The ACO and L’Equipe have equipped this day a new three-year free-to-air broadcast settlement for the FIA World Patience Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Motor sport followers in France would possibly be in a position to skills full coverage of FIA WEC, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, for the next three seasons (2021 – 23) owing to this new settlement, with the 2021 season as a result of kick off on Might perhaps 1 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
With the introduction of the Hypercar class this season and the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Audi and Peugeot keep to hitch Toyota and Glickenhaus and enter the fray by 2023, the display screen action promises to be as thrilling as ever.
Because the apt broadcaster of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, L’Equipe would possibly be boosted by the publicity the enviornment’s biggest endurance plug offers, with 100 million TV viewers and over 250,000 spectators on the display screen for the 87th staging of the match in 2019.
Meanwhile, the ACO will earnings from the full would possibly well well of France’s main sports activities media community with its TV channel, newspaper and magazine, plus its web direct that attracts three million company per day.
Jean Todt, FIA President: “This year marks the daybreak of the new period of the FIA World Patience Championship with the debut of the Hypercar category. I’m cheerful that the 24 Hours of Le Mans and likewise your entire FIA WEC season would possibly be broadcast free to air by L’Equipe TV. This new partnership will merit to amplify the viewers of one of essentially the most prestigious races on this planet and this racing series.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Membership de l’Ouest: “This new settlement between the ACO and L’Equipe is handsome news for our sport. Teaming up with the prestigious community draw a mountainous boost all spherical for Patience racing. The channel will companion our self-discipline at a key time, with the arrival of the Hypercars and the 24 Hours of Le Mans centenary true spherical the nook. These are events that will plug down within the motor racing ancient past. I’m delighted that the World Patience Championship will rep the excessive-effective media coverage it deserves in France.”
Laurent Prud’homme, CEO of the L’Equipe media community: “The L’Equipe brand is a benchmark on this planet of sport and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. L’Equipe is now a newspaper, a magazine, a enviornment, an utility, a TV channel and social media. Its high-notch direct material and the skills of its journalists and consultants have established it as one of France’s favourite brands. We need every person to receive what they need with L’Equipe, to be saved up-to-date by our journalists, and to be entertained by our free or paid written, video and audio direct material. Select the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to illustrate – that you just would possibly well well be in a position to see the plug on our channel but also merit up with the enduring plug across all our media. Any longer, L’Equipe objectives to be a world, plug-to brand with multiple entry aspects reaching as huge an viewers as ability.”
Frédéric Lequien, CEO of the WEC: “It’s miles amazing news that the FIA World Patience Championship and Le Mans would possibly be televised on L’Equipe. With growing hobby within the WEC following the news that several global producers would possibly be a a part of for the new Hypercar period, it is extremely crucial that we now have as many eyeballs looking out at as ability. L’Equipe’s impressive family attain can indubitably merit us make this objective in France. I sincerely must thank the Amaury community for their precise commitment with us.”