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2012 A season of transition, looking forward.

At the dawning of the season, Patrick Peter announced significant changes, while still being confident for the upcoming season. 2012 marked the rebirth of the FIA World Endurance Championship and, in light of this, the European Le Mans Series set itself as the series on “le vieux continent”. LMP2 stepped up to become the principal class of the series, which now operated as the natural channel into the FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The French Thiriet by TDS Racing outfit was awarded the LMP2 title with its Oreca 03 chassis and Franco-Swiss driver, Mathias Beche, plus Frenchman Pierre Thiriet. The team performed well from the start of the season, the 6 Hours of Le Castellet and the LMP2 championship title allows Thiriet by TDS Racing to receive its ‘free pass’ for entry in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans. In LMGTEPro, Britain's JMW Motorsport (Ferrari 458 Italia GT) got the trophy, as IMSA Performance Matmut (Porsche 997 GT3-RSR) did in LMGTEAm. As for drivers' standings, Englishman Johnny Cocker won the GTE Pro crown, while Frenchmen Raymond Narac, Nicolas Armindo and Anthony Pons lifted the GTEAm crown. In the LMPC class, Boutsen Ginion Racing headed Curtis Racing Technologies, John Hartshorne becoming the LMPC Drivers’ Champion.

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