06.04.2017 - 13h02

6 Hours of Mexico is Go for 2017!

A press conference took place yesterday in Mexico City at which the 2017 edition of the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T was officially launched. The second running of the Central American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place

A press conference took place yesterday in Mexico City at which the 2017 edition of the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T was officially launched.  The second running of the Central American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City between 1-3 September. 

Representatives from Porsche (Mr Hermilo Nájera), Toyota (Mr Jorge Murakami) and AT & T (Cecilia Marquez) joined Promoter Ricardo Gonzalez, Jorge Abed from OMDAI (Mexico’s governing body for motorsport), driver Roberto Gonzalez, and a spokesperson from the Department of Tourism for Mexico City to reveal plans for the race.

Among the cars and star-studded roster of drivers who will be lighting up the Mexican track will be the winners of the 2016 race, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley of Porsche who, in 2017, will race with new team mate, 2015 Le Mans winner Earl Bamber.  

Competing on home ground will be Roberto Gonzalez, part of the CEFC Manor TRS Racing squad in LMP2 and the Mexican will be hoping to follow in his brother Ricardo’s footsteps with a class victory. 

Tickets for the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship will go on sale on 24th April, offering fans an early opportunity to book for the vibrant and colourful Mexican motorsport fiesta.  Tickets to attend this great spectacle of endurance racing can be purchased through Ticketmaster HERE  from as little as $ 500 MXN (approx. €25).

Ricardo González spoke about how happy he was to continue working with the WEC to bring the Spirit of Le Mans to Mexico.  Affordable prices for all, more support races, and increased entertainment will add to the thrill of the WEC in offering fans the chance to enjoy an incredible weekend experience.

Fiona MILLER