Michelin Le Mans Cup Returns to Barcelona in 2023

Michelin Le Mans Cup Returns to Barcelona in 2023

The calendar for the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup will feature six rounds and seven races as in previous seasons, including five 110-minute races and two 55-minute events at the Road to Le Mans event, part of the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans meeting in June.

After being absent from the 2022 calendar, the Michelin Le Mans Cup will return to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain for the Collective Tests on Tuesday 18 April and for Round 1 on Saturday 22 April.

Round 2 will be held at Imola on Saturday 6 May after the series returned to the Italian track in 2022 after a break of six years.

Round 3 is the ‘Jewel-in-the-Crown’ event, the two 55-minute Road to Le Mans races on the full 13.6km La Sarthe circuit. Race 1 will be on Thursday 8 June and the second on Friday 9 June.

After hosting the opening round in 2022, Le Castellet will host Round 4 on Saturday 15 July.  After a two month break the Michelin Le Mans Cup returns to Spa-Francorchamps with Round 5 on Saturday 23 September, with the season finale once again held at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, on Sunday 15 October.

Frédéric Lequien, CEO of Le Mans Endurance Management (LMEM): “We are pleased to announce the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup calendar with seven races on six top class circuits. Each of the events will be run as part of a festival of endurance racing, with the five 110-minute races running alongside the European Le Mans Series. In June, Road to Le Mans will be part of a huge celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923.”

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO): “The Michelin Le Mans Cup is a crucial series for endurance. This competition is the first steppingstone for many drivers and teams starting out in the discipline.  It offers racers a unique opportunity to get to grips with LMP3s and GTs in a competitive field on some of Europe’s greatest racetracks.”

2023 Michelin le mans cup calendar :

  • 18 april - Collective Tests - Barcelona - ESP
  • 21-22 april - Round 1 - Barcelona - ESP
  • 5-6 may - Round 2 - Imola - ITA
  • 8-9 june - Road to Le Mans - Le Mans - FRA
  • 14-15 july - Round 4 - Le Castellet - FRA
  • 22-23 september - Round 5 - Spa-Francorchamps - BEL
  • 13-14-15 october - Round 6 - Portimão - PRT