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One of the world’s most iconic races in danger of not being on U.S. TV Dan Istitene/Getty Images
LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 17: The AF Corse Ferrari 488 of James Calado, Lucas di Grassi and Alessandro Pier Guidi and the AF Corse Ferrari 488 of Sam Bird, Miguel Molina and Davide Rigon make their way through the first corner during the rolling start for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race at Circuit de la Sarthe on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

For all the gains FIA has made in attracting TV audiences, they’re staring at a major setback in the next 5 months.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, probably one of the most well-known European racing events, does not have a U.S. broadcaster willing to air the June 16-17 event. Fox Sports, which had been the home of the race going back to the 90’s, announced just prior to last year’s race that they were not renewing the contract for coverage.

Le Mans is one of six World Endurance Championship races looking for a U.S. TV home for 2018.  In addition to ending the relationship with Le Mans, Fox Sports also severed ties with FIA WEC, reports racer.com.

There is speculation that cable channel Velocity is a possible U.S. broadcaster for Le Mans and other WEC races.

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