The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) indentified a gap in the global prototype racing ladder, so launched the LMP3 category for 2015, cost-capped and perfect for both Am and Pro drivers to experience Le Mans Prototype racing.
The price of any new LMP3 car is capped at €206,000 including the spec Oreca developed 420hp Nissan V8 engine. Spare part pricing is also cost capped, to ensure the category remains good value for entrants.
Four manufacturers hold current and future approval as chassis constructors:
All cars have Carbon Composite chassis which meet the latest FIA safety Regulations. There are a great number of LMP3 eligible series across the globe, meaning not only are cars widely available, but there is scope for teams and drivers to enter international events, not least the Road to Le Mans race at the Circuit de la Sarthe every June.
Current chassis are homologated until the end of 2024, with a moderate update package available for 2021. This guarantees 2 years of competition for current cars (new and used), and a minimum of 6 years from your chassis investment in total.
ACO and LMP3 have partnered to create a an initial step for Australian teams and drivers on the ACO Pyramid to Le Mans.
With the growing interest of endurance racing globally the introduction of LMP3 Cup Australia creates a clear pathway for drivers (Pro and Am) and teams to realise their goals of racing at Le Mans.