This weekend marks one of the biggest, most historic, and grueling races of the year: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This, the 85th running of the race, will be the center stage for some truly epic racing rivalries. Among the prototype cars in LM P1, the teams to watch this year will be Porsche and Toyota, without a doubt. Toyota’s factory-backed Kazoo Racing team was looking dominant last year until a mechanical failure in the closing stages of the race cost them the win, handing over victory to Porsche instead. Meanwhile, the LM GTE class will continue to be a fan favorite as production-based cars like the Ford GT (that took 1st, 2nd, and 4th in last year’s race) go wheel to wheel against other factory-backed efforts like the Ferrari 488 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, and Aston Martin Vantage GTE.
Although we won’t be hosting any race viewing parties this weekend, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to follow along at home so we’ve scoured the internet and compiled our favorite spotter’s guide as well as a list of which channels you can tune into for race coverage and when. And if you want to psych yourself up for the race in advance, Amazon Prime just added their documentary series of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, called “Le Mans: Racing is Everything” which can be seen here.
Luckily, it looks like Fox Sports Network will be taking the reigns for covering the race again this year, but as usual, you’ll only be able to tune into select portions of the race unless you’ve ponied up for one of the top-tier satellite or cable packages in order to get the elusive FS2 channel. As you might notice from the schedule below, it doesn’t appear that Fox Sports Network will be airing the race in is entirety on TV, but luckily you can also stream the race live using FOX Sports GO which will also include a few extra in-car channels for some of the front-runners.
June 17-18 – 24 Hours of Le Mans (all times CST and subject to change):
– FS2: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
– FS1: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– FS2: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
– FS2: 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– FS2: 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
– FS2: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (June 18)
– FS1: 1:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. (June 18)
– FS2: 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (June 18)
*The entire race will be streamed live on FOX Sports GO