WEC

THE SAME 
LE MANS SPIRIT
IN SIX DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES

WHAT IS

WEC

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is an iconic global racing series inspired by the racing spirit and endurance of Le Mans. Each season is comprised of around six to nine races held across the globe, each lasting between four to twenty-four hours. These spectacular races are regularly held at legendary tracks such as Fuji and Spa as well as newer venues like the Bahrain International Circuit.

Two prototype classes
& two GTE classes:

HYPERCAR

LMP cars are some of the quickest closed-wheel cars used in circuit racing, and can be faster than an F1 car in a straight line.  Featuring a closed cockpit and body work that covers every element of the car, they are developed solely for track competitions and adhere to the technical requirements recognised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.


TOTAL OUTPUT:

671bhp

MINIMUM WEIGHT:

1030kg

TOP SPEED:

330kph

LMP2

LMP2 is a variation on the LMP1 category car specifications. Fewer modifications and developments are allowed, with all cars containing the same Gibson engine. This class is specifically for teams of independent manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.


TOTAL OUTPUT:

490bhp

MINIMUM WEIGHT:

930kg

TOP SPEED:

320kph

LMGTE

PRO

The Le Mans Grand Tour Racing Endurance category are modified variations of road cars from the likes of Aston Martin, BWM and Porsche. This division is comprised of manufacturers and professional drivers.


TOTAL OUTPUT:

500bhp

MINIMUM WEIGHT:

1245kg

TOP SPEED:

303kph

LMGTE

AM

This is a variation of the LMGTE-PRO category, with the exception that cars must be a year older than those competing in the PRO category. 

This class includes both professional and amateur drivers.


TOTAL OUTPUT:

500bhp

MINIMUM WEIGHT:

1245kg

TOP SPEED:

303kph

WEC

RACE

CALENDAR

6 Hours of Spa

1 May 2021

24 Hours of Le Mans

22-22 August 2021

6 hours of Monza

18 July 2021

6 Hours of Bahrain

30 October 2021

8 hours of Bahrain

6 November 2021

Goodyear becomes
the exclusive tyre
supplier to LMP2

 

At the start of the 2020/2021 season, Goodyear were announced as the official tyre supplier to the LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship and are proud to continue supporting WEC into the 2021/2022 season

 

This high-profile partnership follows on from Goodyear’s successful return to the 24 hours of Le Mans back in 2019, and reinforces the relationship between the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the leading World and European endurance championships and one of the most successful tyre companies in the history of motorsport.

The Goodyear
SuperSport
Race Tyre:

Developed to 
go the distance

The latest generation of the Goodyear Eagle SuperSport race tyres will be supplied to all WEC teams within the LMP2 class.

 

Goodyear offer 3 different types of tyres in the LMP2 race category: 

1. Slicks

2. Inters

3. Wets

 

 

 

 

Race

Format

Practice

Round

Free practice time will be allocated to the Friday before the race.

Friday

Qualifying

Round

Qualifying session lasts around 25 minutes giving teams the chance for two drivers to post their fastest lap. The average lap times is then used to calculate who is in pole position for race day.

Saturday

Race

Round

During race day, every driver of each team is required to spend specific amount of time in the car, calculated in relation to the length of the race.

Sunday

INFORMATION


RACE SERIES