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The rules crisis facing the World Endurance Championship

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The rules crisis facing the World Endurance Championship
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May 15, 2019, 1:15 PM

After floating its hypercar concept, and then changing it for a number of manufacturers that are still yet to commit, the FIA World Endurance Championship's future is in peril. It must act swiftly or face impending doom.

If you're not particularly enthused by the prospect of a pair of Toyotas slugging it out at the Le Mans 24 Hours unchallenged next month, then you've probably got an eye on 2021 and a new era for the WEC. I only wish I could tell you the shape and the form of the cars that will be vying for outright victory in the world's greatest race two years hence.

I can't tell you now, and I probably won't be able to tell you tomorrow after what what could turn out to be one of those seminal days in the sometimes tortured history of sportscar racing. Probably not next week, either. That's how uncertain these times are.

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Author Gary Watkins