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Velocity, Motor Trend Named North American FIA WEC TV Partner
April 19, 2018
Velocity will air live flag-to-flag coverage of the 24 Hours Of Le Mans June 16–June 17, as well as the entire FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) “Super Season,” which begins this May.
Velocity, Motor Trend Named North American FIA WEC TV Partner

Velocity, in partnership with Discovery, Inc. owned Eurosport, announced an agreement to become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian home for live flag-to-flag coverage of the 24 Hours Of Le Mans beginning with this year’s race on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17.

A long-term agreement between all parties replaces Fox Sports as the provider of live coverage for the WEC in 2018.

Under the agreement, Velocity will also live broadcast the entire FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) “Super Season,” which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May and culminates with the 24 Hours Of Le Mans June 15–16, 2019.

“Without question, the 24 Hours Of Le Mans is the most iconic auto racing event in the world,” President of Velocity and Motor Trend Group Video Content Robert S. Scanlon said. “Eurosport produces world-class live coverage of the event every year. Nowhere else in the U.S. or Canada can fans access their best-in-class coverage, and get a broader, richer Le Mans experience than with Velocity on television, MotorTrend.com online and the Motor Trend app on connected devices.”

MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend app will feature live practice and qualifying sessions to audiences in the U.S. and Canada ahead of the 24 Hours Of Le Mans. During Velocity’s live broadcast of the race, viewers can visit digital only extensions including onboard race car cameras, pit lane cameras, audio of team communications and real-time scoring updates.
 
Fans can also find additional editorial coverage of the WEC “Super Season” on the Velocity and Motor Trend social media channels.