Round four of the 2016 European Le Mans Series at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France on Sunday 28 August will mark the start of the second half of the six race series. With a mammoth 40 car grid there is, once again, the prospect of a dramatic and exciting race on the 5.8km Le Castellet track. France is well represented on the grid with 34 of the 115 drivers and 12 of the 40 cars representing the home nation.
Twelve cars will line up at the head of the field in the LMP2 class, with the no38 G-Drive Racing Gibson-Nissan of Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Giedo Van Der Garde heading the championship table by just seven points. The Silverstone race winners have scored three podium finishes in the first three races but will face stiff opposition from the no46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 as the French team will be looking for victory number three at home.
The 4 Hours of Le Castellet will be the highlight of the ELMS week-end in the south of France, which will also feature races for the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Renault Sport Trophy. There is plenty of entertainment for the whole family across all three days with free entry for all spectators, both young and old.
The action begins on Friday 26 August with Free Practice for the ELMS competitors, followed by Qualifying on Saturday and the 4 Hours of Le Castellet on Sunday 28 August at 14h00. ELMS qualifying and the race will be streamed live on the official ELMS website at www.europeanlemansseries.com