Fifty days to go until WEC double-header gets underway!
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Fifty days to go until WEC double-header gets underway!

The countdown is on… in fifty days’ time, the FIA World Endurance Championship will embark on its first-ever double-header starting with the 6 Hours of Bahrain (30 October).

It will be all to play for at the Bahrain international Circuit as a total of 63 points will be available across both weekends (25 points for round 5 and 38 points for the season-finale).  There is also one extra point available for the fastest team in qualifying for each event.

Round five of the WEC – the 6 Hours of Bahrain – will take place on Saturday 30 October and will be run in daylight. The race will start at 11h00 local time and finish six hours later at 17h00, just as the sun is setting.

The WEC season-finale - the 8 Hours of Bahrain - will be staged the following weekend (Saturday 6 November) and will start in daytime and conclude in the dark. The 2021 World Champions will be crowned following the chequered flag at 22h00 local time.

A provisional timetable for the 6 Hours race can be viewed HERE.

Entry lists for both races will be revealed soon.

Catch up with what happened at last year’s Bahrain race by watching the highlights video below.