The FIM Endurance World Championship’s broadcast reach and viewing audience once again increased during the 2019-2020 FIM EWC season despite a disrupted calendar due to the global pandemic. Live broadcast of races around the world, expanded coverage with more channels, an increase in both air time and audiences, and a sharp rise in viewership of our digital media communication and social channels all contributed to this markedly positive trend.
The factory BMW team have partnered Javier Forés with Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik in a bid to lift the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship title. Kenny Foray will shore up the team as backup rider.
The FIM Endurance World Championship’s factory Suzuki team have recruited two new riders of repute. Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli and Japanese rider Kazuki Watanabe join Suzuki Yoshimura SERT Motul’s 2021 line-up alongside Gregg Black and Xavier Simeon.
Arturo Tizón, 36, passed away on Saturday 16 January in the course of a mountain bike outing. The competitive yet unassuming Spanish rider had made his mark in the Endurance World Championship with, among others, Folch Endurance, National Motos and F.C.C. TSR Honda France.
The factory Ducati team are already set for 2021. Their three riders Louis Rossi, Mathieu Gines and Sylvain Barrier will be at Spain’s Jerez circuit in a few days’ time for testing under the watchful eye of new team manager Frank Hoffmann.
Bolliger Team Switzerland have unveiled their new line-up and programme for 2021. The goal of this independent team – FIM EWC contenders since 1980 – is to once again do battle with the top factory teams.
The Japanese team – the 2017-2018 FIM Endurance World Championship winners – presented their rider line-up for 2021 at Suzuka. Japanese rider Yuki Takahashi joins Australia’s Josh Hook and Frenchman Mike di Meglio in the F.C.C. TSR Honda France ranks for the next season of the FIM EWC.