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COTA, Bahrain Confirmed as Night Races

FIA WEC COTA, Bahrain rounds to feature as night races…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Two regular season rounds of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship will be run at night, it has been confirmed.

The FIA WEC announced the starting times for all seven of its six-hour events, with the American race set to take place from 4:30-10:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.

It will run on the same day as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race following a reshuffle in the event’s weekend schedule.

The Six Hours of Bahrain, meanwhile, will again run from 3-9 p.m., which will feature more than four hours of night running time.

Additionally, the Spa, Fuji and Sao Paulo rounds will all finish in dusk conditions.

While not yet officially announced, the double points-paying 24 Hours of Le Mans is expected to again have a 3 p.m. start time. 

2014 FIA WEC Race Times

April 20 – Silverstone (12-6 p.m.)
May 3 – Spa-Francorchamps (2:30-8:30 p.m.)
September 20 – Circuit of The Americas (4:30-10:30 p.m.)
October 12 – Fuji (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
November 2 – Shanghai (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
November 15 – Bahrain (3-9 p.m.)
November 30- Sao Paulo (1-7 p.m.)

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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