The Michelin Le Mans Cup is reserved for competitors running cars conforming to the FIA GT3 homlogation and LMP3 in conformity with the ACO LMP3 2017 regulations. The series represents the first step on the racing ladder with the opportunity for competitors to compete on the full Le Mans track on the morning of the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Here are some of the key points of the regulations. CLICK HERE to see the full 2018 Sporting regulations.
Free Practice 1 60 Minutes
Free Practice 2 60 Minutes
Qualifying 30 Minutes (15’ for GT3 + 15' for LMP3)*
Race 120 Minutes - Except for Road To Le Mans: two 55-minutes race
*Only the Bronze driver will be allowed to take part in the qualifying session.
Free practice sessions will take place on Friday with qualifying and the race on Saturday.
Composition of driving crews and teams
A maximum of 2 drivers per car will be authorised in the driver line-up. One driver must be rated as bronze while the second driver can be classified Bronze, Silver or Gold (Platinum drivers are not allowed).
Entry for Round 2 at Le Mans
Only full season competitor entries will be allowed to take part in the event to be held in Le Mans on the occasion of the 24 Heures du Mans event. Race by race entries are not guranted in Le Mans.
The GT3 winner of the 2018 Michelin Le Mans Cup will receive an invitation to take part in the 24 Heures du Mans 2019 in the GTE Am category.
The following financial prizes will be awarded:
General, sporting and technical organisation, timekeeping, TV production, competitor and media relations will be managed by LMEM.
At each event, competitors will have a dedicated paddock space in order to set up their trucks and awnings which is to be used as their working area.