ACO prolongs deal to promote World Endurance Championship
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the famous long-distance motor race, has extended its deal with the FIA, the sport's international governing body, to continue to promote the World Endurance Championship until the end of the 2020 season.
The two parties agreed the deal for the next three years ahead of the first WEC round of the season at Silverstone in the UK at the weekend.
ACO has been the promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship since it launched in 2012 in place of the old Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series.
ACO president Pierre Fillon commented: “When we announced this partnership in 2011 a lot of people were sceptical. I think we can say today, after five successful seasons and at the beginning of the sixth, this partnership is a success. We have a strong championship, the teams at the ACO and the FIA work together in a very constructive spirit.”