The FIA World Endurance Championship is set to return to Italy for the 6 Hours of Monza this weekend with the race taking place at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a circuit with a rich motorsport history that has hosted motor racing since 1922.
The WEC 6 Hours of Monza is the fourth round of the 2023 season and is expected to be a close battle in all three categories. In the Hypercar class, Ferrari AF Corse is looking to build on its momentum after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Italian team is currently 18 points behind Toyota Gazoo Racing in the overall standings, but the Ferrari 499P Hypercar will make its Monza debut and could give Ferrari the edge it needs to challenge for the victory.
The LMP2 category is also shaping up to be a close battle. Team WRT and Inter Europol Competition are currently separated by four points in the championship standings, and both teams have strong lineups that could challenge for the win at Monza.
Inter Europol Competition will be coming into the race straight from their class victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans and will be keen to keep up the pressure on WRT.
In the LMGTE Am category, Corvette Racing has a commanding lead in the championship standings. However, ORT by TF and the Iron Dames are closely competing for second and third place, and the Monza race could be a turning point in the championship battle.
The on-track action at the WEC 6 Hours of Monza begins on July 7, with qualifying on July 8 and the race on July 9. The race will be broadcast live on television and online.
Here are some of the key storylines to watch for at the WEC 6 Hours of Monza:
- Can Ferrari AF Corse maintain its momentum and win its second race of the season?
- Will Toyota Gazoo Racing be able to hold off Ferrari and claim a fourth consecutive victory at Monza?
- Can Team WRT or Inter Europol Competition take the lead in the LMP2 championship standings?
- Will Corvette Racing extend its lead in the LMGTE Am championship standings?
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