Tuesday 6 December 2016

FIA WEC: Date change for 2017 prologue

A date change for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship prologue has just been announced. The prologue, the official pre-season test for all entrants in the championship has been rescheduled to Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April 2017 at Monza.

The visit of Pope Francis to the Italian town of Monza on March 24th and 25th made it impossible to retain the original date for the WEC prologue due to security and organisational reasons.  The European Le Mans Series prologue keeps its initial date on March 28th and 29th. Both prologues now follow up to each other. 

The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar: 

1-2 April: WEC Prologue, Monza, ITA
16 April: 6 Hours of Silverstone, GBR
06 May: WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
04 June: Le Mans testday, FRA
17/18 June: Le Mans 24 Hours, FRA
16 July: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, DEU
03 September: 6 Hours of Mexico, MEX
16 September: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, USA              
15 October: 6 Hours of Fuji, JAP
05 November: 6 Hours of Shanghai, CHN
18 November: 6 Hours of Bahrain, BAH

The 2017 European Le Mans Series calendar: 

28-29 March: ELMS Prologue, Monza, ITA
15 April: 4 Hours of Silverstone, GBR
14 May: 4 Hours of Monza, ITA
23 July: 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring, AUT
27 August: 4 Hours of Le Castellet, FRA
24 September: 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
22 October: 4 Hours of Portimao, POR

Kristof Vermeulen.