On 7 December 2019, an exciting new era for the FIM Endurance World Championship will begin when Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit hosts the Sepang 8 Hours, a newcomer on the 2019-2020 FIM EWC calendar.
A major new race has just been added to the 2019-2020 FIM EWC calendar. The Sepang 8 Hours, to be held in December 2019, will be the first-ever winter race in the championship’s history, and its second race in Asia. It will serve as a qualifying event for the Suzuka Grand finale. The new round is the result of calendar restructuring by Eurosport Events, the FIM EWC promoter since 2015.
Qualifying race for Suzuka
The race will have the same format as the Suzuka 8 Hours, with a Superpole Top10 Trial and a finish after nightfall. The Sepang 8 Hours will also be the first qualifying round for all the Southeast Asian and Japanese teams wishing to take part in the Suzuka 8 Hours. It means the finest Asian teams hoping to qualify for Suzuka will be on track in Malaysia together with the permanent FIM EWC teams, who will be invited to Sepang. Eurosport Events will cover the costs of European and Japanese teams competing at Sepang.
The Sepang International Circuit is a world-standard circuit that has hosted major international car and motorcycle races for the past 20 years. The combination of Sepang and Suzuka, two iconic venues in Asia, will offer the FIM EWC bright new horizons.