Up To Speed: 12 – 13 March 2022
This weekend sees the return of the British Endurance Championship and FIA World Endurance Championships. There’s plenty to get up to speed with this weekend.
British Endurance Championship – Round One, Silverstone
This weekend will mark the first round of the revamped Motorsport UK British Endurance Championship. Based on Britcar’s unique formula, the Balance of Performance Indicator (BEPI) levels the performance of the cars to create a competitive environment for an eclectic variety of GT and Touring cars.
With 91 cars expected to take to the grid, the format for the British Endurance Championship will retain most of the features that made the fore-running Britcar championship popular.
For more information please visit: https://www.british-endurance-championship.com/
Live stream will be available on Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g1dO_uVtik
FIA World Endurance Championship – Official Prologue, Sebring
The FIA World Endurance Championship is back for its landmark tenth season in 2022. The series begins in Sebring following this weekend’s Prologue, with the rest of the calendar consisting of Spa, Le Mans (24h), Monza, Fuji and Bahrain.
Reigning champion Mike Conway will be back in action alongside fellow Brit Paul Di Resta. The new season also sees Peugeot join the championship alongside Toyota, Alpine and Glickenhaus.
LMP have added 12 entries into this season, including British teams Jota and Vector Sport. Six British drivers will participate across the field, including the likes of Alex Brundle, Alex Lynn, Oliver Jarvis, Will Stevens and Phillip Hanson. In addition to this James Calado will also be returning to long-term GTE-Pro berth AF Corse (Ferrari), with Formula E star Alexander Sims and sportscar legend Nick Tandy sharing the #64 Corvette with Tommy Milner. Finalising the list of contenders for this season of the FIA WEC is TF Sport and GR Racing who will be representing the UK in GTE-AM, with 8 British drivers across the field including Ben Barnicoat, Ollie Milroy, David Pittard and Charlie Fagg.
This weekend’s action will be available to watch on the Eurosport TV channel or by downloading the Eurosport app.