World Endurance Championship Racing New, Updates & Analysis
The motorsports testing laboratory continues to grow with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) organized FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA).The races range from six hours at Spa-Francorchamps, Fuji, and Monza to eight hours at Bahrain or Sebring and 24 hours at the season finale at Le Mans.
There are four classes of WEC races in all.
The prototype category is divided into LMH (which allows factory teams) and LMP2 (exclusively for privateers).LMH and LMDh are the highest levels of prototypes, with factory cars like Toyota, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, and Peugeot in Japan and the United States.
LMP2 is the second prototype category, in which private teams with a mix of professional and semi-professional drivers participate.
The GTE category is the second important classification. "Professionals" and "privateers" are divided into two categories. Ferrari and Porsche compete for the world title in the GTE Pro class in which professional drivers operate the cars.
Private teams with so-called "gentleman drivers" compete in the GTE Am class, the smallest of the four classes. There is a long history of collaboration between amateur and professional racers in world endurance championships.
The cars are frequently split between three or two drivers in the WEC's six- to eight-hour races, who perform so-called "stints." The time the car spends on the track between pit stops is a stint. The stint usually lasts until the car has consumed a full gas tank. The length of a stint varies from class to class, but it lasts typically between 45 and 1 hour. We at Gititstore keep a close eye on the WEC championship to provide you with all of the latest information.