Two friends of Road & Track and one network have North American racing fans covered for this week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The intensive sprint through practice and qualifying Wednesday and Thursday, and flag-to-flag action Saturday and Sunday in France is being delivered non-stop by the “voice of sports car racing,” John Hindhaugh, and the Radio Le Mans crew situated within the circuit and on pit lane.
Andy Blackmore’s , which celebrates its 10th year of imparting wisdom about the track and the dozens of cars in the race, is the go-to resource, and FOX Sports will bring the event to our shores on cable through FOX Sports 1 and 2, and via live streaming with the FOX Sports Go app.
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"The US audience via has been steadily growing over the years and is now around 45 percent of our global total,” Hindhaugh told RoadandTrack.com.
“With the added coverage that XM/Sirius gives us in North America, it's great to know that the Mobil 1 Radio Le Mans team will be keeping people awake all across the continent!"
Every session, starting at 10 a.m. ET this Wednesday, will be live on ; once the race begins at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, XM channel 201 and Sirius channel 138 will be activated.
Blackmore’s mashup of original art and data has become an invaluable asset for broadcasters and teams at Le Mans as they routinely print the guides and use it as a visual reference to tell similar cars apart. Often imitated, more than a month of work goes into .
“The latest update was after scrutineering where images of all 60 cars were analyzed and the guide updated accordingly to ensure this is the most accurate resource out there which has attracted a large and loyal fan base who print out the guides each year,” he told R&T.
“It’s an honor to watch Le Mans each year and see the guides pop up in shots from pit lane or the marshal’s posts trackside. That’s why I make them.”
Veteran host Bob Varsha will spearhead FOX’s Le Mans coverage with Calvin Fish, Jamie Howe, and Tommy Kendall delivering race analysis. Le Mans-winning Audi LMP1 engineer Brad Kettler will make his debut in the booth, as will I. Sam Posey also has a number of features to reveal and Justin Bell along with Andrew Marriott will be reporting from pit lane.
· June 17 – FS1 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
· June 17 – FS2 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM (June 18)
· June 17 – FS1 1:00 AM to 9:30 AM (June 18)
· The entire race is streamed live on FOX Sports GO