Eurosport TV will present almost 40 hours of live coverage from the 85th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours, starting from the Wednesday afternoon practice right through to the podium on the Sunday afternoon.
The channel, which recently signed a further four-year deal with the ACO to cover Le Mans and the WEC through to 2020, is available across Europe, pan-Asia and Australasia, giving a potential reach of more than 250 million viewers.
The English language service, both for the UK and international, will this year be fronted by Mark Cole, Martin Haven, Carlton Kirby and David Addison, supplemented by driver experts Sam Hancock, Damien Faulkner and Liz Halliday, with Chris Parsons on the night watch, and guests to the on-site commentary cabins.
In addition to the live commentary, there will be live magazine programs through Le Mans week.
“We will be showing virtually everything that moves this year live and uninterrupted,” said Cole, who will be at his 35th Le Mans, the last 20 years as a commentator.
“We again have a great and knowledgeable team, to which we welcome the voice of the Blancpain GT Series, David Addison, for the first time.
“Everything points to a classic race, especially in LMP2 and GTE-Pro, and Eurosport will put our audiences in the thick of it.”
The Eurosport UK TV schedule (all times BST) is:
Wed. June 14
15.00-19.00 – Free Practice
21.00-23.00 – Qualifying 1
Thurs. June 15
18.00-20.00 – Qualifying 2
21.00-23.00 – Qualifying 3
Sat. June 17
08.00-08.40 – Warm-up
09.15-10.00 – Porsche Carrera Cup race
13.45-24.00 – 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sun. June 18
00.00-14.15 – Race Finish & Podium