|FIM Endurance World Championship|
|Date||30 Jul 2017|
|Event Type||Circuit Racing (Motorcycles)|
|Contact||Tel : +81 5 9370 1478|
|Notes||The Suzuka 8 Hours.|
As Eurosport Events announced it last year as FIM EWC promoter, next season will feature a new calendar structure. 2016/2017 season will start next 17/18 September at Paul Ricard with Bol d’Or, and end next July 2017 at Suzuka, for a total of 6 events in Europe and Asia.
Franćois Ribeiro, head of Eurosport Events
“We are following the road map shared last year with FIM and EWC stake-holders: make EWC more international, attract Japanese teams, offer one event per month and play down world titles on a mythic and unique event. By walking away from calendar year season, we are aware of minor complications to the teams, but are putting all the possible energy and believe to make EWC a better world championship. We will disclose next Autumn more details about the new June EWC round, and should add a new winter round in 2017/18 season to attract more Asian teams at Suzuka and in the championship.
In parallel, we are working hand in hand with FIM to bring few modifications to sporting regulations which should protect privateers’ positions and re-enforce manufacturers’ interest to support teams by making manufacturers’ championship more attractive and dynamic. Everything will be on the table of CCR next September”.