The calendar for the 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship features “legendary events at famous racetracks”, while also being “accessible and achievable in practical and financial terms”.
Consisting of four rounds from April to September – the 24 Heures Motos, the 8 Hours of Spa Motos, the 45th Coca-Cola Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race – the EWC calendar was announced last month and has been well received by the competing teams.
Jean-Baptiste Ley, EWC Series’ Director for promoter Warner Bros Discovery Sports, said: “We are delighted to present the calendar for the 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship when we will continue to count on legendary events at famous racetracks. Although expanding the calendar to include a fifth round remains a long-term target, it’s vital that we deliver a schedule that is accessible and achievable in practical and financial terms. The 2024 calendar achieves both and we look forward to another action-packed season.
“There has been a change to the format of the Spa event, which will strengthen the championship and assist our riders and teams. And in another exciting and positive move for the new season, the Suzuka 8 Hours will form part of the FIM Endurance World Cup schedule although Superstock teams will count their best three scores across the year, meaning participation in this event is not mandatory.”
Paul King, FIM Circuit Racing Commission Director added: “An excellent event programme for 2024, responding to the needs of competitors, promotors and partner organisations to strengthen the FIM Endurance World Championship and FIM Endurance World Cup in the long term.
“It’s good to see the opportunity for Superstock competitors to take part in the Suzuka event for the first time in 2024 – always a special event on the global motorcycle calendar. The FIM CCR and WBDS together have already agreed to count the best three scores from the four FIM Endurance World Cup rounds and to allow Superstock teams a fourth rider in the 24-hour events to enable and encourage participation.”
EWC 2024 calendar refresher
Round 1: 24 Heures Motos (Le Mans, France): 18-21 April
Round 2: 8 Hours of Spa Motos (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium): 6-8 June
Round 3: 45th Coca-Cola Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race, Japan): 18-21 July
Round 4: Bol d’Or (Circuit Paul Ricard, France): 12-15 September
All the rounds will count for the FIM Endurance World Championship and FIM Endurance World Cup. FIM Endurance World Cup teams count their best three scores.