LMP3 Cup Championship opens up to allow silver/silver driver pairings for remainder of 2017 season

5th July 2017

Starting from the next round at Snetterton, the LMP3 Cup Championship will allow Silver/silver driver pairings to run in the remaining rounds of 2017.

The news follows a trial by the championship organisers at Silverstone, with the teams unanimously agreeing to the measures in order to grow the number of entrants.

This will allow teams to run two drivers ranked as silver under the FIA’s driver grading system to race in the same car, starting from the next races at Snetterton. Those entrants running a silver/silver pairing will not be eligible to score championship points and will have to serve an additional time penalty during their pit stop.

This latest announcement from the series comes after the news that Sir Chris Hoy will partner the winner of the young driver initiative, both further steps aimed at boosting the championship’s appeal.

“We are in the first year of an exciting new Championship and we knew that we would likely need to change and develop the format,” said Chris Haynes, Bute Motorsport Managing Director.

“I am delighted and grateful that the team has been able to implement these changes so quickly and efficiently.

“This change presents a marvellous opportunity for aspiring young drivers to get involved in Le Mans Prototype racing and we are really excited to see how they and the racing develops over the coming rounds.”