The 2010 ALMS and LMS season review

The 2010 ALMS and LMS season review

Le Mans' off-shoot championships in Europe and America provided big grids and great racing in 2010, but now have to find their niche again in the ILMC era. AUTOSPORT reviews the ALMS and LMS seasons.

The arrival of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup - which kicked off with a pilot series this autumn - gave new hope to the sportscar world and raised the promise of a World Sportscar Championship revival. It brought Audi and Peugeot back into full-time competition, tempted Aston Martin to enhance its programme to try and overcome the diesels, and may yet attract further manufacturers.

But it also leaves its forerunners, the American Le Mans Series and Europe-based Le Mans Series, at a crossroads, as their 2010 seasons proved.

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