Motor racing fans in France will continue to enjoy full coverage of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans following a two year extension deal with French broadcaster, L’Équipe.
The free-to-air media powerhouse has signed a deal with the world’s first endurance racing series to televise the FIA WEC until the end of 2025.
L’Équipe group which encompasses TV channels, a website, application, newspaper and magazine will publicize the WEC as it takes on eight races in 2024 with 14 manufacturers going head-to-head over two classes. The newspaper and magazine l’Équipe will also offer exclusive editorial throughout the year covering special WEC-related topics and interviews.
Furthermore, the L’Équipe website and app will offer fans real-time race results, rankings and action clips. L’Équipe live digital channels will broadcast the entire WEC season live in the TV area of the L’Équipe site and app.
Round one of the 2024 WEC season will take place in Doha, Qatar (1-3 March).
Pierre Fillon, ACO President: “In this new golden age of endurance racing, it is crucial to offer our fans and manufacturers as much coverage as possible. L’Équipe is a high-quality broadcaster which allows us to offer everyone to experience the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the best possible conditions. I would like to thank the Amaury Group for its trust and the quality of its offer.”
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO: “As we approach our biggest season yet with 14 manufacturers and the all-new LMGT3 category, it is fantastic to have extended our partnership with the Team for a further two years. It is our goal to make the WEC as accessible as possible for our fans and being able to watch the events from home is key. L’Équipe’s impressive household reach and high-quality media coverage can certainly help us achieve this goal in France.”