It’s race week! WEC prepares for Portimão
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It’s race week! WEC prepares for Portimão

This week the FIA WEC will roar into action for the upcoming 8 Hours of Portimão, the first time that the World Championship has competed in Portugal.

A total of 33 cars will compete in round 2 of the WEC, which is expected to see plenty of sunshine throughout for the 4.653km length track which is known for its steep climbs and descents.

Portimão marks Toyota’s 100th race at the top level of World Championship endurance racing. Since the debut of the 83C car in the Fuji 1000km in October 1983, Toyota prototypes have participated in 99 World Championship races.
Following a historic first Hypercar victory in Spa-Francorchamps, the reigning World Champions face new competition from Glickenhaus Racing, which enters one car, as does Alpine. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, in the No. 8 car, lead the drivers’ standings for Toyota Gazoo Racing after winning last time out at Spa.

To get you in the mood for this week’s race, watch the official teaser video below.

Click HERE for the timetable

Click HERE for the latest entry list.