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2016 WEC Schedule Approved by WMSC

FIA World Motor Sport Council approves 2016 WEC schedule…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

The 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship schedule has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council, confirming the new event in Mexico City and a return to Circuit of The Americas, amid financial concerns with the Texan circuit.

A contract between the WEC and promoters of the new event at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was signed last month in Bahrain. It marks an expansion to a nine-round calendar for the first time in the championship’s history.

No changes have been made to any of the WEC dates from the provisional schedule released in September.

The same has been the case with the 21-round Formula One calendar, which was also ratified on Wednesday, with its new event in Baku remaining a direct conflict to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship Schedule

April 15-17 — Silverstone
May 5-7 — Spa-Francorchamps
June 18-19 — 24 Hours of Le Mans
July 22-24 — Nürburgring
Sept. 2-4 — Mexico City
September 15-17 — Circuit of The Americas
October 14-16 — Fuji Speedway
November 4-6 — Shanghai
November 17-19 — Bahrain

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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