WEC - Set up day at Nürburgring

13.07.17

WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring

WEC, FIA, 6 Hours of Nurburgring, motorsport, endurance

Thursday at a FIA WEC weekend at the Nürburgring consists of technical checks, administration checks and an opportunity for the drivers to walk the 5.1km before track action gets underway on Friday with two 90-minute Free Practice sessions.

The 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring is the third edition of the German race after the event was added to the schedule in 2015.  Porsche are unbeaten on their home circuit and travel to the Nurburgring on the back of a hard fought win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  However Toyota have won the first two races of the season and the Cologne based Japanese team will want to close the gap to Porsche in the  FIA World Endurance Manufacturers Championship.

Porsche to Run New 2017 High Downforce Kit

Porsche’s high downforce front bodywork was spotted today at the Nurburgring.  This weekend will be the first time that the German manufacturer will have run the second permitted bodywork option after running the low downforce Le Mans kit at Silverstone and Spa. The new kit features smaller lighting units and different dive planes.

Rookie Serra Still Learning the WEC

Brazil’s Daniel Serra will not change his approach to his debut FIA World Endurance Championship season, in spite of his victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin alongside Darren Turner and Jonny Adam.

 “For me it’s a learning season as I never did a FIA WEC race before and I’d never been to any of the tracks that the series goes to – it is all completely new,” said the 33-year-old Serra. “Le Mans is the race that every driver wants to win and to win as a rookie was great. But since our first test, my target is to help the team to achieve their objectives and I’m happy that it’s working. Everything else is just an added bonus.”