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6H Shanghai: Pre-Race Notes

How to follow today's race

Weather

The weather forecast for today’s race still pretty bleak with rain set to get increasingly harder after the first hour.

There was heavy rain overnight, meaning the circuit is already wet at the time of writing, with the grey sky looking ever more threatening, the rain coming down again since 9:00am local.

Points standings

Over the last 24 hours there have been two notable changes to the FIA WEC points standings in LMP2 and GTE Am.

In LMP2, with the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing taking pole position, the crew is now tied on points with the Signatech Alpine heading into today’s race, with the #37 Malaysian-crewed siser JCDC ORECA a point off the title lead in second.

Am meanwhile, looks very different, provisionally, following the huge sanctions handed to the Dempsey Proton crew after the post-Fuji data tampering investigation. The #77 911 RSR of Christian Reid, Julien Andlauer and Matt Campbell, which led the title race, is now on zero points meaning the Team Project 1 Porsche now holds the class points lead over the TF Sport Aston Martin.

The (provisionally) updated points can be found in the stewards decisions from yesterday, HERE >>>

Starting drivers

The full starting grid with starting drivers is now available HERE >>>

How to follow

You can follow today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai in the UK with the WEC App/web service which features the live stream with commentary from DSC’s editor Graham Goodwin, Martin Haven and Allan McNish and live timing.

Radio Le Mans will also be broadcasting audio of the entire race live.

The race can also been watched on Eurosport with commentary from Mark Cole, for the opening two hours at 05.30 UK Sunday, then returning after the Macau F3 race at 08.30 UK through to the finish and podium.

More info about international coverage can be found HERE >>>

The race is set to begin at 11:00am local time in China.