Webber and co return to WEC action in Germany

Mark Webber and his team-mates finished the Le Mans 24-Hour race, after a series of problems, with the number 1 Porsche 919-Hybrid in thirteenth position (Photo James Beckett)
Mark Webber and his team-mates finished the Le Mans 24-Hour race, after a series of problems, with the number 1 Porsche 919-Hybrid in thirteenth position (Photo James Beckett)

The World Endurance Championship (WEC) roars back into action this weekend with the 6-Hours of Nurburgring taking place in Germany.

The race is the ‘home’ event for both Porsche and Audi in the WEC season, and Aston Clinton’s Mark Webber is looking for victory in the number 1 Porsche 919-Hybrid.

Webber and his team-mates, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, are the reigning World Endurance champions, but their 2016 season has not gone to plan so far.

Non finishes in the opening two rounds at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps placed the trio on the back foot before competing in last month’s Le Mans 24-Hours.

Further problems in France saw the number 1 team fail to deliver the result they wanted, and now arrive for this weekend’s race looking for an upturn in fortunes.

Webber said: “We haven’t had the best starts to the season, although we have shown great pace with the car. The season is far from over and each round of the World Endurance Championship offers its own unique challenge.

“Porsche are looking to score another win on home turf this weekend. The Nurburgring is steeped in history, it is one of the world’s most famous tracks and a win for Porsche here would be very special. Although we know Audi and Toyota will be pushing us all the way.”