The 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar was unveiled today at Fuji International Speedway. The 2015 schedule is a continuation of the previous three seasons, with eight races once again filling the line up of 6 Hour and 24 Hour events, including a new event at the Nürburgring in Germany at the end of August.
The 2015 season will start on the 27/28 March with The Prologue at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the official test and is the traditional first chance for the media and fans to see the new cars all in one place, including the new LMP1 manufacturer entry from Nissan alongside the hybrid prototypes from Audi, Porsche and Toyota.
As in the previous two years, the opening race of the year will be at Silverstone, where the teams will compete for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy at the season opener. The 2015 WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will be the fourth time the Belgium round has taken place at the start of May for the customary last race before the ‘Big One’, the 24 Heures du Mans in June.
The 6 Hours of Nürburgring is the new race in 2015. The 6 Hours of São Paulo is not being held due to the pit building renovation work which will not be completed in time for the August race date.
The 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas in September is the first of four races overseas, with the Lone Star Le Mans event being a joint race weekend with the Tudor United Sports Car Championship.
It will be followed by races in Fuji, Shanghai and the finale in Bahrain at the end of November.
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Provisional Calendar**
27 / 28 March : Prologue Castellet
12 April : 6 Hours of Silverstone
02 May : 6 Hours of Spa
31 May : Tests Le Mans
13/14 June : 24h du Mans
30 August : 6 Hours of Nurburging
19 September : 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas ( Lone Star le Mans)
11 October : 6 Hours of Fuji
1 November: 6 Hours of Shanghai
21 November : 6 Hours of Bahrain
** Subject to clarification by the FIA World Motor Sport Council
The Oreca 07 #31 wins the seventh race of the FIA WEC season in very tricky conditions. The #13 car was forced to abandon the race after a contact with another LMP2.
Vaillante REBELLION #13 and #31 will start the 6 Hours of Fuji at the top of the LMP2 starting grid.
After two races in America, both Vaillante REBELLION crews expect to confirm their good dynamics for their arrival in Asia with a first round in Japan.
No third victory at Petit Le Mans for REBELLION Racing, forced to abandon the race following a shock with another car and a runway exit of the Oreca 07 #13 in the sixth hour.