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WEC Linked to Interlagos Return in 2019

FIA World Endurance Championship linked to return to Sao Paulo for 2019-20 season…

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The FIA World Endurance Championship has been linked to a return to Interlagos for next year, with an announcement to possibly be made as early as next week in Brazil.

Brazilian sports website Torcedores reports that a press conference has been scheduled for March 22 in Sao Paulo that will see WEC CEO Gerard Neveu, Event Manager Cedric Vilatte, Bruno Senna and Duduch Motorsports CEO Nicholas Duduch in attendance.

Interlagos hosted WEC events from 2012-14, prior to the date moving to the Nürburgring in 2015, and the debut of a Mexico City round the following year.

It’s believed the championship’s possible return would be for the 2019/20 season, and not for the upcoming ‘Super Season’ which runs from May until June 2019.

Local reports indicate that the round would likely be hosted in the second half of 2019, potentially as one of the opening rounds of the season.

Neveu has previously stated that a number of options were on the table for its first full ‘winter’ season, including a potential return to Bahrain, which is not on the 2018-19 schedule.

The full calendar is not expected to be revealed until later this year.

Laurent Mercier contributed to this report

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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