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Japan shifts race date to fit in Alonso

AFPPARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Fernando Alonso will compete in all rounds of the world endurance championship (WEC) this season after the Japan race was moved to allow the Spaniard to take part in the event while also honoring his Formula One commitments.

Alonso, a two-time F1 world champion, will feature for Toyota in the WEC as well as competing in the iconic Le Mans race in June.

Such is Alonso’s pulling power that the Fuji Six Hour race has been switched from Oct. 21 to Oct. 14 so that he can still race for McLaren in the U.S. Grand Prix.

“Awesome news,” tweeted Alonso once he was confirmed for the Japan race.

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