22 May 2023
Fans will be a big focus when Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps hosts the second running of the 24H SPA EWC Motos from 16-18 June.
The legendary Belgian track remains one of motorsport’s must-visit venues and the return of the FIM Endurance World Championship for round two of the season next month will provide plenty of entertainment both on and off the track with an all-new Fan Zone a key highlight.
FAN ZONE AWAITS
Located on the outside of the famous circuit adjacent to the Eau Rouge corner, the Fan Zone provides entertainment for all the family, including the Show Mécanique riding display, plus food and refreshments and retail stalls appealing to a variety of tastes. It’s open from 10h00-20h00 on Friday June 16, from 09h00-20h00 on Saturday June 17 and from 09h00-14h00 on Sunday June 18. Entry is free for all general admission ticket holders.
ROCKING WHILE RACING
As well as watching the battle for victory unfold as the 24H SPA EWC Motos enters the crucial night phase, fans will be treated to performances by several live music acts from 21h00 until midnight on 17 June. General admission ticket holders can enjoy the performances for free.
TICKETS ON SALE
Ticket packages to suit a wide range of budgets and requirements are on sale via the dedicated section at www.24hspamotos.com. They include a three-day admission ticket currently available at an advance price of €79, a Friday-only ticket for €40 and a Sunday-only ticket for the same price. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free. As well as Fan Zone access, the three-day ticket and Friday ticket include paddock and grandstand access, access to the spectator terracing and banking, a meet the riders area and a pitlane walk. There are also various VIP hospitality packages for sale, while camping facilities are being provided at two sites around the circuit.
KEY TIMINGS RECAP:
Friday 16 June:
10h00-11h00, Free Practice
12h00-14h00, First Qualifying
15h15-17h15, Second Qualifying
21h00-23h00, Night Practice
Saturday 17 June:
14h00, Start of 24H SPA EWC Motos
22 February 2024
FIM Endurance World Championship rider Cocoro Atsumi is heading to Suzuka early after he landed a wildcard entry for the All Japan Road Race Championship season opener next month.Suzuka will host Japan’s round of the EWC in July and Atsumi, who was announced as Yoshimura SERT Motul’s reserve rider for the upcoming EWC season, is getting some early practice during the Suzuka 2&4 event from 9-10 March.The 28-year-old will compete in the JSB1000 category aboard a Yoshimura-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000R. And his domestic series holds special memories for Atsumi, as he explained.“My start [with Yoshimura SERT Motul] was as a reserve rider at the Bol d'Or last season, and it gave me an opportunity of a wildcard entry at the All Japan Road Race Championship and occasions of local tests,” Atsumi said. ‘My understanding of the GSX-R1000R and Bridgestone tyres has been improving and also the teamwork has deepened. I hope to learn a lot from the team and my three strong team-mates this season, which will help me grow as a racing rider. I will do my best to achieve our goal to win each race and to get the EWC champion title. Of course I will standby for [when I am needed to race].”
21 February 2024
Marking its 120th anniversary in 2024, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has released a unique film documenting its 12 decades in existence and its ground-breaking advances in the world of motorcycling.They extend far beyond competition into areas as diverse as safety, technology, the environment, sustainability and inclusivity, according to the FIM Endurance World Championship’s governing body.Presented by Swiss actress and model Lauriane Gilliéron who wears period-appropriate clothes in each of the six scenes, FIM 120 Years was premiered at the weekend’s 2024 FIM Commissions Conference in Lyon, France, to rapturous audience applause. Illustrated with superb period photographs and rare vintage video, in a little more than eight minutes it documents 120 of progress, achievements and passion.Click HERE for more information and click HERE to watch FIM 120 Years.
20 February 2024
Wójcik Racing Team has added to its FIM Endurance World Championship line-up with the addition of Hungarian rider Bálint Kovács.The 22-year-old will join forces with Polish trio Kamil Krzemień, Jurand Kuśmierczyk and Artur Wielebski as the reserve rider on the #77 Wójcik Racing Team Honda for the three European-based rounds.Kovács is no stranger to Wójcik Racing Team having raced for the squad in the 24 Heures Motos in 2021 and in the inaugural 24H SPA EWC Motos the following season, where he helped the team finish in fifth position.As well as his EWC commitments, Kovács will contest the Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft for the BCC Alpha van Zon BMW team.Photo: Facebook.com/bikebalint