Avis Budget Group renews partnership with FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Avis Budget Group renews partnership with FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Following a hugely successful first year of partnership with the FIA World Endurance Championship, Avis Budget Group has renewed its contract with the FIA WEC for another season.

Avis - a global provider of mobility solutions - will remain the WEC’s Official Vehicle Rental Services Premium Partner for the 2024 season, which comprises of eight events including the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Avis Preferred members will benefit from access to ticket prize draws to WEC races throughout the 2024 season, while local Avis stations will provide vehicles for WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans employees staffing the events.

In 2024, the WEC will see a record-breaking 14 manufacturers competing in the Hypercar and LMGT3 categories as well as visiting a new continent with the addition of a race in São Paulo, Brazil. In the headline Hypercar class, Alpine, BMW, Isotta Fraschini and Lamborghini will join Cadillac, Ferrari, Peugeot, Porsche and Toyota to fight for the ultimate endurance crown.

This year, the WEC will continue to use 100% renewable fuel. Building on a vision shared by the WEC and Avis Budget Group to prepare for a sustainable mobility future, Avis's electric and hybrid fleet will be available as an option for fans as well as those managing logistics for WEC and the race teams to travel sustainably to each event.

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 2024 season. It is a privilege to be part of such a prestigious and innovative championship, with this season set to be even more thrilling than the last. The core values shared by our businesses, from our long heritage of excellence to our forward-facing mindset in innovation and sustainability – are an important reason why this partnership continues to work well, and we look forward to helping the fans and race teams be there at the heart of the action,” said Martin Gruber, Vice President of Commercial, International at Avis Budget Group.

Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO added: “Avis is a brand that shares many of the same qualities as the WEC: car sharing, safety, inclusivity and sustainability. We are, therefore, delighted that Avis has decided to renew its contract with the WEC as our Premium Partner for the 2024 season. Together we can deliver strong mobility solutions and we look forward to building on this partnership over the next 12 months.”