The World Endurance Championship is returning to Texas and the Circuit of the Americas in 2024.
Texas, which played host to the WEC from 2013-17 and again in 2020, will in effect replace Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway as the United States stop on the eight-race world championship.
The race at Austin, Texas—the Lone Star Le Mans—is scheduled for Sept. 1.
As for Sebring, it drops off the WEC schedule after hosting races in 2012, 2019, 2022 and 2023. Races in 2020 and 2021 were canceled due to the COVID pandemic.
Other changes on the WEC calendar for 2024 include a new season-opening prologue and race at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar.
Imola, Italy, replaces Portimao, Portugal, and Sao Paulo is on board to give the WEC eight races next year.
“It is always encouraging to see FIA championships growing in strength," said FIA president Mohammed be Sulayem. "The announcement of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship is another positive development within the series. For 2024, the calendar expands both in the number of races, and more importantly, geographical diversity, bringing WEC to more people.
"Looking at the bigger picture, the evolution of the calendar coincides with the rise of FIA WEC’s profile, and in particular its premier Hypercar class. This is testament to the reform of the series’ regulatory foundations carried out jointly by the FIA and the ACO, which has attracted new manufacturers.”
2024 WEC Schedule
Feb. 24-25 - Official Prologue, Qatar
March 3 - Qatar
April 4 - Imola
May 11 - Spa-Francorchamps
June 15-16 - 24 Hours of Le Mans
July 14 - Sao Paulo
Sept. 1 - Austin, Texas
Sept. 15 - Fuji
Nov. 2 - Bahrain