FIA and EBU agreement for WRC

After rumours of a possible promoter deal between FIA and EBU, the FIA have sent out a press release clarifying that the deal announced is currently for Mexico Only. Press release is below.

Press Release

2012 FIA World Rally Championship

08/03/2012

FIA AND EBU AGREEMENT FOR THE 2012 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION (EBU) and its production house EPC for the distribution of the 2012 WRC Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Relying on a strong relationship with its members in rally’s territories and on an efficient international distribution network, the EBU has been retained for the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship and further discussions are planned to ensure consistent distribution and production for the remainder of the 2012 season. In parallel, the FIA is currently assessing the numerous proposals received after the call for expression of interest it has launched to identify the best possible partner(s) to build a strong platform for the growth of the Championship from 2013 onwards.

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