¡The WEC is back! After the end of the first part of the season with the dispute of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring and close european rounds of the championship in the German track, the World Resistance makes the suitcases and travels to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to contest the first edition of the 6 Hours of Mexico, a test that is generating great excitement in the country. The visit of the prototypes and vehicles GT WEC does nothing more than reopen a chapter of the past when Mexico formed part of 1989 to 1991 of the calendar of the FIA World Sportscar Championship.
With this background in memory, the Autodromo Hermanos
Rodriguez has dressed gala to welcome the WEC in a path that is very
which is different from that used in 1991. With the arrival of the Formula 1, track
it has a length of 4.304 meters and a total of 17 curves, something that does not prevent that you keep a huge main straight that the margin
the vast straights of Le Mans is one of the largest in the championship. The
prototypes and the GT should be to find the compromise between that section and the endless
curves-bound and low-speed of the second sector and the area of the
In the category LMP1 rival to beat is the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 of Dumas, Jani and Lieb, every time that come in as leaders of the standings with 106 points, although the threat of Audi is real, as seen at the Nürburgring throughout the appointment. In the Audi R18 #7 returns Benoît Tréluyer after overcoming his injury, even if the main novelty is the reduction of LMP1 in the program of Rebellion Racing who from these 6 Hours of Mexico will compete with a single R-One. This leaves the fight between the LMP1-L in two prototypes.
Many more changes hosts the 6 Hours of Mexico in the category
LMP2. In the first instance because Greaves Motorsport aligns in a timely manner a
Gibson 015S – Nissan that will drive two of the local pilots as Roberto
Gonzalez and Luis Diaz. However, in the teams that compete regularly
there have also been modifications to be Manor the great pointed out to the reduce in the
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez your bet on a single Oreca 05-Nissan. This fact
together with the presence of the pilot house Alfonso Garcia leaves Roberto Merhi
outside of the grill in these 6 Hours of Mexico.
In the category GTE-Pro, the stakes are high.
The Ford GT #66 comes with just two points advantage over the Ferrari 488
#71 of Rigon and Bird. It is also not far away from the lineups of the two Aston
Martin Vantage V8, so the battle is served. Something similar occurs in
the category GTE-Am with the leadership of the Ferrari 458 Italy #83 AF Corse,
although in this case one of their main rivals has changed his bet with the
order to be able to attack the leadership. In this way, the Aston Martin #98 of Dalla
Lana, Lamy and Lauda will mount Michelin tires in place of Dunlop from this
Hours of the 6 Hours in Mexico* WEC 2016
|Day / Time*||Session||Duration|
|Thursday, 01/09 – 16:00h||Test Collective||90′|
|Thursday, 01/09 – 20:30h||Free Practice 1||90′|
|Friday 02/09 – 00:30pm||Free Practice 2||90′|
|Friday 02/09 – 17:00h||Free Practice 3||60′|
|Friday 02/09 – 21:10:||Classification (GTE-Pro / GTE-Am)||20′|
|Friday 02/09 – 21:40h||Qualifying (LMP1 / LMP2)||20′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 20:30h||Race WEC||360′ + 1 lap|
* Schedules in Spain. In Mexico is 7 hours less.