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2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season

The 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season will be the fifth season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The series will be open to Le Mans Prototypes and grand tourer-style racing cars meeting four ACO categories. The season will began at the Silverstone Circuit in April, will end at the Bahrain International Circuit in November, and include the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Schedule

The ACO announced a provisional calendar during the 2015 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas in September 2015. The calendar retains the eight rounds from 2015, but adds the 6 Hours of Mexico City at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The World Sportscar Championship previously visited Mexico City in 1991. The Nürburgring round has been moved a month forward to July to close the gap after Le Mans.[1]

A test session will be held prior to the start of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard in March, while the mandatory test for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held in the first week of June.[1]

Rnd Race Circuit Location Date
1 6 Hours of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, United Kingdom 17 April
2 WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa, Belgium 7 May
3 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe Le Mans, France 18–19 June
4 6 Hours of Nürburgring Nürburgring Nürburg, Germany 24 July
5 6 Hours of Mexico City Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico 4 September
6 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas Circuit of the Americas Austin, United States 17 September
7 6 Hours of Fuji Fuji Speedway Oyama, Japan 16 October
8 6 Hours of Shanghai Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai, China 6 November
9 6 Hours of Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir, Bahrain 19 November

References

  1. ^ a b "2016 FIA WEC Calendar Announced, Mexico Race Added". DailySportsCar. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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