The FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2020 visit to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will take place a week earlier than initially planned, avoiding a clash with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, while the series has renewed its deal with the circuit for another four years.
Sportscar365 reported last month that WEC CEO Gerard Neveu was working to move the Total 6 Hours of Spa to April 23-25 from its originally planned May 3-5 slot, avoiding one of three Formula E clashes.
The confirmation of the date change comes with a renewal of the Belgian circuit’s deal with both WEC and the European Le Mans Series, keeping it on both schedules for another four years.
It’s been part of the WEC schedule since the start of the championship in 2012, and typically features as the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“We have always aimed to have as much stability in our schedule as possible and we are really delighted that both the WEC and European Le Mans Series will be returning to Spa for another four years,” said Neveu.
“Providing our competitors and fans with the opportunity to visit top class circuits and facilities such as Spa is crucial to us, and of course it is one of the drivers’ favourite places to race at, with so much history and drama.
“We have witnessed some incredible WEC events there, although we hope we won’t have any snow in 2020!
“By moving our 2020 Total 6 Hours of Spa race forward a week we manage to avoid some clashes with other events in order to satisfy our competitors, partners, fans and media.”