Next season the World Endurance Championship (WEC) will return to compete in three continents, as announced today August 20th in the new calendar.
The six WEC races will be staged in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. The calendar will allow the WEC’s manufacturers, teams, and partners intercontinental visibility at well-established race venues in key regions around the world.
The WEC also took into account the financial and economic implications as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so a decision was made to maintain six rounds for the 2022 season.
Season 10 will see the WEC return to Sebring for the 1000 Miles of Sebring after a two-year absence due to the health crisis. The Official Prologue, otherwise known as the pre-season test, will be staged from 12-13 March with the season-opening 1000 Miles of Sebring to take place on 18 March, immediately before IMSA’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Following the success of the inaugural 6 Hours of Monza which was staged in Italy last month, the WEC will return to the iconic Temple of Speed once again for another 6-hour race.
Sebring and Monza will be complemented by popular and iconic tracks including Spa-Francorchamps, Fuji and Bahrain. Six and eight-hour races will feature with the flagship event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – set to return in its traditional mid-June slot.
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar
12/13 March 2022, Official Prologue – Sebring (USA)
18 March 2022, 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
7 May 2022, TOTAL Energies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
11/12 June 2022, 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)
10 July 2022, 6 Hours of Monza (ITA)
11 September 2022, 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)
12 November 2022, 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)