The sixth season of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place in 2017. The Championship is expected to begin in April and will open to four different categories of race cars, including grand tour style racing cars and Le Mans prototypes. The Championship will include nine different events and will end in November 2017.
A provisional calendar has been announced for the 2017 edition of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The first event will take place in Silverstone on April 16th. The 6th Hour of Silverstone will open the Championship on the Silverstone Circuit. The next event will be held on May 6th in Belgium. This event is another 6 hour-long race on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The next event in the FIA World Endurance Racing will be the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This particularly challenging racing event will take place on June 17th and June 18th in Le Mans. It will be followed by the 6 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany on July 16th.
The next two events will take place on a different continent. The participants will race on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on September 3rd for a 6 hour-long event. The FIA World Endurance Racing Championship will then come to the U.S. for the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas event on September 16th.
The last three events in the Championship will respectively take place in Japan, China and in Bahrain. Each racing event will last six hours. Participants will race on the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan on October 15th. The next event will take place on November 5th on the Shanghai International Circuit in China and the Championship will end on November 18th with a racing event on the Bahrain International Circuit.
Only a few of the participants are known at this time. So far, the Porsche Team and the G-Drive Racing team had confirmed that they would take part in the Championship. Rebellion Racing, TDS Racing, Clearwater Racing and the AF Course have also confirmed their participation. The Audio racing team stated that they would not participate in the Championship back in October 2016. The 2017 edition of the FIA World Endurance Racing Championship should be an exciting one!