The FIA World Patience Championship will resume on the 13-15 August with the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round 6 of WEC Season 8. The match, which will happen in the abet of closed doors, has attracted a 31-automotive grid for the first bustle in 5 months as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is the feeble dress rehearsal for the world championship’s pinnacle, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is now scheme to be the WEC Season 8’s penultimate match on the rescheduled date of 19-20 September.
In LMP1, two Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrids, one Rise up Racing R13 LMP1 entry and ByKolles Racing Crew with the Enso CLM P1/01 will seemingly be battling it out for glory.
The no1 Rise up Racing R13-Gibson of Bruno Senna, Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato used to be the winning combination abet in February on the Circuit of The Americas in Texas, beating the no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley to the chequered flag by over 50 seconds.
Piloting the No. 4 ByKolles Racing Crew entry will seemingly be normal driver Tom Dillmann plus French-born Canadian and 2012 DTM Champion, Bruno Spengler and British driver Oliver Webb.
After 5 races to this point this season, Toyota Gazoo Racing on the second lead Rise up Racing by 33 capabilities but this could most likely most likely be all to play for when the championship resumes at Spa. Indeed, could most likely most likely also Rise up and ByKolles’ podium spots on the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans Digital be replicated in the valid world and uncover them scheme capabilities-leaders Toyota on the enduring Belgian circuit?
LMGTE Legitimate will uncover the class’s key manufacturers – Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche – continue the war for GTE supremacy with Aston Martin on the second main the field 32 capabilities sooner than nearest rival, Porsche. Belgium’s Maxime Martin, crew-mate of Alex Lynn in the No. 97 Aston Martin Vantage, will seemingly be shopping for home relieve at Spa. Their Danish teammates Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen in the no95 Vantage will seemingly be hoping to continue their winning ways after the long spoil since taking the chequered flag in Texas.
LMP2 is on the second headed by the no 22 United Autosports Oreca07-Gibson with Portugal’s Filipe Albuquerque and Britain’s Phil Hanson conserving a 4-point lead over the no37 Jackie Chan DC Racing trio of Ho-Pin Tung, Will Stevens and Gaby Aubry. Albuquerque and Hanson received the last two races in Bahrain and Texas alongside their new teammate Paul Di Resta, will they be ready to sustain their momentum in Belgium after a 5 month spoil?
As smartly as to the eight normal LMP2 entries, there will additionally be the ‘all unlit’ Eurasia Racing New Zealand Ligier JS P217 tantalizing to makes its WEC debut. The automotive will seemingly be piloted by New Zealand’s Daniel Gaunt, Japan’s Nobuya Yamanaka and Spain’s Roberto Merhi.
Algarve Legitimate Racing will additionally enter an ORECA 07 with The US’s John Falb, Swiss driver Simon Trummer and outdated ELMS LMP2 Champion Jon Lancaster confirmed to force. These two further entries raise the tally of LMP2 autos scheme to compete in Belgium to 10 – the abundant of the season to this point.
Sooner or later, LMGTE Am sees a wholesome field of 11 entries alongside with Dempsey-Proton Racing – who received the LMGTE AM class at Spa last year in extraordinarily moody climate circumstances which noticed drivers take care of a combination of snow, hail, rain and sunshine…!
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