FIA and ACO release 2012 World Endurance Championship schedule

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FIA and ACO release 2012 World Endurance Championship schedule

The 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup press conference with ACO President Jean-Claude Plassart
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup press conference with ACO President Jean-Claude Plassart

Photo by: Satoshi Noma

This morning at the Zhuhai 6 Hours meeting the logo and the calendar of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship were presented. The championship consisting of eight rounds, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, will start in March and finish in November.

Jean-Claude Plassart, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest President, Pierre Fillon, ACO Vice President and Gérard Neveu, the FIA World Endurance Championship manager gave details of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar. The programme will include eight races in eight different countries on three continents. Four races will take place on Saturday, three on Sunday and one - the Le Mans 24 Hours - on Saturday/Sunday.

2012 Calendar*
17th March 2012: Sebring 12 Hours (USA)
5th May 2012: WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (B)
3rd June 2012: Le Mans 24-Hours test day (F)
16th/17th June 2012: 80th Le Mans 24 Hours (F)
25th August 2012: 6 Hours of Silverstone (GB)
16th September 2012: 6 Hours of Sao Paulo (BR) tbc
30th September 2012: 6 Hours of Mount Fuji (J)
20th October 2012: 6 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)
11th or 18th November 2012: 6 Hours of TBA (CH)

The entries for the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours will be announced on 2nd February 2012 after deliberation by the Selection Committee.

All entrants in the FIA World Endurance Championship have an automatic invitation for the 80th Le Mans 24 Hours.

  • Calendar awaiting validation by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)
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