ELMS – A 34-car grid at the 4 Hours of Monza
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ELMS – A 34-car grid at the 4 Hours of Monza

The 4 Hours of Monza will take place on Sunday 11 October 2020. Thirty-four cars will line up for the start of the fourth out of five rounds in the 2020 European Le Mans Series.

There will be a 34-car grid at the 4 Hours of Monza: 15 in the LMP2 class, 12 in LMP3 and seven in LMGTE.
In LMP2, all eyes will be on Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque who currently top the overall standings. They recently took the class victory at the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, simultaneously claiming the  FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best drivers and the Team trophy for United Autosports. In ELMS, they boast a 29-point lead over the Anglo-American team’s other crew. If Hanson and Albuquerque finish the 4 Hours of Monza 26 points ahead of their stablemates, they will take the title. They will also become the first drivers to take the drivers and team titles in both the FIA WEC and the ELMS. However, there is still everything to play for because there are plenty of other competitors keen to take the win. G-Drive Racing (#26 Aurus 01-Gibson , the 2018 ELMS champion), Graff (#39 Oreca 07-Gibson), Panis Racing (#31 Oreca 07-Gibson, third in the LMP2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans) will all put up a formidable fight.

In LMP3, there will be a battle between Realteam Racing (#8 Ligier JS P320-Nissan) and United Autosports (#2 Ligier JS P320-Nissan). Drivers of the latter car, Rob Wheldon and Wayne Boyd have notched up two victories and currently top the standings with a 14-point lead over Realteam Racing drivers Esteban Garcia and David Droux.
In LMGTE, the Proton Competition #77 Porsche 911 RSR and the Kessel Racing #74 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo are on equal pegging with 56 points each, as well as one win, one second place, one fourth place and one pole position each.

See the provisional entry list for the 4 Hours of Monza