Intercontinental Le Mans Cup – This year, for the first time ever, Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda2 will be the sole North American stop of a new global sports car championship called the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Created by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup is comprised of one marquee endurance race in Europe, North America (Petit Le Mans) and Asia. It will decide a true International champion!
Originally conceived for LMP1 manufacturers, the ACO has expanded the Cup to include a championship for GT2 manufacturers and also team championships for all four ACO-sanctioned classes. That means International Heavyweights including Audi, Peugeot, Porsche, Ferrari and other new competitors are expected to come over from Europe and race at Petit Le Mans this fall.