The weekend of the European Le Mans Series at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The ELMS makes a stop in Monza with the 4 Hours of Monza, followed by three supporting series. The event is scheduled for the weekend from 9 to 11 July. All information about the program.

The European Le Mans Series returns to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the 4 Hours of Monza . On the weekend of 9-11 July, the European series brings the series to the Temple of Speed cars in three categories – LMP2, LMP3 and LMGTE – for a four-hour Sunday endurance that promises to be action-packed thanks to 44 members of 31 different teams and ai 127 drivers from 32 different nations taking part in the competition. Together with the ELMS, the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Ligier European Series and Porsche Carrera Cup France series take to the track over the weekend for a total of six races over the three days.

The ELMS drivers, in the fourth round of the season, start their activity with two free practice sessions , one tomorrow afternoon and the other on Saturday morning. The starting grid is instead decided with three distinct 10-minute qualifying sessions , one for each of the three categories. The nine LMGTEs take to the track on Saturday at 1.25pm, while the sixteen LMP3 prototypes and the nineteen LMP2s take to the track at 1.45pm and 2.15pm respectively. Sunday is race day, with the 4-hour Monza race starting at 11 and closing the weekend program.

Among the LMP2 is the fight for the top between the Oreca 07 of Robert Kubica, Louis Deletraz and Yifei Ye (WRT team) and the G-Drive Racing team formed by Franco Colapinto, Mikkel Jensen and Roman Rusinov on Aurus 01. After the first three races, the two teams are only 3 points behind in the general classification (60 to 57) and the race in the Temple of Speed could act as a watershed for the title fight. Much less uncertainty in the category LMP3 , in which Matthew Bell, Nicolas Maulini and Niklas Kruetten of the Cool Racing team on Ligier JS P320 have a 27 point advantage over the first rivals, namely Laurents Horr and Mathieu de Barbuat of DKR Engineering, driving a Duqueine M30 – D08. Two Ferrari F488 GTE Evo contenders for the top spot in the LMGTE classification, with the Italian Iron Lynx crew of Matteo Cressoni, Miguel Molina and Rino Mastronardi who have 14 points of margin over David Perel, Duncan Cameron and Matthew Griffin of the Spirit of team. Race.

Italy will be well represented in endurance with sixteen riders . Among the LMP2s, in a grid that has not been seen so crowded since 2018, will bring the tricolor Francesco Dracone and Sergio Campana of the BHK Motorsport team (the German Markus Pommer completes the crew). Two Italian teams run in the LMP3: Eurointernational and 1 Aim Villorba Corse. Andrea Dromedari, Jacopo Baratto and Joey Alders alternate at the wheel of the Ligier JS P320 of the first team. Villorba instead lined up Alessandro Bressan, Damiano Fioravanti and Andreas Laskaratos. Complete the five Italian drivers for this category Mattia Pasini (Inter Europol Competition).

The GTEs gather the largest local representation. In addition to the aforementioned Iron Lynx Ferrari # 80 crew, the Emilian team takes Claudio Schiavoni, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Paolo Ruberti in the 488 GTE Evo # 60 and Manuela Gostner, together with Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting, in the # 83 car to Monza. Finally, among the Italians also Andrea Fontana (JMW Motorsport), Alessio Rovera (AF Corse) and Gianmaria Bruni (Proton Competition) race.

The first support series to take to the track at the weekend is the Ligier European Series , a single-make championship now in its second season after its debut in 2020. There are two races scheduled , both on Saturday (60 minutes + 1 lap). The first starts at 10.35 and the second at 14.35.

Two 40-minute competitions are also scheduled for the Porsche Carrera Cup France , the one-make series of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Race-1 takes place at 16.00 on Saturday, race-2 on Sunday at 9.45. The last series in the race is the Michelin Le Mans Cup , with 33 GT3 and LMP3 drivers competing on the curbs of the Temple of Speed for the third round of the season. The 2 hour race of the championship is at 5pm on Saturday.

All weekend events are behind closed doors, but fans have the opportunity to follow them on live television and live streaming. The information is available on the official website of the circuit