Here in the states, watching endurance sports car racing is easier said than done. The FIA World Endurance Championship, the premier global series for sports car racing, has consistently eluded our airwaves for years, leaving the Tudor United SportsCar Championship as the only place for a fan to turn. Until now.
Fox Sports has just reached a deal with the FIA to broadcast the entire World Endurance Championship in US and Canada through 2015. This agreement includes online streaming as well, via Fox Sports Go. The series begins with the Six Hours of Silverstone on April 12, for which Fox will be broadcasting the entirety of the race. Fox promises at least three hours of coverage for every race thereafter. And they’ve also got Le Mans covered, so that’s kind of a big deal.
Ironically, the changeover from Speed to Fox Sports has resulted in more great racing on American television. Hey, you won’t hear us complaining.
(Photo credit: FIA WEC)