ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Belgium and Luxembourg will have a front row seat to the prestigious 24 hours of Zolder – one of five races from the Belcar Endurance Championship that the pioneering global broadcaster will show exclusively live.
The agreement will see ELEVEN SPORTS show all five races from the Championship for the next five years. ELEVEN will also be the title sponsor for all races meaning the 24 Hours of Zolder becomes the ‘Eleven Sports 24 Hours of Zolder’. ELEVEN SPORTS branding and activations will also feature heavily at each event.
The 24 hours of Zolder – the biggest race in the series – brings together 300 drivers with the aim of completing the most laps of the Circuit Zolder in the space of 24 hours.
The driver roster includes established names such as Anthony Kumpen and brothers Koen and Kris Wauters. Multiple Tour de France stage winner and local hero, Tom Boonen, who participated in a joint press conference which included Anouk Mertens, MD of ELEVEN SPORTS in Belgium, has also made the switch from two wheels to four and will make his debut in Zolder adding some star power to the race.
In addition to live coverage of the races, ELEVEN SPORTS will provide news and updates from the drivers and teams in the lead up to each race. For the duration of the 24 hours of Zolder, fans will also be treated to top-class analysis and insight from the best commentators and pundits, bringing the viewers right to the heart of the action.
“The Belcar Endurance Championship is a prestigious series of races in Belgium and we’re delighted to bring the thrilling action, including the 24 hours of Zolder, to motorsport fans in Belgium for the next five years,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “Compelling content that is popular in the local market is a key part of our decentralised strategy to deliver thrilling action that the fans want to see. We are committed to offering fans great access and unique insight into their favourite sports and events. Watching the elite battle it out on the racetrack will fuel the passion of every motorsport purist.”
All races will be live on Eleven Sports 3, at www.elevensports.be and via the Eleven Sports app (in HD). The best races will also be available live on Eleven Sports 1.
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2017 Belcar Endurance Championship calendar in full:
23-24 April: TCR Benelux Belcar Trophy – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
3-4 June: New Race Festival GT Series – Circuit Zolder, Belgium
15-16 July: Zolder Superprix – Circuit Zolder, Belgium
17-20 August: 24 Hours of Zolder – Circuit Zolder, Belgium
14-15 October: American Festival Circuit Zolder Nascar Finals – Circuit Zolder, Belgium