Matteo Cairoli set for 6 Hours of Spa as FIA WEC returns to racing this week

Matteo Cairoli set for 6 Hours of Spa as FIA WEC returns to racing this week
Francorchamps, 12 August, 2020 FIA WEC

"I'm really looking forward to drive again the Porsche 911 RSR GTE car. Spa is a track I love so much. To finish on podium could round off a perfect weekend." Matteo Cairoli is set for the FIA WEC return as 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps gets underway this coming weekend, 13th/15th August. 

After a six-month break, the World Endurance Championship re-starts for round 6 of the 2019-2020 season. The Belgian event - which will take place behind closed doors - comes before the 24 Hours of Le Mans scheduled for 19th/20th September. 

At Spa, the 24-year-old Italian racer will drive the Team Project 1 #56 car in a new livery, alongside his team-mates Laurents Hörr and Egidio Perfetti.  After sealing the GTe-Am pole position and making a podium return at the Austin's Lone Star Le Mans on February, Cairoli seeks for another top-3 result.

"I think we have good chances to do well again", Cairoli added, "My team-mates are very fast. Podium is our target obviously."

Free practice 1 at Spa will get underway tomorrow. FP2 and FP3 are both scheduled on Friday ahead of qualifying at 18.00. On Saturday, the 6-hour race will commence at 13.30.