Stability Key In 2014 WEC Calendar Announcement

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Eight races lie in wait for the WEC teams in 2014 (Credit: Clement Marin/DPPI)

A near-unchanged provisional calendar has been announced for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The series will visit the same eight tracks in the same order as the 2013 schedule – the most major alteration seeing the finale on the Bahrain International Circuit moved forward a fortnight compared to this year’s November 30 appointment.

As such Silverstone retains its position as the first race of the year with Spa-Francorchamps in its normal pre-Le Mans position, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 14-15) is again the final round of the European season before the flyway races in the second half of the year.

“This calendar represents a further step to establishing the brand of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the countries that we visit,” said Gerard Neveu, the CEO of the FIA WEC. “It is important for the seven races outside of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to have a stable calendar so the fans know when and where the FIA WEC will be bringing the Spirit of Le Mans to a circuit near them.  It also represents stability for our teams, sponsors and partners and it will allow us to be able to continue to build on the foundations that have been laid over the past two seasons.”

2014 FIA World Endurance Championship provisional calendar

March 28-29 – Silverstone, UK
April 18-20 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
June 1 – 24 Hours of Le Mans test day
June 14-15 – 24 Hours of Le Mans
August 29-31 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 19-21 – Austin, USA
October 10-12 – Fuji, Japan
October 31-1 November – Shanghai, China
November 13-15 – Bahrain

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