The partnership established between Dunlop and Eurosport Events, FIM EWC promoter in 2016 has been renewed for the next two seasons: 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The “EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy” which has been initiated from through this partnership; provide vital financial support to the privateer teams who make up the core of the FIM Endurance World Championship.
A new season, new players and new stakes: the FIM Endurance World Championship is set to kick off with the Bol d’Or on 21 and 22 September. In all, 59 teams are expected to be on the grid of the 24-hour race on the circuit at Le Castellet in southern France.
The factory-backed Austrian team dominated the Bol d’Or tests at Le Castellet. Reigning champions Team SRC Kawasaki France also set a cracking pace, ahead of the amazing VRD Igol Pierret Experiences, who are racing their second season in the premier EWC class.
The FIM with the collaboration of Eurosport Events have made further changes to the FIM Endurance World Championship’s technical and sporting rules. Here is an overview of the main changes to be implemented at the 2019-2020 FIM EWC.
The Endurance championship fraternity reconvened after the summer break at Le Castellet today (Tuesday) for the first day of tests in the run-up to the Bol d’Or, the opening race of the 2019-2020 FIM EWC season to be held on 21 and 22 September on the Paul Ricard circuit.
Several teams are making their first appearance in the FIM Endurance World Championship. Among the newcomers are the factory squad BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, Spain-based Team JEG-Kagayama, and UK outfit British Endurance Racing Team.
Loris Baz is to ride the Yamaha #7 with Marvin Fritz and Niccolò Canepa at the Bol d’Or, the opening round of the 2019-2020 FIM EWC season on the Paul Ricard Circuit on 21 and 22 September. He is standing in for Broc Parkes, who is competing in the ARRC in Sepang.