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24H Le Mans to Return to Double Points

24H Le Mans to return to double-points format for 2019-20 season finale…

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans will revert to double points for the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season finale, according to an updated version of  the series’ sporting rules.

Le Mans counted for 1.5x points last season, in a departure from the double points format used since the start of the championship’s inaugural season in 2012.

The WEC has since returned to its original plan for its eighth season, meaning 50 points will be available for a win, 36 points for second and 30 points for third at Le Mans.

In the 2018-19 ‘Super Season’, victory in the French enduro counted for 38 points, while second place awarded 27 points and third place brought 23 points.

The distribution adjustment has extended to the 8 Hours of Bahrain and the 1000 Miles of Sebring, where victory will now be worth 38 points rather than 32.

The Six and four-hour races at Silverstone, Fuji, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Spa will be held under the standard FIA points system which awards 25 points for a win, 18 for second place and 15 for third.

The full Le Mans points structure now reads 50-36-30-24-20-16-12-8-4-2, plus a single point for any other classified car in each class.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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