
  Michael Broniszewski
  Marcos Gomes
  David Perel
3   Le Castellet   No. 22 United Autosports   No. 8 Realteam Racing   No. 55 Spirit of Race
  Filipe Albuquerque
  Philip Hanson
  Esteban Garcia
  David Droux
  Duncan Cameron
  Matt Griffin
  Aaron Scott
4   Monza   No. 22 United Autosports   No. 13 Inter Europol Competition   No. 74 Kessel Racing
  Filipe Albuquerque
  Philip Hanson
  Martin Hippe
  Nigel Moore
  Michael Broniszewski
  Nicola Cadei
  David Perel
5   Portimão   No. 26 G-Drive Racing   No. 2 United Autosports   No. 77 Proton Competition
  Mikkel Jensen
  Roman Rusinov
  Nyck de Vries
  Wayne Boyd
  Tom Gamble
  Robert Wheldon
  Michele Beretta
  Alessio Picariello
  Christian Ried

Teams ChampionshipsEdit

Points are awarded according to the following structure:

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

LMP2Edit

Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points
1   #22 United Autosports Oreca 07 3 1 1 1 3 109
2   #32 United Autosports Oreca 07 1 5 8 2 4 70
3   #26 G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 2 Ret 2 Ret 1 61
4   #31 Panis Racing Oreca 07 Ret 3 4 5 5 47
5   #39 Graff Oreca 07 9 2 3 9 7 43
6   #30 Duqueine Team Oreca 07 Ret 4 9 7 2 38
7   #37 Cool Racing Oreca 07 4 10 12 4 9 28.5
8   #20 High Class Racing Oreca 07 Ret 13 13 3 6 24
9   #28 IDEC Sport Oreca 07 Ret 7 7 6 10 21
10   #50 Richard Mille Racing Team Alpine A470 5 6 11 10 11 20
11   #25 Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 10 9 5 11 8 19.5
12   #34 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P217 7 11 6 12 Ret 15.5
13   #24 Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 6 12 Ret 8 12 13
14   #21 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 8 14 10 5.5
15   #35 BHK Motorsport Oreca 07 Ret Ret 14 13 13 1.5
  #27 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 DSQ 0
Entries ineligible to score points
  #38 Jota Sport Oreca 07 8 -
Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points
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)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

LMP3Edit

Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points
1   #2 United Autosports Ligier JS P320 1 1 Ret 3 1 94
2   #13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P320 2 Ret 3 1 3 73
3   #8 Realteam Racing Ligier JS P320 4 Ret 1 4 2 68
4   #11 Eurointernational Ligier JS P320 6 3 7 2 6 55
5   #3 United Autosports Ligier JS P320 7 5 2 11 4 46.5
6   #9 Graff Ligier JS P320 5 4 8 5 7 42
7   #15 RLR MSport Ligier JS P320 3 7 4 9 Ret 35
8   #10 Nielsen Racing Duqueine M30 – D08 8 Ret 5 6 5 32
9   #4 DKR Engineering Duqueine M30 – D08 10 6 6 7 10 24
10   #7 Nielsen Racing Duqueine M30 – D08 Ret 2 Ret 8 11 22.5
11   #16 BHK Motorsport Ligier JS P320 9 9 10 10 8 10
12   #5 Graff Duqueine M30 – D08 11 8 9 12 9 9
Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points

LMGTEEdit

Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points
1   #77 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR 1 6 2 2 1 99
2   #74 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 2 1 4 1 2 99
3   #55 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ret 5 1 4 5 62
4   #83 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 3 8 3 3 6 61
5   #93 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR 7 4 DNS 5 4 47
6   #66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 4 9 7 6 7 36
7   #60 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 6 Ret 5 Ret 3 35
8   #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 5 7 6 Ret 28
Entries ineligible to score points
  #88 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 2 8 -
  #98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR Ret 3 -
  #54 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ret -
  #86 Gulf Racing UK Porsche 911 RSR Ret -
  #62 Red River Sport Ferrari 488 GTE Evo DNS
Pos. Team Car RIC
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
MNZ
 
POR
 
Points
Notes

The two teams from cars #77 and #74 were tied on 99 points at the end of the championship and they both had two wins, two second places, one fourth and two pole positions from the five races. The crew of the #77 Proton Competition Porsche – Christian Ried, Michele Beretta and Alessio Picariello - were declared champions due to the fact they had won the first race of the season at Paul Ricard.[35]

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