[Auto House Race] In 2012, the Le Mans Intercontinental Cup (ILMC) will be upgraded to the World Endurance Championship (WEC). On November 12, at the 6-hour endurance race in Zhuhai, the final station of the Le Mans Intercontinental Cup, WEC General Manager Gerard Neveau announced the schedule for the new season. WEC will have eight races next year, and the final battle will still be held in China.
The 2012 WEC season will kick off on March 17, the first race is the Sebring 12 Hours Endurance Race held in the United States. On May 5th, WEC will return to Europe to hold a 6-hour endurance race at Spa Circuit in Belgium. From June 16th to 17th, the annual Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race will be held as scheduled in the French town.
|WEC schedule for 2012 season|
|March 17||Sebring 12 Hours (United States)|
|May 5||6 Hours of Spa (Belgium)|
|June 16-17||Le Mans 24 Hours (France)|
|August 25||Silverstone 6 Hours (UK)|
|September 16||Sao Paulo 6 Hours (Brazil)|
|September 30||Mount Fuji 6 Hours Race (Japan)|
|October 20||Bahrain 6 Hours (Bahrain)|
|November 18||China 6 Hours (to be confirmed)|
The August event is the Silverstone 6-Hour Endurance Race. There will be two events in the WEC in September. The first will be in Interlagos, Brazil on September 16, and the second will be in Fuji, Japan on September 30. The track is held. On October 20th, WEC will come to the Middle East country Bahrain for the first time to hold a 6-hour endurance race. The final battle will be held in China on November 18, but the venue has not yet been determined, the most likely location is Zhuhai or Shanghai. The official schedule will be announced on February 2, 2012.