Silverstone to host UK debut of the FIA World Endurance Championship

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Silverstone Circuit is gearing up to host the fourth round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship on 24 – 26 August. The 6 Hours of Silverstone will see 37 endurance vehicles line-up on the grid, with 23 Le Mans (LM) prototypes and 14 Grand Touring Endurance (GTE) entries, making the event Britain’s biggest sportscar race of the year.

Allan McNish, one of the points leader in the FIA World Endurance Driver’s Championship
Allan McNish, one of the points leader in the FIA World Endurance Driver’s Championship

Photo by: Lucien Harmegnies

Seven British teams and no less than sixteen British drivers will be competing, including Sportscar World Champion and F1 commentator Martin Brundle, BRDC SuperStar Alex Brundle, former Le Mans 24 Hours Champion David Brabham and one of the most highly rated sportscar drivers in the world and points leader in the FIA World Endurance Driver’s Championship Allan McNish. The Brits are now counting down until they go head-to-head with some of the best endurance drivers in the world, in front of a passionate home crowd.

Hosted out of the iconic Silverstone Wing, the circuit’s state-of-the-art pit and paddock facility, Silverstone is opening up this impressive new paddock to all ticket holders on Saturday and Sunday. Bringing fans closer to the action, a free pit walk and autograph session will also be running on Sunday, giving fans unprecedented access to the famous endurance drivers and an insider’s view of the WEC garages.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said, “With the return of the World Endurance Championship to the motor sport calendar, we’re delighted Silverstone are able to offer fans a chance to see these endurance sportscars in action. With plenty of on-track action and stunning machinery guaranteed, we’re completing the package with a host of exhilarating off-track entertainment, making the weekend one not to be missed.”

Source: Silverstone Circuit

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