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World Endurance Championship - WEC

World Endurance Championship - WEC

The European motor sports and international racing categories are still pulled by the aftermath of Porsche's WEC World Endurance Championship withdrawal and withdrawal from Mercedes Benz 's DTM German Touring Car Championship.
But in the last few weeks the situation began to move little by little. The series organizers who took the situation seriously started to consolidate for the future although they are slow.
World Endurance Championship - WEC
World Endurance Championship - WEC

First of all, as for WEC, LMP 1-H of hybrid vehicles and LMP 1-L of non-hybrid vehicles existed in the class, but it is expressed as "destroying" the same class to summarize this in one category Or, a drastic decision was made. The 2018 season, which the organizer calls the "super series", will be the opening game with 6 hours of spa from May 4th to 5th as the opening game, and it will be a series for more than one year with Le Mans 24 Hour of June 2019 as the final battle It was.
The number of annual events is also reduced by cutting Nurburgring, Austin (Circuit of the Americas / COTA) and Mexico.
On the other hand, spa and Le Mans were held twice, and Silver-stone, Fuji Speedway and Shanghai International Circuit entered the calendar once at the same time. In addition, America Se-bring also played the calendar revival for the first time for a long time.
Regarding the decision to make LMP 1 a "category", it seems that he was also influenced by large-scale cartel allegations involving major German manufacturers and the 2020 regulation in which debate does not progress.
Regarding the 2020 regulation that was originally planned to be introduced, an official from a car maker said, "The new provision (2018/19) is perfect for crushing the series called WEC. Nobody wants to participate, it is sarcastic and talking about it because it is necessary only for expenses like stupidity. "
Although the regulation was returned to a blank sheet this time, the outline of the new 2020 regulation is not disclosed.
Audi and Porsche disappear, and even for Toyota who will participate in Manufacturer 's only Manufacturer' s LMP 1, there is even the possibility that the 2018/19 season will organize a limited participation program or announce the end of the activity.
World Endurance Championship - WEC
World Endurance Championship - WEC
In paddock, it is important to narrow down activities to Spa and Le Mans, 3 races of Fuji which is a knee, or SARD, Tomus and TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) to participate in Le Mans as a privateer It is a rumor.

However, rumors say that the situation has changed in WEC Mexico also flows. Toyota said that if ACO, president of the series does not compete fully in WEC's 2018/19 season, he will not accept entry to Le Mans 24 hours.
Probably, ACO still thinks that the 2020 regulation that no one knows details has enough appeal to bring Peugeot back.
Also, it is unlikely that the DPI regulation fighting the IMSA Weather Tech sports car champion will be adopted. It seems that ACO is not interested in anything other than LMP 1, where manufacturers will sharpen.

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