360-degree offering to drive Eurosport’s coverage of 24h of Le Mans
June 10, 2019
Eurosport is set to deliver its most complete 24h of Le Mans ever with every angle, every incident and every turn covered from the jewel in the crown of endurance motor racing. Coverage of Le Mans forms part of Eurosport’s year-round commitment to powering people’s passions for motorsport.
This week, Eurosport will be at the start of the grid delivering over 38 hours’ of coverage including live coverage of free practice and qualifying coupled with a look back to last year’s memorable race that saw the Toyota Gazoo Racing team featuring Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima take the honours, with the highlight of the week being coverage of the main race itself from 2pm CEST on Saturday (15 June).
In addition to a Road to Le Mans special magazine show on Tuesday night that will provide an in-depth preview of the great race, Eurosport will show FULL coverage of the race on its linear and OTT platforms featuring nine-time winner of Le Mans Tom Kristensen. The Danish motorsport icon will be handed an access-all-areas pass to speak to the main drivers on the starting grid while offering exclusive analysis at key stages of the race in an AR studio – Studio 24 – giving passionate fans of the motor racing a unique insight to life during the most testing of sporting events.
On the Eurosport Player during the race itself, fans will also have the option of accessing the on-board cameras of up to three cars. Eurosport’s digital platforms, including Eurosport.com and its social platforms, will also provide fans will updates in real-time so they don’t miss a minute of the action. A one-hour Best of Le Mans highlights show on Sunday evening will be the definitive wrap-up of the key moments that shaped this year’s race.
Production teams from France, Spain and Germany will be on-site in Le Mans giving millions of racing fans in those markets exclusive localised analysis and opinions.
Eurosport’s 24 hour of Le Mans expert Tom Kristensen said: “At Le Mans, I always say to expect the unexpected and this year is no different. It is the flagship event on our calendar and the one passionate motorsport fans always look forward forward to. I am delighted to be once again working with Eurosport at this year’s event, using my own experiences to offer unique insights to millions of viewers across Europe and the world across its TV channels and digital platforms. It is one not to miss.”