The FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at the Bahrain circuit in November has been moved forward as a result of scheduling of two Formula 1 races at the same venue.
The second eight hour fixture of the 2019/2020 World Endurance Championship at the Bahrain circuit had been set for November 21 but has now been moved up to November 14.
This fixture change occured as a result of the november 29 and December 6 Formula 1 grand prix that were announced on Tuesday.
This date change means that the round eight of the 2019/2020 WEC season will now clash with the 12 hours of Sebring which will be the final event of this year’s WeatherTech SportsCar championship in North America.
WEC boss Gerard Neveu said “As we stated very clearly when we announced our revised calendar in April, dates were subject to further change according to the evolution of the current health crisis, or because of the calendars of other FIA world championships.
“We are very fortunate that BIC is ready and willing to be so accommodating and, indeed, welcoming to the WEC in what will be an extremely busy period for them.”
The boss also added that the clash with Sebring was less fortunate and the compressed racing schedules in the remaining half of the year have been brought about due to an unprecedented situation and believed that there would be minimal impact on both series.
This is the second time that the FIA Bahrain WEC season had been moved as it had originally been scheduled to be round five of the 2020/2021 season on December 5.
The 2020 Bahrain WEC will start as planned at 2:00 pm and finish 10:00 pm local time.