The WEC Will Be Heading To Silverstone Next Year After All

The WEC Will Be Heading To Silverstone Next Year After All

After initially being left off of the calendar, it has been announced that the World Endurance Championship will return to Silverstone in 2018

A couple of weeks ago the WEC announced that the next season would be a ‘super season’, running for 15 months across 2018 and 2019 as the series seeks to re-align its calendar so that the Le Mans 24 Hours can be the last race of the championship.

Unfortunately many fans were left a bit disgruntled when they learned that the provisional calendar didn’t include a round at Silverstone.

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That’s now been remedied however with the news that the series will race at Silverstone after all. It won’t be in its usual season-opening slot in April though, which is good news for the fans who won’t have to spend six hours in April showers (or snow, as happened a couple of years ago!). Instead the race will be held in August, which should mean slightly less wind and drizzle - this is Britain, remember!

Silverstone has taken the TBC slot originally pencilled in for February 2019, and there has also been a couple of other changes. The races in Fuji and Shanghai have been moved back a week to prevent a clash with Petit Le Mans.

Revised 2018/19 WEC calendar

5 & 6 April: The Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard

5 May: WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

16 & 17 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans

19 August: 6 Hours of Silverstone

21 October: 6 Hours of Fuji

18 November: 6 Hours of Shanghai

16-17 March 2019: 12 Hours of Sebring

4 May 2019: WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

15 & 16 June 2019: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The WEC Will Be Heading To Silverstone Next Year After All - Endurance

Silverstone’s return is great news as top-level sports car events have been happening at the circuit since 1976, making it one of the classic events of the World Endurance Championship.