6 Hours of Fuji:  Drama and unpredictability guaranteed
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11.10.2017 - 12h30

6 Hours of Fuji:  Drama and unpredictability guaranteed

The FIA World Endurance Championship begins the first of its two-round visit to the Far East with the 6 Hours of Fuji in Japan.


The FIA World Endurance Championship begins the first of its two-round visit to the Far East with the 6 Hours of Fuji in Japan.  

Passionate fans, the fast and challenging Fuji Speedway track in the shadow of the iconic Mount Fuji, and a field full of competitors with their eyes on championship points and positions…all contributing towards a race of celebration of world class, international endurance racing.  Add in the unpredictability of Japan’s Autumnal weather and you have the potential for high drama – not to be missed in person or on your screens. 

The seventh round of the 2017 season takes place on Sunday 15 October at Fuji Speedway near Oyama, approximately 115 kilometres south west of Tokyo.  

For those unable to be at the racetrack, look no further than the comprehensive WEC TV distribution guide HERE!  You can see where the WEC will be broadcast via its partnerships with major international broadcasters around the world or online, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the action.  Don’t forget too the live, extended coverage available via the FIAWEC App.

Asia Pacific 
Japan’s J Sports JS3 channel will show the full race live, including the build-up ahead of the green flag and no doubt featuring Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima, with highlights also being shown on the free-to-air BS Fuji channel on two weeks after the race.   Eurosport’s Pan Asia Pacific will have live coverage, as well as Sina.com and TenCent’s full commitment to the WEC in China ahead of the round in Shanghai in three weeks’ time. Eurosport in Australia will show full coverage of the 6 Hours of Fuji, with New Zealand broadcasting a highlights package three day after the race.

Europe
Motorsport.tv once again leads the Pan-European coverage with the whole race being shown live across Europe as well as in France and the UK, while Eurosport will air the final hour of the race and podium ceremonies across its European network.    

The free-to-air Sport 1 channel in Germany will show key hours of the race live and direct, as will La Chaine L’Equipe in France, with additional full live coverage in Austria (ORF Sport) and the UK (BT Sport – BTS 3).  Further race broadcasts will air (not live) in Belgium (RTBF), Netherlands (RTL 7 and Ziggo Sport), and United Kingdom (ITV4) – check the TV distribution list for updates and exact timings.  

The Americas
FOX Sports in North America will show the full race live across its TV and internet channels, with the first three hours being shown on FS GO and the second half on FS2 and FS1.  

Central and South America will once again benefit from FOX International’s live coverage on FS3 of almost the entire race. Drivers among the field of 26 cars from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico will once again be the focus for the enthusiastic fans from the Americas, following on from two exciting races in Mexico and Texas last month. 

Rest of the World
BEIN Sports from the Middle East region will show the race live (details to be confirmed) while SuperSport’s Pan Africa highlights of the WEC event will be shown the week following the race, with more details from many broadcasters to be confirmed in the coming days. 

Commentary in English will be available on all live transmissions and official WEC highlights shows plus on the FIA WEC App, with Allan McNish, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin and Louise Beckett bringing all the excitement and action to viewers live from Fuji.  There are also numerous other ways to follow the full race live online – see document for full details.

 


 

Fiona MILLER