Following affirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday 4 December, Spherical 5 of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship will now salvage predicament on the Circuit of The Americas in Texas on the 23rd February 2020, changing the bustle as a result of be held in Sao Paulo in Brazil on the 1st February.
The native Brazilian promoter for the 6 Hours of São Paulo used to be unable to meet its contractual obligations and the WEC organisation had no other various than to search out a change venue. Furthermore, the WEC made it determined that it had now not experienced any problems with the city of São Paulo or the Autodromo José Carlos Tempo (Interlagos).
Circuit of The Americas is successfully known to, and much admired by, the WEC’s competitors as the championship has raced there 5 events in the remaining seven years. Its ravishing products and providers will play host to the 30 prototypes and GT vehicles one month earlier than they dash to Florida for the improbable and much anticipated Tremendous Sebring match organised by IMSA.
The date of the COTA bustle has been enviornment for 22-23 February in repeat to now not clash with the NFL Tremendous Bowl 2020 which takes predicament on the main weekend of February, and to manual determined of a clash with the Formula E bustle on 14-15 February.
Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship, commented: “Within the starting put we must thank Bobby Epstein and the Circuit of The Americas for accommodating us at rather instant glimpse. It is an ravishing venue, and our followers, competitors and media are in actuality assured of ravishing racing in North The US now not once, but twice in two months.
“Pointless to claim, it is extraordinarily unfortunate to search out ourselves on this predicament. The WEC very unheard of regrets this enviornment and feels very unhappy for the City of São Paulo and the loads of hundreds of Brazilian motorsport followers. Our major enviornment used to be our competitors and partners, and we have worked very arduous to search out a resolution which supplied the least disruption imaginable.”