Scheduling: The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

The greatest endurance race on the planet is back! The 24 Hours of Le Mans takes its usual June place on the motor sport calendar, marking round three of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

As usual, Eurosport have extensive coverage of proceedings with all of the race covered live. The one thing missing is the second qualifying session on Thursday afternoon which clashes with Tennis from Queen’s. Also a notable absentee is the Le Mans Legends race, a fixture since 2001, this will no longer be taking place in the build-up to the main race. As usual, Eurosport’s line-up will feature the likes of Martin Haven, Jeremy Shaw and Liz Halliday. Tom Gaymor will be voicing the 24 Minutes magazine programmes.

Quest TV (also owned by Discovery) will be screening coverage again this year following high numbers last year. Quest are airing four hours of live coverage, compared with three and a half hours of live coverage last year. Eurosport and Quest will be sharing the personnel used with the added use of Louise Goodman and Andy Jaye. There will also be 90 second updates at the top of each hour (excluding overnight).

Monday 13th June
22:45 to 23:15 – 24 Minutes (Eurosport)

Tuesday 14th June
22:30 to 23:00 – 24 Minutes (Eurosport 2)

Wednesday 15th June
15:00 to 19:00 – Live Practice (Eurosport 2)
20:30 to 21:00 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)
21:00 to 22:55 – Live Qualifying 1 (Eurosport)

Thursday 16th June
20:30 to 21:00 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)
21:00 to 22:55 – Live Qualifying 3 (Eurosport)

Friday 17th June
22:25 to 22:55 – 24 Minutes (Eurosport)

Saturday 18th June
08:00 to 09:00- Live Warm Up (Eurosport 2)
13:15 to 13:45 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)
20:00 to 20:30 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)
– for details of the race itself, see below

Sunday 19th June
07:30 to 08:00 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)
14:15 to 14:45 – Live 24 Minutes (Eurosport)

Monday 20th June
20:00 to 21:00 – Highlights (Quest TV)

Saturday 25th June
06:35 to 07:00 – Highlights (Channel 4)

The race itself beginning on the Saturday…
13:30 to 15:00 – Quest TV
13:45 to 20:00 – Eurosport
20:00 to 20:30 – Eurosport 2
20:00 to 21:00 – Quest TV
20:30 to 07:30 – Eurosport
07:30 to 08:00 – Eurosport 2
08:00 to 14:15 – Eurosport
10:00 to 11:00 – Quest TV
13:00 to 14:30 – Quest TV

Last updated on June 18th with details about Quest TV’s personnel.


4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

  1. 24 minutes will be hosted by Neil Cole as per last year. On Tuesday after the race Eurosport usually show the WEC produced highlights.

  2. There is a le mans 2016 program on eurosport 2 on Saturday morning at 9am which is probably going to be the live legends race

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