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    2022 WEC 6 Hours of Monza – Learn how to watch, session timings and extra

    The 2022 WEC is finely-poised on the midway level of the six-round marketing campaign following the Le Mans 24 Hours final month, and the intrigue is simply set to be ramped up one other degree on the 6 Hours of Monza as Peugeot debuts its new 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar in a bumper the 38-car discipline.

    A decade after its 908 LMP1 programme ceased on the eve of the WEC’s 2012 premiere, the French marque is again with its futuristic-looking racer that has eschewed a traditional rear-wing in favour of exploiting underbody aerodynamics from its 2.6-litre twin turbo V6-powered chassis.

    The automobiles are run by an in-house group put collectively from scratch, however have undergone intensive take a look at and improvement work to be prepared for racing. It’s driver line-ups (Paul Di Resta, Jean-Eric Vergne and Mikkel Jensen, plus Loic Duval, James Rossiter and Gustavo Menezes) lack nothing within the expertise and expertise stakes both, which is able to give Peugeot hope of exhibiting properly from the off in Italy because it renews hostilities with Toyota for the primary time in nearly 30 years.

    Peugeot’s victory within the 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours got here after the 2 had gone toe to toe within the 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship, the place its 905 Evo 1 Bis additionally got here out on high. Derek Warwick and Yannick Dalmas claimed the title, however the pair missed out on victory at Monza when Dalmas’s late crash handed the win to the Toyota TS010 of Geoff Lees and Hitoshi Ogawa – a outcome the Japanese marque will hope to repeat because it seeks to chase down the WEC points-leading Alpine crew.

    #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 - Hybrid Hypercar of Sebastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa, Brendon Hartley

    #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid Hypercar of Sebastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa, Brendon Hartley

    Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Pictures

    An eventful race beset by points meant Le Mans was one to neglect for Alpine, however the Signatech-run A480 has completed each race up to now, with Nicolas Lapierre, Mathieu Vaxivierre and Andre Negrao additionally profitable the Sebring opening spherical. However regardless of their retirement with a hybrid-related downside at Spa, victory on the double factors Le Mans means the #8 Toyota crew of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa is simply three factors behind within the main GR010 HYBRID.

    Reigning champions and defending Monza winners Jose Maria Lopez, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway within the #7 Toyota are 20 factors off the lead in fourth, and eight factors behind Glickenhaus 007 LMH drivers Romain Dumas and Olivier Pla, with the whole lot nonetheless to play for.

    The category battles

    The identical goes for the opposite three lessons the place, like in Hypercar, no crew has received greater than as soon as.

    In LMP2, Phil Hanson/Filipe Albuquerque will goal to make up for being punted off the monitor on the opening lap at Le Mans by repeating their 2021 Monza win within the #22 United Autosports’ ORECA Gibson-07 they share with Will Owen. The 2019-20 champions at present sit ninth within the standings, headed by the #38 Jota entry pushed by Antonio Felix da Costa, Will Stevens and Roberto Gonzalez.

    The current Le Mans-winning trio has an 11-point lead over United’s #23 entry of Sebring winners Josh Pierson and Oliver Jarvis, joined as soon as extra by Alex Lynn, with a second place end at Le Mans shifting Prema’s Robert Kubica, Louis Deletraz and Lorenzo Colombo as much as third within the standings, six factors additional again.

    #22 United Autosports USA Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 of Philip Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque, William Owen

    #22 United Autosports USA Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 of Philip Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque, William Owen

    Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Pictures

    Porsche claimed GTE Professional spoils at Monza final yr courtesy of recently-announced Porsche LMDh driver Kevin Estre and Neel Jani. However victory at Le Mans for the sister #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 that Italian residence hero Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz will marketing campaign at Monza means the #92 automotive pushed by Estre and Michael Christensen path by three factors. Within the tightly-bunched again, the lead #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi is simply 5 factors off the lead in third.

    Am class spoils final yr had been claimed by the #83 AF Corse Ferrari trio Francois Perrodo, Nicklas Nielsen and Alessio Rovera that at present head the LMP2 professional/am sub-category, with Porsche and Aston Martin sharing victories between them up to now this season. Ferrari has but to get off the mark, however the place higher to take action than on its residence turf?

    Full 2022 6 Hours of Monza session timings

    Friday 8 July 2022
    Free Apply 1: 2:30pm-5:00pm BST (3:30pm-6:00pm native)

    Saturday 9 July 2022
    Free Apply 2: 8:00am-9:30am BST (9:00am-10:30am native)
    Free follow 3: 12:30pm-1:30pm BST (1:30pm-2:30pm native)
    Qualifying 1: 4:30pm-4:40pm BST (5:30pm-5:40pm native)
    Qualifying 2: 4:50pm-5:00pm BST (5:50pm-6:00pm native)

    Sunday 10 July 2022
    Race: 11:00am-5:00pm BST (12:00pm-6:00pm native)

    #91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR - 19: Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz

    #91 Porsche GT Workforce Porsche 911 RSR – 19: Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz

    Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Pictures

    How can I watch the 6 Hours of Monza?

    The 6 Hours of Monza may be considered through the Motorsport.television streaming service, which brings followers a weekly schedule of stay races and on-demand content material. A month-to-month subscription that features stay WEC protection, entry to the Duke Motorsport Archive and the unique full 24 Hours of Le Mans archive prices £4.79, or £39.99 on an annual foundation.

    Followers can obtain the official WEC App, which offers followers with English-language commentary of all periods, in addition to entry to stay timing and highlights. Inside the app, a full season pack prices £23.99, which permits customers to look at the stay feed and entry unique onboard digicam footage on 5 gadgets. For extra info, click on right here.

    The race may even be accessible to look at through streaming service discovery+, which prices £6.99 per 30 days or £59.99 yearly.

    Reviews will observe each session on Autosport.com, and a full race evaluation might be accessible to learn on Monday.

    Climate forecast for the 6 Hours of Monza

    The climate in Monza this weekend is at present forecast to be dry and sunny, with highs of 32 levels Centigrade on Saturday, and 31 levels Centigrade on Sunday.

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