Many of the trucks in the French championship can produce over 1000 hp. In a racing set-up, the trucks are lighter, their suspension is stiffened and they are fitted with appropriate safety devices such as roll-bars, bucket seats, ignition cut-off etc. They are also restrained and top speed limited to 160 kph.

There are two free practice sessions followed by qualifying sessions, then a super pole run-off for the top 10 qualifiers which determines the starting grid positions. There are four races in which trucks should cover a distance of at least 45k, each preceded by a warm-up.

- In races 1 and 3, the top 10 slots on the grid are determined by the Super Pole and by qualifying times for the rest of the field.

- For race 2, the starting grid is determined by race 1, with the top 6 in descending order.

- For race 4, the starting grid is determined by race 3, with the top 6 in descending order.

Points are awarded as follows:

Race 1 and 3: the top 10 score points as follows: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 1

Race 2 and 4: the top 10 score points as follows: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1

During the weekend, the competitors also take part in a wheel change challenge. Two mechanics and a driver per truck must remove and refit the front left wheel in a minimum of time.


The FIA European truck racing championship (FIA ETRC) is the highest level in the discipline. The 24H Camions at the Bugatti track is one round in the championship. Founded in 2006 the competition awards titles to European champion drivers and teams.

A biofuel made of renewable ressources was introduced in 2021 as part of an agreement between the FIA and TotalEnergies.


This competition is one of a kind, set up in 2005 in response to demand for a relaxed yet demanding racing environment. Drivers from all over Europe, united in their passion for the brand, enjoy taking part. The Lotus Cup Europe is an international FIA series. Le Mans spectators will be treated to three 30-minute races with standing and rolling starts. There are three classes: V6, 2-Eleven&Open (211O) and production, which means a wide variety of models on the grid.


2014: Thomas Robineau

2015: Franck Conti

2016: Lionel Montagne

2017: Lionel Montagne

2018: Thomas Robineau

2019: Anthony Janiec

2020: Cancelled

2021: Anthony Janiec

2022 : Lionel Montagne



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