Formula Le Mans becomes LMPC

An interesting decision was announced yesterday evening concerning the Formula Le Mans championship in 2012, the new title for the all-Oreca class being officially named "LMPC" (Le Mans Prototype Challenge). The ACO and ORECA have revealed that a new “Trophy” would be introduced to the 2012 season, rewarding both drivers and teams. The aim is to make the class more attractive and help new teams develop, to progress eventually into LMP1 and LMP2.

The prize for next season’s champions will hence be an entry to race in the 2013 Le Mans 24 hour, in the LMP2 class; whilst the drivers receive 45 000€ to share, enough to fund a drive in an LMP1 or LMP2 car. As well as this, the podium finishers in each round shall be granted parts for their FLM prototype and Michelin tyres.

This great package, which includes the possibility to participate in the Official Test day for the Le Mans 24h, should open up the series to new competitors; Neil Garner Motorsport could well be a part of this project in 2012.

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