Date confirmed for the 2018 Le Mans 24h

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Last week, the FIA World Motor Sport Council met together as part of a week dedicated to motorsports. Amongst the topics covered, the council organised and approved the dates of June 16-17, 2018 for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2018 race, which will include the official return of BMW in GTE, will once again take place on the 24th weekend of the year, with drivers being able to take maximum advantage of daylight.

The remainder of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be announced at a later date. With an increasing number of drivers competing in both championships, it has also been agreed in principal between the Formula E and WEC championships that no date clashes will take place throughout the season.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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