Eurosport Events extends promoter deal for FIM Endurance World Championship

Eurosport Events has signed a new 10-year deal to continue as the promoter of the Endurance World Championship, which is sanctioned by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).

The new agreement, which was signed by FIM president Jorge Viegas, will run until 2029.

Eurosport Events began promoting the series in 2015, when it signed a five-year deal with the FIM. Following the positive results of the partnership, FIM and Eurosport Events have opted to sign a new long-term agreement.

Since 2015, the number of contracted teams in the EWC has risen from 20 to nearly 40 this season. The series also introduced a new calendar in 2016, which has been hailed as a “landmark achievement” of the past few seasons.

Television coverage of the EWC has also grown since Eurosport Events became promoter. According to the series, it has gone from airtime on four channels in 2015 to coverage in more than 111 countries today.

It is hoped the new partnership will attract fresh international teams and riders, expand international media coverage, deliver a more immersive fan experience and turn the new 8 Hours of Sepang race into a cornerstone event.