British Eurosport has added the FIM World Endurance Championship to its comprehensive line-up of motorcycling coverage in 2015.
Launched in 1980, the FIM Endurance World Championship is the pinnacle of motorcycle endurance racing and includes legendary races such as the Le Mans 24 Hours, Bol D’Or, Suzuka 8 Hours and Oschersleben.
The series features world famous motorcycle manufacturers such as Aprilia, BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, and will be broadcast live on British Eurosport for the first time this season.
The pan-European channel’s live coverage will also be supported by a half hour highlights programme, while for those in for the long haul, fans can enjoy comprehensive coverage of every minute of every race live on Eurosport Player, Eurosport’s online subscription TV service.
Alongside top class endurance racing, the MCE British Superbike Championship remains at the heart of British Eurosport’s motorcycling coverage in 2015.
Matt Roberts, James Haydon and James Whitham will be on site for every round of the 2015 season from across the UK and beyond to provide live high-definition coverage of every BSB race, as well as Saturday qualifying.
Coverage is not limited to the premier class, with the British Supersport Championship, National Superstock 600, National Superstock 1000 Championship, Motostar British Championship, Ducati TriOptions Cup and the sidecars all featuring once again in 2015.
Jack Burnicle will continue to lead Eurosport’s British Superbikes commentary team with former superbike rider James Whitham providing expert analysis.
2015 sees a change behind the microphone for the channel’s World Superbikes coverage, with Steve Day taking up commentary duties with our partners Dorna for the World Superbike host feed.
British Eurosport commentary duties will now be split between Jack Burnicle and James Whitham and a new team of experienced motorsport commentator Tom Gaymor and former Grand Prix rider Steve Parrish, who previously commentated on the series for the BBC from 2002-2004.
Every round of the championship will be shown live on the self-styled ‘Home of Bikes’ with a clutch of British riders featuring prominently at the front of the grid, including Leon Camier on the MV Augusta, Ducati’s Chaz Davies, Leon Haslam on an Aprilia, Alex Lowes on his Suzuki and Kawasaki duo Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.
Sykes will be keen to regain the World Championship he lost to Sylvain Guintoli starting with the season opener at Phillip Island on February 22.
For the first time, British Eurosport will run a live studio through the night, with current MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne providing analysis alongside Matt Roberts, while Jack Burnicle and James Whitham will be behind the microphone.
British Eurosport warms up for the start of the season this weekend with four classic World Superbike rounds, featuring British champions Carl Fogarty (Donington, 1999), Neil Hodgson (Silverstone, 2003), James Toseland (Brands Hatch, 2007) and Tom Sykes (Donington, 2014).
Complementing the track and road action is speedway, with live coverage of every round of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series, with British rider Tai Woffinden eager to regain the World Championship title he won in 2013.
The presentation team remains the same, with Andy Jaye hosting alongside former Grand Prix rider Scott Nicholls and Sophie Blake getting action and reaction from the pitlane, with the 12 race championship starts on April 18 in Warsaw and finishes in Melbourne on October 24.
The British Grand Prix from Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is on Saturday, July 4. There will also be live coverage of the FIM World Cup as Great Britain, spearheaded by Woffinden, look to win their first-ever title.
For more information on British Eurosport’s motorsport coverage in 2015, visit the channel’s official website.