Giants of sports car racing
World Endurance Championship
The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is the premier title in international sportscar racing, featuring the same prototype race cars and road car-based GT machines that compete at the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race.
The championship visits the UK for the 4 Hours of Silverstone, where British fans can see the ultimate sports cars and GT machines fight for class honours and the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy.
Toyota Gazoo Racing’s trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and José María López took the first win of FIA WEC Season 8 after an enthralling 4 Hours of Silverstone which saw sunshine, rain and two safety car periods.
It was the third win for the Japanese squad at Silverstone and despite Mike Conway having won nine WEC races, it marks the first victory for the British driver at his home event. A total of 49,600 enjoyed Silverstone over the weekend for the WEC season-opener where 20 British drivers represented their home country.
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