No European round for 2003

Plans for the American Le Mans Series to make a return to Europe in 2003 have been canned

No European round for 2003

A 10-event schedule has been published and all the races will be held at North American venues. The only circuit that will be new to the series is the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

A European race had been pencilled in for May, between the time of the traditional pre-practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours and the blue riband classic itself, run in mid-June.

ALMS president Scott Atherton said: "Although there has been a great deal of interest, unfortunately we have not been able to confirm a sanction agreement with an appropriate venue or event organizer to hold a European round in 2003.

"The combination of many European tracks experiencing serious financial challenges, coupled with the general state of European sportscar racing has prevented us from confirming an acceptable arrangement for the ALMS and its participants."

Sebring 12 hours
Mexico City 6 hours
Washington DC 2 hours 45 minutes
Sears Point 2 hours 45 minutes
Trois-Rivieres 3 hours
Mosport 2 hours 45 minutes
Elkhart Lake 2 hours 45 minutes
Laguna Seca 2 hours 45 minutes
Miami 2 hours 45 minutes
Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans) 10 hours or 1000 miles

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