The most important news about the World Motorcycle Endurance Championship, analysis and results after each race.
The World Endurance Championship (FIM Endurance World Championship) is a speed racing competition that is held with Superbike motorcycles, whose differentiating factor is the duration where each race lasts between 6 and 24 hours. Its first edition takes us back to 1960 under the name of the FIM Endurance Motorcycling Championship. Over time it has been changing its name, becoming the European Endurance Motorcycle Championship from 1976 to 1979, to have its current mark from 1980 on.
The four most traditional races are the 8 Hours of Suzuka in Japan, which has been held without interruption since 1978, the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Bugatti circuit and the Bol d’Or, which after 4 years of absence, are fixed tests since 2006 and the 24 Hours of Liège at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps, which ceased to be held after 2003.
The title of champion was given to the pilots, usually made up of two companions, but as of the 2001 season it was handed over to the teams. The score for each test is different, varying if the endurance race is less than 8 hours, between 8 and 12 hours or 24 hours. In addition, 24-hour races have the peculiarity that after 8 and 16 hours respectively, extra points are awarded to the top 10 at the respective times. Regardless of whether at the end of the degree they add the score that corresponds to them for the position in which they finish.
In this season’s calendar we meet the Bol d’Or at the Paul Ricard Circuit to start. It is followed by the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben and to end the year the legendary 8 Hours of Suzuka.
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Dec 30, 20 | 11:04 AM