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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]

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2010
Folded2011
Prototype ClassesLMP1, LMP2
GT ClassesLM GTE Pro, LM GTE Am
Last Teams' championLMP1: Peugeot Sport Total
LMP2: Signatech Nissan
GTE Pro: AF Corse
GTE Am: Larbre Compétition
Last Makes' championLMP1: Peugeot
GTE: Ferrari
Official websiteintercontinental-le-mans-cup.com

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

Peugeot was totally dominant winning 9 out of the 10 races during the two years.

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

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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 was held in China on the Zhuhai circuit.[7]

ChampionsEdit

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

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