WEC heading to Montréal?

Could the World Endurance Championship be returning to Canada in 2015?

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been rumored to be in the running for a WEC race in 2015. The track is known most notably for its annual Formula One event, which it has hosted since 1978 (with the exception of 1987 and 2009).

Montréal is obviously, already FIA-approved and a WEC event wouldn't be something entirely new to the circuit. WEC's predecessor - the World Sportscar Championship, raced at the popular Canadian road course 24 years ago.

In September of 1990, they held a round there in a race that ended disastrously. The event was halted just past the halfway point due to a massive accident, instigated by a manhole cover. Jésus Pareja struck it and a multi-car incident ensued, with Pareja's car erupted into flames. That race was also the debut of the legendary Peugeot 905.

Montréal would love to have another major race, especially after losing their NASCAR event following the 2012 season. It could be part of the North American swing when the pinnacle of sports car racing travels to Austin, Texas for the Six Hours of COTA.

If this event does indeed come to fruition, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve would make a perfect addition to the already stellar lineup on the World Endurance Championship calendar.

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Series WEC
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Jésus Pareja
Article type Rumor
Tags 2015, circuit gilles villeneuve, montreal, wec, world endurance championship