On the occasion of the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the FIA and ACO have prolonged the Accords Le Mans agreement and are set to continue the successful collaboration, together building the future of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The governing body of world motor sport, the FIA and the founder and organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the ACO – the subsidiary of which, Le Mans Endurance Management promotes the FIA World Endurance Championship – have penned the extension of the agreement, providing a stable platform for the growth of championship.
By virtue of the agreement, the FIA and ACO will continue to work hand in hand, having recently reached a major milestone with the introduction of the Hypercar category to the FIA WEC that managed to attract new entries to the championship’s top class and keeps generating great interest among the manufacturers.
The signing of the agreement follows the announcement of the six-event 2022 calendar
Jean Todt, FIA President, said: “The partnership between the FIA and the ACO provides the much-needed stability on the promotional side, which is key to support the positive developments in the FIA World Endurance Championship. On that front there’s plenty to look forward to, including the Hypercar category and the influx of manufacturers. Therefore, formalising the continuation of the cooperation was an obvious decision. Endurance racing has solid foundations for the future”.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “At the dawn of a new golden age of endurance racing, we are delighted to extend our agreement with the FIA. The growing interest in our discipline and the return of the greatest automotive brands to the top class is proof that our collaboration is fruitful. The next few years offer prospects the likes of which endurance racing has never seen. The FIA World Endurance Championship has never been so popular, and we are delighted to be pursuing our partnership with international motorsport’s governing body.”