2016 FIA WEC calendar revised

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council earlier this week, just one minor change has been made to the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship timetable.

The fifth round will take place at Mexico's Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez a day earlier than originally planned. That means the race is going to be run on a Saturday rather than a Sunday.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 2016 Front Side
Audi has already revealed its 2016 LMP1 contender, a revised R18.

Also agreed were technical measures proposed by the Endurance Commission. Focussing mainly on powertrain regulations, aerodynamics and testing limits, these are intended to attract more manufacturers to the LMP1 class.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - Calendar
Round Date Event Country
1 17 April 6 Hours of Silverstone Great Britain
2 07 May 6 Hours of Spa Belgium
3 18/19 June 24 Hours of Le Mans France
4 24 July 6 Hours of Nürburgring Germany
5 03 September 6 Hours of Mexico City Mexico
6 17 September 6 Hours of COTA - Lone Star Le Mans USA
7 16 October 6 Hours of Fuji Japan
8 06 November 6 Hours of Shanghai China
9 19 November 6 Hours of Bahrain Bahrain

An official pre-season testing session at Circuit Paul Ricard in France – known as The Prologue – is scheduled for the 25th and 26th of March.

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