Friday 22 September 2017

FIA WEC launches their global fan survey: "Have your say on the future of the WEC"

The WEC Global Fan Survey launches today with the aim of getting motorsport fans throughout the world to give their views on a comprehensive range of subjects concerning the WEC and endurance racing.

The championship is looking for a minimum of 50,000 views so get clicking NOW to help shape the future of the WEC! The championship has joined forces with Motorsport Network and Nielsen Sports for the management of the survey, and fans will be able to complete it in any of 10 different languages by clicking here:

The results of the survey will help shape the future of the world sportscar championship, starting from the 2019/2020 season and into the future. “We want to hear from the fans,” said FIA World Endurance Championship CEO, Gérard Neveu. “Echoing the values and attitudes led by Jean Todt, President of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), and Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), this has always been our philosophy and we want them to have their say about the future of the WEC. “We will have all the different topics – calendar, regulations, entertainment, all the sport’s components – and we want fans around the world to give us their opinion to help shape the sport for the future. “We have provided a stage for fans to tell us in their words what they love, how they feel and what they want to see in the future from sportscars.

Before we take any decisions on the 2019/20 season, we want the opinions of our global fan base to help guide us in our decision making. We will announce the result and a summary of the survey in Bahrain at the last race of the 2017 season. “The FIA WEC – in conjunction with the ACO and the FIA – have some important decisions to make in the near future and this survey will provide us with the solid foundation of global fan data on which we can base our decisions.” The FIA WEC recently announced a number of changes to the championship including a switch to a winter calendar and a transitional “super season” which will begin at next year’s WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and conclude at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“We are delighted that the FIA WEC has awarded this invaluable fan research study to Motorsport Network", editor-in-chief, Charles Bradley said. “Our network reaches millions of race fans every month through our major titles including, and We believe that combining our global audience with proven research expertise gained through our previous global studies positions us the ideal partner to capture, collate and analyse key fan data for the championship. “The championship is able to gather key insights from the manufacturers, the teams and drivers on a regular basis, but it is the fans that attend the races and watch on television who will now also have a voice in what the future of sportscar racing will look like.”