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Monza WEC Prologue Date Switched

Papal attempt to gatecrash pre-season test fails

The dates for the 2017 FIA WEC Prologue, switched for this year to Monza, have changed to Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017.

The reason for the change from the previously announced dates is that an official visit to Monza by His Holiness Pope Francis will now take place on 24th and 25th March 2017, the organisational and security implications mean that it is not now possible to combine the WEC’s visit with these dates.

The dates for the official pre-season European Le Mans Series test at Monza remains unchanged on 28th and 29th March 2017.

The revised 2017 WEC calendar is as follows:

1 / 2 April WEC Prologue, Monza, ITA
16 April 6 Hours of Silverstone, GBR
06 May WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
17/18 June Le Mans 24 Hours, FRA
16 July 6 Hours of Nürburgring, DEU
03 September 6 Hours of Mexico, MEX
16 September 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, USA
15 October 6 Hours of Fuji, JAP
05 November 6 Hours of Shanghai, CHN
18 November 6 Hours of Bahrain, BAH