The World Endurance Championship has revealed the provisional calendar for its 2019-2020 season.
Brazil will return to the championship in 2020 for the first time since it held the 2014 season finale. The Bahrain International Circuit, which is absent from the current ‘super-season’, will also rejoin the calendar.
The latter will be one of two eight-hour races on the schedule, along with Sebring, whose final date is yet to be confirmed. Three of the other races will run to the six hour format which is typical of most current events. The other exception will be the Le Mans 24 Hours, which remains the season finale.
The variation in race length has come about in response to a survey of fans. WEC CEO Gerard Neveu said: “Our fans spoke, we listened and have reacted.”
“Naturally we have had a period of consultation with our partners and competitors, and we believe that this new calendar will meet their expectations and requirements as well as please the fans who are so important to us all.
“Our aim is to introduce an additional round to the 2020-2021 calendar so that there is more or less an event every month to help maintain interest.”
The World Endurance Championship will hold the third race in its eight-round 2018-19 ‘super-season’ this weekend at Silverstone.
The 2019 F1 calendar has not yet been revealed.
Provisional 2019-2020 WEC calendar
|1||1st September 2019||Silverstone||Four hours|
|2||13th October 2019||Fuji||Six hours|
|3||17th November 2019||Shanghai||Four hours|
|4||14th December 2019||Bahrain||Eight hours|
|5||1st February 2020||Sao Paulo||Six hours|
|6||TBA (March 2020)||Sebring||Eight hours|
|7||3rd May 2020||Spa-Francorchamps||Six hours|
|8||13th-14th June 2020||Le Mans||24 hours|
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