The FIA World Endurance Championship is home to some of the most sophisticated racecars in the world, and hybrid prototypes in the LMP1 class boast 1,000 horsepower or more. Unfortunately for those in the United States, we rarely see these machines race on TV apart from the annual airing of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Motorsports fans can rejoice, though, because Fox Sports and the WEC now have a deal to broadcast the entire 2015 season live in the US and Canada.
According to the network, all of the races, including Le Mans, will air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2; plus they will stream on Fox Sports Go as well. The coverage kicks off with the Six Hours of Silverstone on April 12, and the network will broadcast the entire event live. Going forward, Fox promises at least three hours of live coverage for each competition.
The new deal essentially makes Fox Sports the hub of endurance racing for US audiences because the network also has a deal through 2018 to broadcast the North American-focused United SportsCar Championship.