Sebring could retain place on WEC calendar despite Qatar opening ’24 season

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WEC boss Frederic Lequien insisted on the launch of the new Middle Eastern event at the Losail International Circuit that Sebring remains the preferred option for the North American round of the series.
He believes that the 1000-mile fixture on the undercard of the Sebring 12 Hours IMSA SportsCar Championship round could still work as the second round of the series in its traditional mid-March calendar slot.
“We will see when and how the race in the USA will happen, but we will have one,” said Lequien.
“But I do not want to discuss other options; it is only about Sebring at the moment – the question is about logistics and we are working on it.”
Lequien explained that a three-week gap between the Qatar 6 Hours and Sebring would be workable.
That suggests the new WEC fixture could take place at the end of February.
The short gap between races in the Middle East and the USA would require the WEC cars and equipment to be airfreighted between continents rather than travellin …