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FIA Clarifies WEC Testing Rules

FIA clarifies testing rules for WEC…

Photo: Toyota

Photo: Toyota

The FIA has clarified testing limitations in the FIA World Endurance Championship, confirming that multiple cars running in private testing in LMP2, GTE-Pro and GTE-Am are each counted towards the team’s yearly allowance.

It’s understood there had been confusion over whether two-car teams, with both cars testing, would be credited with only a single test per day, or two.

LMP2 teams are allowed only two closed private test days per car entered in the championship, along with eight days of open testing that includes the Prologue and Le Mans Test Day, which are both mandatory.

No limitation is in place for open testing in the GTE ranks, with each car permitted ten closed private test days, in both GTE-Pro and GTE-Am.

The rules for LMP1, limited by each entrant in the championship, remains unchanged at 7 days for closed private tests, and 33 days of open private testing, which includes the Prologue, Le Mans Test Day and Rookie Test.

New LMP1 manufacturers, meanwhile, are permitted a total of 20 days of closed private testing, as part of an incentive package revealed by the FIA late last year in the wake of Audi’s withdrawal.

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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