ELMS Admits GT3 Cars for Next Race

April 20, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
GT3 versions of this Aston Martin Vantage will be eligible for the ELMS GTC class. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
GT3 versions of this Aston Martin Vantage will be eligible for the ELMS GTC class. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

The European Le Mans Series, which had to cancel its Zolder event because not enough cars entered, has addressed the situation by opening up the GTC class to modified GT3 cars.

The GT3/GTC converts will be performance-balanced to be equal to the Porsche GT3 Cup and Ferrari Challenge 458s which now constitute the entry-level GT class.

According to the ELMS website, the following marques and makes will be eligible:

Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Audi R8 LMS, BMW Z4 GT3, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3, McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, and Porsche GT3-R.

These cars will race in the ELMS events only—they will not be eligible for WEC races