Motorsport.com to Host Live Streaming of Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List Press Conference on February 5th

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motorsport.com,
a Miami-based technology and multi-media company with offices in 15
countries, today announced its digital platform will become the
live-streaming host to the for 84th Le Mans 24 Hours full
entry list announcement.


In partnership with France’s Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the
live-streaming event is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 14:30 p.m. local time in
Paris and can be viewed on Motorsport.com.

Under the agreement, Motorsport.com will host – for the first time in
the ACO’s history – the live streaming of the press conference
announcing the definitive invitees for this year’s
twice-around-the-clock endurance race on June 18 and 19 in Le Mans,
France.

Included in the press conference will be the ACO’s announcement of
competitors entered for the year in the World Endurance Championship
(WEC) and in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

“Motorsport.com will be the best media source and most-viewed
motorsports website in the world to see the announcement of the WEC 2016
entry list and the invitees for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours,” said
Gérard Neveu, CEO of the World Endurance Championship. “By breaking new
ground and offering an exclusive partnership with Motorsport.com, we are
able to leverage their global reach allowing our world-wide audience the
best opportunity to receive the official news of the entries for the
2016 FIA WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.”

By partnering with Motorsport.com, the ACO will reach the media outlet’s
network of digital platforms, now available in 15 different regional
editions in addition to the global version.

Fourteen entries have already earned berths into the Le Mans 24 Hours
based on performance in last year’s event or in the European Le Mans
Series, Asian Le Mans Series and America’s WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship. Quadruple amputee Frederic Sausset’s SRT41 is the ‘Garage
56’ entry, but all remaining entries will be confirmed on Friday.

The live-streamed press conference will include the much-anticipated
news of exactly how many Ford GTs will compete in the GT class for
professional teams and drivers (LM GTE Pro) – marking the 50th
anniversary of Ford’s famous overall victory over Ferrari with its
iconic GT40.

“This collaboration with the illustrious ACO represents our continued
commitment to delivering the most comprehensive auto racing coverage in
the world,” said Charles Bradley, Editor in Chief, Motorsport.com. “Le
Mans is certainly the most famous sportscar race in the world, and
possesses a global reputation that is second to none in our sport.

“For Motorsport.com to be chosen as the live-streaming partner to the
ACO’s announcement of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list – itself one
of the most anticipated moments of the motorsport year – is indeed an
honor.”

About Motorsport.com

Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced
international network of online motorsports content featuring
world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia
worldwide with news bureaus in 15 countries in 11 different languages,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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About the FIA World Endurance Championship

The WEC is the most successful and fastest growing sportscar
championship in the world, offering motor manufacturers a real-world
relevance to advances in road car design and crossover technology,
performance and safety. Strong, stable regulations allow for complex yet
beautiful sports prototypes featuring the latest in hybrid technology,
independent chassis and engines suppliers competing at the highest
levels, and the world’s leading luxury car marques going head-to-head in
the GT categories. Over 30 cars are on track at the same time, leading
to action, excitement, endless passing and entertainment for fans
worldwide.

The WEC offers teams, drivers, partners and stakeholders a unique stage
on which to compete, at premier race circuits around the world. Ranked
alongside the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the soccer World Cup, the
cornerstone of the WEC remains one of the world’s greatest sporting
events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June each year, and in 2016 the
championship will also visit Mexico City for the first time as part of
the 9-round calendar. All races, except the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are
6-hours in duration and three rounds race into the night.

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President of Public Relations and Marketing