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Superb Smith secures first LMP3 Cup victory in Donington Park thriller

Superb Smith secures first LMP3 Cup victory in Donington Park thriller

22 April 2018

Mectech Motorsport took a first LMP3 Cup victory for itself and the Norma M30, in the hands of Bradley Smith and Duncan Williams, at Donington Park. Williams started on pole but fell back to fourth during his stint as he was harried by the fast-starting Johnny Mowlem, Jack Butel, and Andrew Bentley.

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Trio of firsts as Smith, Mectech, and Norma take first LMP3 Cup pole

Trio of firsts as Smith, Mectech, and Norma take first LMP3 Cup pole

22 April 2018

Bradley Smith set a new LMP3 record on the Donington Park National circuit with a stunning lap time of 1m 02.171s (114.59 mph / 184.42 kph) to secure a first-ever LMP3 Cup pole position for himself, Mectech Motorsport, and the Norma M30.

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Dream debut for Danish driver at Donington Park as Olsen takes stunning victory

Dream debut for Danish driver at Donington Park as Olsen takes stunning victory

21 April 2018

It was a debut to remember for Danish driver Christian Olsen, as he came through the field to grab victory and seal a podium lock-out for Nielsen Racing. In the opening LMP3 Cup Championship race of the season at Donington Park dry tyres paid dividends as he took the flag on his second-ever prototype race.

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Champion Noble on pole despite Norma charge at Donington Park

Champion Noble on pole despite Norma charge at Donington Park

21 April 2018

Reigning champion Colin Noble grabbed pole position for the opening LMP3 Cup Championship race at Donington Park. The Scot put down a solid initial marker on his first lap of the Leicester circuit, instantly bettering it with a time of 1m02.560s.

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LMP3 Cup prepares to launch second season in sun at Donington Park

LMP3 Cup prepares to launch second season in sun at Donington Park

20 April 2018

It was one year ago that the LMP3 Cup Championship began, as Scottish duo Alasdair McCaig and Colin Noble Jnr secured two important victories at Donington Park. The pair would go on to clinch the title later that season despite pressure from Tony Wells and Matt Bell.

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Experienced duo lined up for United Autosports’ Ligier JS P4 debut

Experienced duo lined up for United Autosports’ Ligier JS P4 debut

19 April 2018

Unveiled in full at this year’s Autosport Show, the Ligier JS P4 makes its racing and UK circuit debut this weekend in the LMP3 Cup. The car, entered by United Autosports, will compete in the brand-new PT4 category which was conceived this winter as a step on the ladder for those wishing to gain experience in prototype racing.

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Olsen joins LMP3 Cup grid with Nielsen Racing at Donington Park

Olsen joins LMP3 Cup grid with Nielsen Racing at Donington Park

18 April 2018

Young racer Christian Olsen will race at Donington Park this weekend (April 21/22) as he teams up with Nielsen Racing, with whom he will contest the 2018 European Le Mans Series.

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GT Cup Champion Paul joins Butel at Speedworks for debut LMP3 season

GT Cup Champion Paul joins Butel at Speedworks for debut LMP3 season

11 April 2018

Dominic Paul, GT Cup Group GTA Champion and Overall runner-up in 2017, will join youngster Jack Butel at Speedworks Motorsport in the team’s Ligier JS P3 for the 2018 LMP3 Cup Championship.

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Busy pre-season for LMP3 Cup teams as Donington Park opener approaches

Busy pre-season for LMP3 Cup teams as Donington Park opener approaches

4 April 2018

With the opening race of the 2018 LMP3 Cup Championship just three weeks away, teams have been busy shaking down their cars and testing ahead of the new season. The cars have not just been running in the UK, but also in Europe as the rivals try to find every possible advantage on track.

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Ligier JS P4 to make racing debut with United Autosports in LMP3 Cup

Ligier JS P4 to make racing debut with United Autosports in LMP3 Cup

29 March 2018

After successful winter negotiations between LMP3 Cup organisers Bute Motorsport, the ACO and MSVR to open up the Championship to a second category of cars, United Autosports will be the first team to enter two brand-new Ligier JS P4s into the PT4 group.

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Mowlem and Grimes enter full LMP3 Cup season with Red River Sport and Nielsen Racing

Mowlem and Grimes enter full LMP3 Cup season with Red River Sport and Nielsen Racing

23 March 2018

After a one-off entry at Donington Park last September, Red River Sport returns to the LMP3 Cup for a full-season campaign with GT Cup race winner Bonamy Grimes and experienced racer Johnny Mowlem joining him behind the wheel.

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Mectech Motorsport enters first Norma M30 in LMP3 Cup Championship with Smith and Williams

Mectech Motorsport enters first Norma M30 in LMP3 Cup Championship with Smith and Williams

14 March 2018

Norma Automotive will become the second manufacturer to field cars in the LMP3 Cup Championship as Mectech Motorsport will enter one of its M30 machines in the 2018 season. Piloting the car will be Bradley Smith and Duncan Williams, who both have experience racing Radical and CN cars.

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LMP3 Cup launches brand-new website ahead of spectacular second season!

LMP3 Cup launches brand-new website ahead of spectacular second season!

12 March 2018

After a successful first season of racing, which featured 32 drivers over the course of the year, Bute Motorsport is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new LMP3 Cup Championship website with a host of exciting new features.

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LMP3 Cup eSports Championship starts second half of season with close title fight.

LMP3 Cup eSports Championship starts second half of season with close title fight.

5 March 2018

Earlier this year Bute Motorsport announced the inaugural LMP3 Cup eSports Championship, organised by The Online Racing Association with the racing taking place using Project Cars 2 on Xbox One.

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Wells teams up with Nielsen Racing and Ecurie Ecosse for LMP3 Cup

Wells teams up with Nielsen Racing and Ecurie Ecosse for LMP3 Cup

28 February 2018

Competitors in the LMP3 Cup will have to raise their game in 2018 as returning champions Nielsen Racing with Ecurie Ecosse and Colin Noble will link up with last season's vice-champion Tony Wells as they look to defend their crown.

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Rishover and Spence return for LMP3 Cup title push with 360 Racing

Rishover and Spence return for LMP3 Cup title push with 360 Racing

23 February 2018

Jason Rishover and Jamie Spence will return to the LMP3 Cup for 2018, making a title push as the pair's IAG Racing teams up with 360 Racing in a Ligier JS P3. The duo contested eight races last season with four podium finishes, though Spence suffered heartbreak as a puncture caused his retirement while leading at Brands Hatch.

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Butel back with Speedworks for Championship challenge in LMP3 Cup

Butel back with Speedworks for Championship challenge in  LMP3 Cup

22 February 2018

LMP3 Cup race winner Jack Butel returns to the Championship in 2018 with the Speedworks outfit he competed with last season. The Jersey native added a brilliant solo win at Donington Park in the rain to third and second place finishes at Spa Francorchamps and Snetterton respectively, rounding off a hat-trick of podium finishes.

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T-Sport keen to return to LMP3 Cup after enjoyable first season with Ligier JS P3

T-Sport keen to return to LMP3 Cup after enjoyable first season with Ligier JS P3

15 February 2018

Experienced race team T-Sport is hopeful of a return to the LMP3 Cup in 2018 after bookending the season at both weekends at Donington Park last year. Switching from its traditional Formula 3 racing, the team competed on the opening weekend with Steve Tandy and Formula 1 racer and pundit Karun Chandhok scoring a podium in race one. At the final weekend Manhal Allos and Alex Kapadia teamed up in the Ligier JS P3, finishing sixth in the second race.

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Silverstone-based 360 Racing plots two car return to LMP3 Cup

Silverstone-based 360 Racing plots two car return to LMP3 Cup

8 February 2018

360 Racing is planning to return to the 2018 LMP3 Cup Championship with one and possibly two cars, as it completes a dual-campaign alongside the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

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LMP3 Cup expands to multi-class format for 2018 with PT4 category

LMP3 Cup expands to multi-class format for 2018 with PT4 category

2 February 2018

The LMP3 Cup Championship is pleased to announce expansion to a multi-class format in 2018. Bute Motorsport, with the support of the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest), will allow entries from the Ligier JS P4 and Radical RXC into class PT4, providing an intriguing mix of prototype and sportscar racing.

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Speedworks returns to LMP3 Cup for 2018

Speedworks  returns to LMP3 Cup for 2018

31 January 2018

After a strong debut season in the LMP3 Cup, Speedworks Motorsport is returning to the series for 2018 after finishing the season in third place in the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championship standings.

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Busy off-season ramps up for LMP3 manufacturers

Busy off-season ramps up for LMP3 manufacturers

26 January 2018

Preparations are well underway for LMP3 manufacturers ahead of the 2018 season, as Ligier, Norma, ADESS, Ginetta, and AVE-Riley increase operations. For those in IMSA’s Prototype Challenge the season has already begun at Daytona, but closer to home in Europe eyes are on April and the start of racing activities.

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LMP3 Cup Champions return to defend title in 2018 season

LMP3 Cup Champions return to defend title in 2018 season

19 January 2018

Inaugural LMP3 Cup Champion Colin Noble will return to the series with the Nielsen Racing / Ecurie Ecosse team he raced to victory with in 2017. Now carrying the prestigious #1 on the team's Ligier JS P3, the Scot plans to race not only in the UK, but also in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

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LMP3 Cup eSports Championship launched

LMP3 Cup eSports Championship launched

18 January 2018

The United Kingdom’s premier prototype sportscar racing series, the LMP3 Cup Championship, has launched an eSports Championship in conjunction with The Online Racing Organisation (TORA).

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Speedworks building on initial success with triple-programme for 2018

Speedworks building on initial success with triple-programme for 2018

28 December 2017

The busy winter for LMP3 Cup teams continues as race-winning outfit Speedworks Motorsport gets set to compete in the 3x3H Dubai endurance event on 5-7 January 2018 with its Ligier JS P3. Race-winner Jack Butel will undertake driving duties during race, with other seats still available.

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Dynamic link-up for motorsport trio at Autosport International

Dynamic link-up for motorsport trio at Autosport International

22 December 2017

Race fans will have the chance to test themselves against the best talent in the LMP3 Cup Championship on the Bute Motorsport stand at the popular Autosport International show (11/14 January 2018).

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Norma M30 LMP3 to make first uk show appearance at Autosport International

Norma M30 LMP3 to make first uk show appearance  at Autosport International

21 December 2017

Bute Motorsport, organisers of the GT Cup and LMP3 Cup Championships, will offer the public their first up close look at the Norma Automotive M30 LMP3, as it makes its first UK show appearance at the Autosport International.

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