WEC 1000-mile race to return to Sebring alongside IMSA in 2020

The World Endurance Championship's Sebring race will return for the 2019/20 season

WEC 1000-mile race to return to Sebring alongside IMSA in 2020

The WEC added Sebring to its calendar for the first time since 2012 on the 2018/19 superseason calendar.

It shared the bill with the IMSA SportsCar Championship's traditional 12-hour fixture.

The WEC race was run as a 1,000-mile event with an eight-hour time limit on the Friday before the IMSA race, and this format will be kept for the 2020 edition of the Florida event.

The meeting will place on March 18-21 2020. Senior figures from both the WEC and IMSA had said it was highly likely that their collaboration would continue into a second season after the 2019 race.

IMSA President Scott Atherton said: "The 2019 Super Sebring weekend exceeded expectations by every measure, and we look forward to working with the World Endurance Championship and Sebring Raceway staffs to enhance the experience in 2020 for everyone involved."

WEC CEO Gerard Neveu added: "The Sebring event this year was greatly enjoyed by competitors and fans alike, and it's a real pleasure to come together again with our partners at IMSA and Sebring Raceway to put on an even better show for 2020."

The announcement means that the 2019/20 WEC calendar, first revealed at Silverstone last year, is now finalised.

Sebring slots in between the revived Interlagos fixture in February and the Spa event in May.

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