ELMS returns to Hungary as 2022 sees six rounds


The 2022 European Le Mans Series will, once again, be held over six rounds each featuring a 4-Hour race across Europe: France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and, for the first time since 2013, Hungary.

The season will begin in April with the Official Tests and Round 1 at Le Castellet. For the first time since 2016, the Italian round of the series will move back to Imola in May.

After the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the second change to the calendar is the comeback of the Hungaroring in July.

The ELMS will return to Barcelona in August, Spa-Francorchamps in September and concludeat Portimão in October.

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, said: “The ELMS, the top continental series, is going to have a fantastic 2022 season. The six tracks chosen are among the most prestigious in the world and each offers the teams and drivers a unique challenge,
as well as the very best facilities that European circuits have to offer. The return to Imola and Hungaroring will make the 2022 season even more interesting for the drivers, the fans and the Endurance world.”

Frédéric Lequien, Le Mans Endurance Management CEO, said: “We are very excited and proud to present this 2022 ELMS calendar, which includes Imola and the Hungaroring tracks once again. With six world-class venues, the competitors will be able to showcase their talents that make the ELMS such a great series. The popular six round, 4-hour race format has been retained, which will enable costs to be strictly controlled and ensure the competitors to get the best competition possible. We are looking forward to another great season of the European Le Mans Series in 2022.”

11-12 April 2022 – Official Tests – Le Castellet (FRA)
17 April 2022 – 4 Hours of Le Castellet (FRA)
15 May 2022 – 4 Hours of Imola (ITA)
03 July 2022 – 4 Hours of Hungaroring (HUN)
28 August 2022 – 4 Hours of Barcelona (ESP)
25 September 2022 – 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
16 October 2022 – 4 Hours of Portimão (PRT)