The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (shortened ILMC) was an endurance sports car racing tournament organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) started in 2010.[1] The plans were first announced in June 2009[2][3] and confirmed in December of the same year.[1]

Both sports prototypes and grand tourers were eligible to compete for the ILMC: the LMP1 and GTE classes each had a manufacturers cup, whereas all ACO classes had teams cups as long as there were at least four entries.[4] In 2010 also the GT1 class was eligible for the final time.

Peugeot was totally dominant winning 9 out of the 10 races during the two years.

For 2012, the ACO and the FIA announced the creation of a new FIA World Endurance Championship. This championship would use similar rules to and would replace the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.[5]


The 2010 calendar comprised the 1000 km Silverstone (Silverstone, United Kingdom, September 12), the Petit Le Mans (Road Atlanta, United States, October 2) and the 1000 km Zhuhai (Zhuhai, China, November 7).[6] Meanwhile, the 2011 calendar expanded to seven events. Along with the Silverstone (six-hour race) and Petit Le Mans races on similar dates, the championship started with the 12 Hours of Sebring (Sebring, United States, March) before moving into Europe to contest a six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Le Mans, France, June 11–12), and another six hour race at the Imola circuit in Italy on July. The season finale was held in China on the Zhuhai circuit.[7]


Season LMP1 Team LMP2 Team GT1 Team GT2/GTE Pro Team GTE Am Team
LMP1 Manufacturer GT2/GTE Manufacturer
2010 France Peugeot Sport Total France OAK Racing France Larbre Compétition Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton none
France Peugeot Italy Ferrari
2011 France Peugeot Sport Total France Signatech Nissan none Italy AF Corse France Larbre Compétition
France Peugeot Italy Ferrari


  1. ^ a b ACO links Le Mans series' with Intercontinental Cup[permanent dead link] -, December 8, 2009
  2. ^ ACO adds trophies, expands driving school Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine -, June 11, 2009
  3. ^ LMP1 teams urged into more series - Autosport, June 11, 2009
  4. ^ Le Mans Intercontinental Cup – GT2 added! - Planet Le Mans, March 19, 2010
  5. ^ " | FIA announces World Endurance Championship". Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  6. ^ The ACO press conference – a look at the future! - Planet Le Mans, June 10, 2010
  7. ^ ILMC: Petit Le Mans Confirmed For 2011 Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine - SPEED TV, November 29, 2010

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