The provisional 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship calendarintroduced at the brand new time is geared toward offering the WEC’s producers, teams and partners exposure in key regions while recognising the world financial challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Six races in world-class venues across North The US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in conjunction with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are on the 2021 calendar and all events will happen in one calendar year. The races will fluctuate in measurement between six and 24 hours.

To boot to the cornerstone of the FIA WEC, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, restored to its oldschool June slot, the calendar parts current and iconic tracks equivalent to Sebring, Spa, Fuji and Bahrain. These well-established WEC venues will be complemented in 2021 by the addition of the Italian temple of run, Autodromo Nationale Monza, that can play host to a round of the sphere championship on July 18, 2021.

The FIA WEC 2021 calendar has been offered to the FIA Endurance Price, presided over by Richard Mille, and will be submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for approval in October 2020.

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), acknowledged: Six events produce up the 2021 season of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. To welcome our new high class in patience racing we considerable a calendar that sets the tempo and benchmarks for these new machines. No topic the brand new sophisticated conditions, which can even bring with it sure consequences for our championship events, and sure financial constraints, it is far apparent that this ninth season of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship is higher than promising, both for its opponents and for the circuits fervent.”

Richard Mille, President of the FIA Endurance Price, acknowledged: “The reality that on the day of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, the next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship is being introduced is extraordinarily fulfilling. I should always admit that the promoter has executed a unbelievable job and the six-round time table is an optimal answer in the brand new financial local climate. A compact calendar will be a more price-efficient tell for the teams in contrast with the everyday, eight-round season, at the the same time conserving the enduring races across different continents that give the FIA WEC its outlandish personality. Furthermore, against all odds, the championship goes ahead with the addition of 1 other keen venue. I’m very distinguished having a no longer sleep for subsequent year and at the brand new time’s announcement is the first indication of a a success 2021 season for FIA WEC.”

Gérard Neveu, CEO of the WEC, acknowledged: We listened to our producers, teams and partners and responded with a calendar featuring fewer events than in the previous to enable them all time to deal with the brand new financial crisis.  We’re going to present you with the option to revise this upwards yet again sooner or later, as and when the health misfortune and the financial system permits us to full so – confidently from 2022 onwards. The calendar also takes into myth our logistical avenue arrangement as it gives our teams with essentially the most price-efficient equipment doable.”

Provisional 2021 FIA WEC calendar*

13/14 March

Pre-Season Assessments Sebring (USA)

19 March

1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)

01 Would possibly well additionally merely

TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

12/13 June

24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)

18 July

6 Hours of Monza (ITA)

26 September

6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)

20 November

6 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)

It should always be understood that this calendar is field to further trade constant with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, or contingent on the calendars of oter FIA World Championships.

*Topic to approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council

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