The category GTE in the WEC happens to be the World Championship

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The World Council of the Motor and held in Vienna has approved
a series of measures around the WEC ahead of the season 2017. With the
calendar of nine events confirmed, the main novelty is the update of the status
of the GTE
, that goes from Cup to the World Championship in what was a
old aspiration of the riders and the brands that were competing in the same. In addition,
it has also been confirmed the freezing of the Technical Regulation for the
category LMP1-Hybrid
, so that the prototypes of the class queen will not receive
changes up to 2020, establishing the technical basis of 2017, to the two
following seasons.

The category GTE happens to be the World Championship and as such
give the titles of pilots and brands to their winners
, this equals the role
the absolute category of the contest. To date and since the creation
the World of Resistance in 2012, the riders of the category GTE-Pro and
GTE-Am disputing a World Cup, which entailed a comparative injury in
respect to the riders and the brands that compete with prototype. All in all, the FIA
has justified its decision on the basis of the increase in the involvement of the
marks in the championship
, as well as the increased professionalism and performance of the
vehicles.

final Schedule of the WEC 2017 with 9 tests

Date Event Country
16 April 2017 6 Hours of Silverstone Great Britain
06 may 2017 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
17-18 June 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans France
16 of July 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring Germany
03 September 2017 6 Hours of Mexico Mexico
16 September 2017 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas United States
15 October 2017 6 Hours of Fuji Japan
05 November 2017 6 Hours of Shanghai China
18 November 2017 6 Hours of Bahrain Bahrain