WEC extends Spa contract until 2028

Five-year extension covers main promotion and European Le Mans Series.

WEC extends Spa contract until 2028


Le Mans Endurance Management (LMEM), organiser of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), has extended its contract with the Spa-Francorchamps circuit until 2028.


  • Five-year extension takes effect from next season
  • Race to continue on WEC calendar in the traditional slot before the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Announcement made during the official opening of the circuit's new Endurance Grandstand last weekend

Context: Spa-Francorchamps has formed a round of the WEC since the championship’s inception back in 2012, while the circuit has been regular fixture in the ELMS calendar since 2016.

Comment: Frédéric Lequien, chief executive of LMEM, said: “Stability across our championships is extremely important and to continue our relationship with Spa-Francorchamps is a great honour. The circuit has been a regular fixture in both the WEC and ELMS calendars for many years and provides teams and fans with excellent racing and world-class facilities.

“There is no denying that it is one of the drivers’ favourite venues, and the track is truly unique which always provides thrilling action. We have witnessed some incredible races in WEC and ELMS over the years and thanks to the team at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, we can now look forward to many more to follow.”

Coming next: Last weekend's top class of the 6 Hours of Spa was won by the Toyota Gazoo Racing team of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López. Next up for the endurance series is the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans from 10th to 11th June.

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