The biggest esports racing event is being broadcasted around the globe. Where can you watch it?
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The biggest esports racing event of the year is just around the corner. The 24H of Le Mans Virtual is going to start this Saturday, June 13, at 3 PM CEST. The driver line-up features racing legends like Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barichello and Fernando Alonso.
They will be joined by the best of the best esports racers like GT Pro Series winner Erhan Jajovski, iRacing legend Greger Huttu and World’s Fastest Gamer James Baldwin.
Find out more about the drivers, teams, and race rules here.
The event sure is hotly anticipated around the globe. It will lift esports racing to new heights being broadcasted by many TV stations worldwide. But where can you watch Le Mans? We got all the information you need.
Twitch and YouTube
First of all, of course there is an online broadcast for you to watch. Le Mans 24H will stream the official broadcast from Paris live on their YouTube channel.
The show will include an expert commentary team including Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion Allan McNish. Martin Haven and Ben Costaduros will be commentating as well.
There will be a lot of extra entertainment around the race. For example, the famous DJ The Avener will play a 45-minute live-set on the show.
Many drivers are also expected to broadcast their race sessions on their own livestreams.
For those who’d like to watch the race broadcast in their mother tongue, there are many options and national broadcasts around the globe.
Many European broadcasters have confirmed to show the race. The biggest among them is Eurosport which airs all across the continent. The broadcaster will show the first 2.5 hours, further 2.5 hours in the evening and the last 5 hours of the race. You can also watch the entire race online in their Eurosport Player.
Italian fans can expect a great broadcast as well in their country. Sky Italia, which is also responsible for the Italian F1 broadcast, will air the race in its entirety. Other European stations covering the race are:
- Denmark: TV 2 (full race)
- Russia: Motorsport.TV’s OTT platform (full race)
- Belgium: RTBF Auvio (full race)
- Sweden, Norway & Finland: ViaPlay (full race)
- The Netherlands: RTL 7 (9hours of the race), RTL GP (full race)
The organizers lined up with ESPN to bring Le Mans 24H Virtual to people all across the Americas. ESPN2 will show 12 hours of the race. There is also more esports racing for you to see on ESPN2 because they will also screen the six-episode documentary about World’s Fastest Gamer 2 on Saturday.
ESPN will also distribute the 24-hour race to their Spanish-speaking platforms in Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and also in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Both Discovery Velocity and REV will bring the endurance race to Canadian homes.
Eurosport will make the race available across the Asia Pacific region, featuring the first two hours, then 2 and a half hours in the evening and the final two hours of the race.
Australian fans have an alternative to the ESPN broadcast since they can also tune in to Eurosport which will show six hours of the race live.
New Zealand will get a full race coverage on Sky. TV broadcaster J Japan will be showing the opening and closing 3 and a half hours live.
Rest of the World
Indian residents can tune in to Sony Entertainment Television. Africa will be fully covered by SuperSport.
For further information on broadcasting times and the full broadcaster list, click here.