The 2022 FIA World Patience Championship calendar, which became announced this day, will see the championship return to three continents next season.
The six WEC races will more than doubtless be staged in Europe, Asia, the Center East and North The United States. The calendar will allow the WEC’s producers, teams and companions intercontinental visibility at effectively-established lumber venues in key areas across the sector.
Season 10 will see the WEC return to Sebring for the 1000 Miles of Sebring after a two-year absence attributable to the effectively being disaster. The Legit Prologue, in every other case recognized because the pre-season take a look at, will more than doubtless be staged from 12-13 March with the season-opening 1000 Miles of Sebring to happen on 18 March, at once sooner than IMSA’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Following the success of the inaugural 6 Hours of Monza which became staged in Italy remaining month, the WEC will return to the enduring Temple of Shuffle yet again for one other 6 hour lumber.
Sebring and Monza will more than doubtless be complemented by in model and iconic tracks including Spa-Francorchamps, Fuji and Bahrain. Six and eight-hour races will characteristic with the flagship event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – space to reach in its ragged mid-June slot.
2022 FIA World Patience Championship Calendar
- 12/13 March 2022, Legit Prologue – Sebring (USA)
- 18 March 2022, 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
- 7 Would possibly maybe maybe 2022, TOTAL Energies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
- 11/12 June 2022, 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)
- 10 July 2022, 6 Hours of Monza (ITA)
- 11 September 2022, 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)
- 12 November 2022, 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)
Richard Mille, FIA Patience Commission President: “Six-rounds is the applicable solution for the FIA World Patience Championship. Subsequent year’s calendar is effectively-balanced, with events evenly spread across the year. It’s cost-positive for the competitors, on the identical accommodating iconic circuits and a range of lumber periods and codecs. The return to North The United States and Far East is also a essential step. With further producers coming with Hypercars next year, I’m assured every of the six rounds will bring an exhilarating spectacle.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Vehicle Membership de l’Ouest: “The 2022 schedule for the FIA World Patience Championship is designed to maximise crew exposure while conserving costs down. Motor racing calendars hold never been self-discipline to such disruption as all the contrivance in which thru the pandemic and this schedule clearly accounts for the hot enlighten. I live up for seeing you in the US in March for an exhilarating tenth season.”
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO: “Our aim became to develop each and every a global and value-positive kit in what has been a fancy previous 18 months for our producers and teams. With the 2022 calendar, now we hold performed the applicable blend of classic lumber tracks and persistence racing heritage. We are assured that the Season 10 schedule will more than doubtless be effectively most standard by each and every competitors and fans alike.”