The World Endurance Championship has announced it will not feature the use of 'grid girls' in 2015 after it was deemed to not be reflective of the sport in this era.

A well-established feature of motor racing over the decades, grid girls remain a staple at the highest level of the sport, including F1, but during the season launch for the 2015 World Endurance Championship, it was confirmed they would be dropped from the series for this season, with chief executive Gerard Neveu saying 'for me that is the past, the condition of women is a little bit different now'.

Organisers have since released a statement on Twitteremphasising its desire to promote 'beautiful women' involved in the sport behind-the-scenes instead.

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"WEC garages, paddocks, grandstands, hospitality and media rooms full of beautiful women, always much appreciated by everyone not just before the start.

"We have many more beautiful women who work with the WEC than just those holding number panels.

"On the grid we believe cars are the beauties & Le Mans-style starts echo Spirit of Le Mans ethos communicated in all we do."

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