The fourth round of the European Le Mans Series is just around the corner, where Louis Delétraz and the ORLEN Team WRT will return to race action hoping to extend their lead at the top of the standings in the championship at Monza, “the Temple of Speed”.
The 2021 ELMS season is at its midway point, and the action has been at full throttle since the beginning. Louis and the team are topping the championship classification in the LMP2 class for their first full ELMS season. Delétraz, Kubica and Ye are now on 60 points after taking the win at Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring staying three points ahead of the #26 G-Drive.
The 4 Hours of Monza is the final event before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on August 21-22. The grid will consist of 44 cars run by 31 different teams, with 127 drivers taking part representing a total of 32 different nations from all four corners of the world.
“It feels great to be back with Team WRT. I’m looking forward to Monza which will be a new challenge for us. We are still leading the championship and obviously we will push hard to increase it. Monza is a special venue as there is so much history. It’s a track I know well and have had a few wins there. It will be my first time in a prototype on this circuit, but the high-speed characteristics of this track should provide great racing!”, the REMUS-supported driver explains.
The weekend will feature two sessions of collective tests on Thursday and Free Practice 1 on Friday (13:00-14:30). Then Free Practice 2 (08:45-10:15) and Qualifying (14:05 – 14:15) will take place on Saturday. The 4 Hours of Monza gets underway on Sunday at 11:00 am CET.