WEC – 30 Cars for Round 5 in Texas


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The fifth round of the 2019/20 FIA World Patience Championship will likely be hosted by the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday 23 February.  The six hour speed will likely be contested by 30 cars all over the 4 classes, with 83 drivers and 21 groups representing 25 countries from all corners of the globe.

Local followers will like two American groups on the grid to cheer on with the addition of the no63 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R within the LMGTE Pro class, pushed by Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller and novel from their LMP2 class victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, American crew Dragonspeed return to the FIAWEC with an Oreca 07-Gibson.  Daytona winners Hendrik Hedman and Ben Hanley will likely be joined by American Colin Braun for the 6 Hours of CoTA.

The LMP1 arena has been reduced to three cars for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas with the withdrawal of the two Ginettas for one speed so the crew can return them to the UK for upkeep.  The British crew will likely be abet for the next speed at Sebring.  Leading the attain in Texas would possibly presumably well be the championship leading no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-Hybrid with Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez fair 8 ingredients earlier than their Toyota teammates Brendon Hartley, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi.

The no1 Stand up Racing R13-Gibson will present the Toyotas with a arena after the Swiss crew obtained the speed in China closing November.  Bruno Senna and Norman Nato will likely be joined by their American teammate Gustavo Menezes within the driving responsibilities once again.

The LMGTE Pro arena has elevated to seven cars with the additional of the one Corvette to remove on the would possibly presumably of Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin.  Bahrain speed winners Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen are the latest championship leaders for Aston Martin, 14 ingredients earlier than reigning world champions Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen within the Porsche.

The LMP2 arena will feature a bumper grid of 9 cars with the addition of the Dragonspeed Oreca.  The speed for the title is tight with the no37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 of Ho Pin Tung, Gaby Aubry and Will Stevens fair 3 ingredients in front of Bahrain winners Phil Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque and Paul Di Resta within the no22 United Autosports Oreca, with the no29 Racing Crew Nederlands Oreca fair 3 ingredients additional within the abet of the leading duo.

With 11 entries the LMGTE Am arena is the biggest class of the arena.  American Ben Keating will likely be becoming a member of his fellow 8 Hours of Bahrain teammate Jeroen Bleekemolen within the no57 Crew Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR.  The German crew are tied on 73 ingredients at the raze of the ingredients standings with the no83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO of Francois Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Nicklas Nielsen, with the no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage 12.5 ingredients within the abet of the leading pair of cars in third put.

The 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas is Round 5 of the 2019/20 FIA World Patience Championship.  Free Observe and Qualifying will likely be held on Saturday 22nd February with the six hour speed starting at 12h00 (local) on Sunday 23 February.

CLICK HERE for the entry list for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas.

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