Before Le Mans, you have to go through Monza

The World Endurance (WEC) returns this weekend to the iconic Italian circuit to contest the third scoring round of the championship.

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Four years after the last time, the World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to the emblematic 'Autodromo Nazionale di Monza' to celebrate the third scoring date of the championship. The grid in Italy will be the second largest since 2012, outside of Le Mans. Up to 37 vehicles will be present on a stage that makes its debut in the championship, previously used for testing, and that promises a lot of excitement.

None of the main actors wanted to miss this appointment. The two Toyota hybrids, the two Glickenhaus LMHs and the Alpine A480 will be present in a battle that aims to be the tightest to date. The rival to beat will be the Toyota 8, driven by the Swiss Sébastien Buemi, the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima and the New Zealander Brendon Hartley, and which has been the fastest in the two previous tests held in Belgium and Portugal.The Japanese brand hopes to clinch the top two spots, which it only lost at Spa when Alpine took advantage of a brake problem in the Toyota 7 and snatched second place. The latter in which the current Argentine champion Pechito López participates, was also able to climb to the top of the podium in Portimão, but the opportunity was not disappeared by team orders.

The 6 Hours of Monza will be the last event to be held before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The classic battle of resistance held in the French city is set on the calendar for August 21 and 22. This year, it will be the first in which the new 'hypercars' participate and for this reason, the organizers postponed the date for a month so that the fans can attend the event live.

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