The six-race calendar for the 2022 World Endurance Championship has been revealed, with Sebring returning to host the opening round of the year and the 24 Hours of Le Mans reverting to its usual June slot.
The 2022 World Endurance Championship will feature six races, preluded by an Official Prologue at Sebring on March 12-13. The American circuit returns to host the opening race of the year; the second running of the 1000 Miles of Sebring, with the event cancelled in the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 1000 Miles of Sebring was won by Toyota’s number 8 car, driven by Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso.
The 6 Hours of Spa retains its usual early May slot. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has featured on the World Endurance Championship calendar in every season since the series’ inaugural contest in 2012. The Spa race will be followed by the highlight of the endurance racing year – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 2022 running of the event at Circuit de la Sarthe will return to its traditional June slot. The race has been held in August in each of the last two seasons; a result of the pandemic.
Monza will return to the calendar for a second year in 2022. The 6 Hours of Monza will be the final European race of the season before the series heads to Japan for the 6 Hours of Fuji at Fuji Speedway in September, before the curtain-closing 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on November 12.