The FIA World Endurance Championship will return to Interlagos from the 2019-20 season series organisers have confirmed.

A reported multi-year deal has been confirmed between the Brazilian circuit, which also holds Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix, to host a six-hour race in WEC after the new ‘super-season’ is completed midway through 2019.

The new race agreement sees the series return to Brazil for the first time since 2014 when Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace hosted WEC between 2012-2014 but after hitting financial difficulties it dropped off the 2015 calendar.

The official date of the Interlagos round for the 2019-20 season is yet to be formally confirmed but WEC CEO Gerard Neveu is thrilled to see the Brazilian round back on the race calendar.

"This is very good news not only for the huge number of extremely passionate and loyal Brazilian fans of the WEC, but also for the championship’s competitors who love to race on the legendary Interlagos circuit," Neveu said.

“Our return to South America has been something we’ve been working towards for several years now, and our thanks must go to Nicholas Duduch and his organisation for their hard work to make it happen, with the support of the city of Sao Paulo. Having Bruno Senna as our WEC race ambassador in Sao Paulo is a real honour; he is undoubtedly one of the best drivers from the FIA WEC.

“Together with the whole FIA WEC paddock and our partners, we’re now looking forward to being back in Brazil in 2019-2020 and for a great event.”

WEC is about to begin its first ‘super-season’ which includes two 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and two Le Mans 24 Hours stretching across 2018-19.

 

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