The dawn of FIA WEC Season 9!
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The dawn of FIA WEC Season 9!

The 35 cars that will compete in the 2021 FIA WEC season-opener lined up at La Source in Spa-Francorchamps, the location for tomorrow’s Prologue as well as round 1 of WEC Season 9.

Tomorrow the WEC cars will take to the iconic Belgian circuit for pre-season testing. It will be the first time that the Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercars have been seen in competitive action since the end of the LMP1 era of sportscars. They will join 14 LMP2 cars, as well as the collective 18 LMGT Pro and Am entries on the track. 

Following a successful pre-season testing programme, the GR010 HYBRID Hypercar will aim to defend its world title with an unchanged driver line-up in the No. 7 and No. 8 cars for 2021.

Brendon Hartley, driver of the No. 8 car, commented: “We’ve completed quite an extensive test programme leading up to the first race of the new Hypercar era and we feel well prepared. There is a lot of excitement throughout the whole team, as well as amongst the fans, to see what these new cars will look like on track and to see how close the racing is going to be.”

The timetable for the Prologue can be found HERE.

Click HERE for the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps race schedule.

Click HERE for the entry list.