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ELMS - 01/08/2019
Spa has always played a major role in the WEC and ELMS’s calendar, not only for its favoured position in Northern Europe which attracts spectators from Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and Netherlands, but also because it serves as the all-important dress rehearsal for the WEC’s headline event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Gérard Neveu, CEO of the WEC and ELMS, commented: “We have always aimed to have as much stability in our schedule as possible and we are really delighted that both the WEC and European Le Mans Series will be returning to Spa for another four years.
“Providing our competitors and fans with the opportunity to visit top class circuits and facilities such as Spa is crucial to us, and of course it is one of the drivers’ favourite places to race at, with so much history and drama. We have witnessed some incredible WEC and ELMS events there, although we hope we won’t have any snow in 2020! (laughs)."
Nathalie Maillet, CEO of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps added: “It is with great pride that we finalise today the renewal for four years of the contract which assures the presence at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.
“I welcome this extension which demonstrates the excellent collaboration between the ACO and Le Mans Endurance Management, organiser of these two key events in our calendar. I would also like to thank the management of these organisations for their confidence in the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. This long-term agreement will allow us to develop these two championships together on the basis of a strong, lasting and fruitful relationship. It is finally, and above all, excellent news for all the fans of these two championships.”
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