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Old friends. New laps.

We've almost forgotten what it feels like. This special time of the year. With exciting days and long nights. No, we're not talking about summer. We're motorsport fans. And we're talking about the WEC season. 2020 was full of cancellations and postponements. But this year the classic racing calendar is back. And that's not the only good news – not by a long shot.

Spa. But not for the good of your health.

The WEC starts with a highlight of the season. In the 6h of Spa-Francorchamps, the starting field will meet for the first time on 1 May. Traditionally, we are starting the race with two works RSRs. With the start numbers 91 and 92 of course. And with all the works drivers experience that we have. Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz in the 91, and Kévin Estre and Neel Jani in the 92 bring together several decades of long-distance experience and victories in the cockpit.

The customer is a racer.

Clearly our customer teams will be at the start too. And what a group! Matt Campbell, Christian Ried and Jaxon Evans will be chasing victory in the LMGTE-Am class in one of two Dempsey-Proton Racing 911 RSRs in the strenuous races. The German customer team Project 1 is also approaching the starting line with two RSRs. And GR Racing from the United Kingdom is also sending an RSR to the races – in number 86, three Brits Mike Wainwright, Ben Barker and Tom Gamble are fighting for places on the podium.

Tour de Fast.

After the season opener, it's on to Portugal from the Eau Rouge for our works team: The 8h of Portimão is waiting for them. The track, finished in 2008, is well known to us. Many test and trial drives have taken place here. And on the topic of well-known tracks, the next race in the calendar is the 6h of Monza. The legendary high-speed track is the build-up for the uncontested highlight of the season: the 24h of Le Mans.

24 legendary hours in August.

As with the long distance in Portimão, August will also see three drivers per car at the starting line in Le Mans. Estre and Jani will be joined by Michael Christensen. Bruni and Lietz will welcome Frédéric Makowiecki into their cockpit as an old friend. Two well-tested and fully matured 911 RSRs will now be waiting for the Le Mans winners. We can't imagine a better set up.

Autumn in Fuji, winter sun in Bahrain.

The drivers and team will have just under a month to recharge, learn lessons and achieve a logistical masterpiece: the WEC circus moves on to Japan to race in the 6h of Fuji in September against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountain it gets its name from. From there, the end of the season will be in sight. While autumn slowly turns to winter in Europe, our works teams will be soaking up the sun again, and putting pedal to the metal in the desert. In the 8h of Bahrain: a spectacular end to the season.

WEC calendar 2021

26/27 April – Prologue in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
1 May – 6h of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
13 June – 8h of Portimão (Portugal)
18 July – 6h of Monza (Italy)
21/22 August – 24h of Le Mans (France)
26 September – 6h of Fuji (Japan)
20 November – 8h of Bahrain (Bahrain)