Like in Spa and Imola, the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Championship (ILMC) and Le Mans Series (LMS) grids met again on 10 and 11 September for a joint event at the legendary Silverstone track. After a summer break of more than two months, needless to say the 50 competing teams were raring to fight it out.
Among the new changes, a slight alteration to the technical regulations forced the teams to make a few adjustments to the prototypes, especially for safety reasons. As for tyres, tyre manufacturers had also brought along brand new ones with better rubber performances but they were unfortunately unavailable in the dimensions of the rims of the Pescarolo-Judd no.16.
Hitherto leader of the provisional Le Mans Series standings and despite the talent of the Collard-Jousse-Tinseau trio, team Pescarolo Autovision therefore had to be content with a sixth-placed finish. Still competing to win the title, the Le Mans team will therefore have to do better than team Rebellion at the 1000km of Estoril to secure victory.
In LMP2, after the Le Castelet, Imola and Le Mans wins, team Greaves Motorports equipped with a Nissan engine and supported technically by Motul was once again the best. With a lead of 14 points in the provisional standings over its closest rival, the English team is now seriously contending for the LMP2 LMS title.
Competing in ILMC in the LMGT2Am category, team Larbre Compétition finished the event at the foot of the podium. 28 points ahead of team Proton Compétition (Porsche 911 RSR), the French team is still leader of the category provisional standings.
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