WEC – 2020 TOTAL 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS – Pre-Event Press Conference

Drivers from the FIA WEC Championship share their thoughts before the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Bykolles Racing Team rejoin the FIA WEC this weekend for the Total 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and Canadian Bruno Spengler will make his LMP1 debut for the Austrian team

2019/20 FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship leader Jose Maria Lopez is looking forward to returning to the cockpit of the Toyota TS050-Hybrid this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.  After winning at Silverstone and Bahrain alongside his teammates Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway, the Argentine driver is confident of a good performance on Saturday 15 August

Maxime Martin is the only Belgian driver on the grid for the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and travels to the Ardennes for his home race after winning the LMGTE Pro class at Spa alongside Alex Lynn in May 2019 for Aston Martin Racing. 

Matt Campbell, the driver of the no77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911-RSR, is looking for his first podium finish of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season.  The Australian driver stood on the top step of the LMGTE AM podium at Spa in 2019 alongside his teammates Christian Ried and Riccardo Pera, and the trio return to the Ardennes to try and defend their hard-fought win from 15 months ago.

Three time 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 winner Nicolas Lapierre is one of a handful of WEC drivers who has won at Spa in two different classes having won in LMP1 with Toyota in 2014 and then in LMP2 with Signatech Alpine in 2016. 

Roberto Merhi returns to the WEC for the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps to race for Eurasia Motorsport in the ultra competitive LMP2 category.  The Spanish ex Formula 1 driver is looking forward to the challenge of the 7km Ardennes circuit on Saturday afternoon.

Source : Fia