The famous endurance race returns, it is time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans!
Forming part of the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship season, the race airs live across Discovery Network’s portfolio of channels. The complete race airs live on Eurosport, with supplementary live coverage also airing on Quest TV, as has been the case for the past four years, helping Le Mans reach a wider audience. However, ITV4’s coverage does not return this year.
Eurosport are upping the ante, with what they are claiming is to be their biggest Le Mans production to date. Jennie Gow switches from Formula 1 to endurance racing, joining the Eurosport team in pit lane alongside Sam Hancock.
It is a different feel to the Eurosport line-up this year, with one of their staple figures, Martin Haven moving to WEC’s in-house team. Carlton Kirby and Mark Cole lead Eurosport’s commentary, joined by Le Mans winners Eric Hilary, Benoit Treluyer, Henri Pescarolo, and Tom Kristensen.
Outside of the traditional television spectrum, qualifying and the race airs live via WEC’s app for £8.99. Alongside Haven are WEC regulars Toby Moody and Allan McNish, joined by Karun Chandhok, Peter Dumbreck, and Julian Porter.
Wednesday 13th June (Eurosport)
15:00 to 19:10 – Practice
20:45 to 23:10
=> 20:45 – Extra
=> 21:00 – Qualifying 1
Thursday 14th June (Eurosport)
17:45 to 23:10
=> 17:45 – Extra
=> 18:00 – Qualifying 2
=> 20:15 – Extra
=> 21:00 – Qualifying 3
Saturday 16th June
08:00 to 09:00 – Warm Up (Eurosport)
12:00 to 23:59 (Eurosport)
=> 12:00 – Build-Up
=> 12:45 – Legends of Le Mans Highlights
=> 13:00 – On the Grid with Tom Kristensen
=> 13:45 – Race
13:30 to 15:00 – Race Start (Quest TV)
22:00 to 23:00 – Saturday Evening (Quest TV)
Sunday 17th June
00:00 to 14:35 (Eurosport)
=> 00:00 – Race
=> 08:00 – Highlights of the Night
=> 14:15 – Extra
10:00 to 14:30 – Race Conclusion (Quest TV)
As always, the post will be updated if anything changes.