Five Racing Series You Should Be Watching

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World Endurance Championship

While a relatively young series by comparison to some of its competitors, the World Endurance Championship has quickly risen to the top of the sports car racing ladder for its racing and its manufacturer involvement. The series began in 2012, and since then has built a strong following and plenty of teams who want to compete at some of the top tracks in the world.

Of course, the crowned jewel for the WEC each year is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the most historic of the 24-hour races in the world. But beyond that, the series races on a number of other popular circuits, including Circuit of the Americas, Spa-Francorchamps, and the Shanghai Circuit. It also helps when you have strong support from big name manufacturers like Audi, Porsche, Toyota, Nissan, and Chevrolet.

With all the different manufacturers racing in multiple categories of cars at once, it can lead to some close and crazy racing. WEC races are often where favorites entering the race leave as the underdogs. After all, Porsche, the 2015 champions for the LMP1 class, nearly did not score any points with their winning squad in the first two races of 2016.

Next up for the World Endurance Championship will be the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, which can be seen across the networks of Fox Sports in June.

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