38 cars are ready, when the European Le Mans Series starts again, after a small break, at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
It is, however, far from everybody that has had an actual holiday. 11 LMP2 teams and 3 GTE teams participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans plus all the LMP3 teams who were at the Road To Le Mans race Saturday morning at the big event.
It was far from the succes that the teams had hoped for. The best LMP2 team was Eurasia Motorsport in 5th position while Formula Racing was the best GTE team in 6th position in GTE-Am.
But the Le Mans race count for nothing, so the teams dont have to moan too much about it, since it’s only now that the real points are up for grabs.
When we have done the 4 hours on S unday, we will only have passed the midway point in the season – a season that already has given plenty of drama and excitement.
G-Drive Racing #38 has a solid lead in the LMP2 championship, but SMP Racing #32 and Thiriet by Tds Racing #46 are less than a win away.
United Autosports #2 has that win in advance in LMP3. The car has taken the victory at the first 2 rounds and now has a 25 points lead to their teammates in car #3 in 2nd position.
In GTE we have Aston Martin Racing #99 in front of AT Racing #56 and Proton Competition #77. Those 3 teams are just seperated by 5 points, so it’s quite likely that the standings somehow will look different after this weekend.
The race can be followed on Radiolemans.com in sound and on Europeanlemansseries.com in both sound and vision. The race will start at 14.00 CET Sunday afternoon.