Endurance Racing Fans To Benefit From Changes To 2019 Sebring Schedule

How changes in 2019 will bring fans together.

 IMSA, the FIA World Endurance Championship and Sebring International Raceway met to discus some some key changes for the 2019 race weekend at the Famed Florida track.
The March 13-16 event will feature more racing, more cars and a heightened experience that will give fans more bang for their buck.  The WEC’s sixth round of its Super Season now becoming the 1000 Miles of Sebring, or 8 hours. That will begin March 15th starting in the afternoon and finishing under the lights.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Twelve Hours of Sebring will stay the final race culminating a great weekend of racing.

A must to attend…

Scott Atherton, President of IMSA said The decisions came from our discussions with the WEC, FIA and track management. The 2019 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring  weekend will be absolute must see for sports car racing fans.

With the multiple series there was discussion on how to make a faster transition between on track sessions. The WEC will now use a new pit-lane that will help teams getting in and out of the paddocks.
Also in the discussions were how to revise the schedule to help spectators, corner workers, media, teams and commercial partners gain a little comfort. As most of the changes were focused around increased entertainment for the fans, many people make a race weekend go.
Additionally, IMSA, WEC and Sebring worked on giving the fans a viewing area of the WEC paddock. As a result, fans will have both paddocks concurrently in Turn 16.
CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship Gérard Neveu said that some flexibility would be required on all sides. The groups made quick work of a few of the key changes like the schedule, pitlane and the paddock were agreed on very quickly.
All three parties were able to find solutions that worked, and would enhance the weekend, according to Neveu.
Stephen Conley

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