The World Endurance Championship features some of the closest racing action and also some of the best circuits of the world. All of them are marvelous in their own right but what if we had a couple of new circuits added to the calendar? Wouldn’t that be fun? Let’s discuss about a few potential options.
The Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia is a very famous racetrack among drivers. It is a street circuit built on a mountain and it annually hosts the greatest motor racing event of Australia, the Bathurst 1000 which is also a part of the V8 Supercars series. The track is anything but flat with constant elevation changes, most of which occur between Turn 2 and Turn 18. Mount Panorama has two very long straights, lot of elevation change and is also located around the greens. This track surely resembles Spa in some ways. It would be great fun to hear so many engines revving loudly in the mountainside as drivers enjoy the ride of their lives.
Another good option is the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It is privately owned by soft-drink company Red Bull which is an avid investor in motorsport. The track has hosted several major racing events after it’s renovation in 2011 including F1, MotoGP and ELMS races. It is a very good motorsport facility and is loved by many drivers and fans alike. It has only nine but very fast corners which will keep the drivers entertained. Elevation change is a major factor of the track; this is a gift of the natural topography of the area. The 4.3km track is very light on the brakes for cars and laps here can be completed very quickly. There are some minor runoff areas (except for Turn 8 & 9) and gravel traps are a common sight here, making this track very demanding. Many motorsport fans would definitely like to see some of the best endurance drivers on the planet drive around the extremely quick and challenging track located in the hills.
I hope you like my ideas of having a WEC race at these tracks. Are there any good tracks that I missed? Share your opinion in the comments section.
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