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The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019, which is scheduled to begin Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m. ET (3 p.m. in France) with TV coverage in the U.S. on the MotorTrend Network (Discovery Velocity in Canada), is the last race of the FIA WEC super season. Last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans counted as the second round of the series that spans 14 months.
In addition to the TV coverage on the MotorTrend Network in the U.S. and on Discovery Velocity in Canada, a live stream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is available on the Motor Trend app as well as MotorTrend.com.
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The 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place at the traditional Circuit de la Sarthe, an 8.5-mile road course in rural Le Mans, France. This is easily the most prestigious sports car race in the world.
Toyota’s TS050 LMP1, a hybrid, won last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and will be considered among the favorites to repeat. Toyota Gazoo Racing enters Le Mans leading the FIA WEC LMP1 points standings. As for the GT manufacturers FIA WEC points standings, Porsche enters Le Mans as a big leader over Ferrari, Ford, Aston Martin and BMW.
24 Hours of Le Mans 2019: TV coverage, live stream, start time
Date: Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 16
Start time: 9 a.m. ET
TV channel: MotorTrend Network (Discovery Velocity in Canada)
Live stream: Motor Trend app | MotorTrend.com
In the U.S., the MotorTrend Network, previously known as Velocity, will provide live coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its entirety. In Canada, the same broadcast will be shown on Discovery Velocity. Unlike Fox Sports, which used to televised the race on more than one of its channels throughout the 24-hour period, the MotorTrend Network will show all of the Le Mans race on one channel.
In both the U.S. and Canada, the 24 Hours of Le Mans can be streamed live on the Motor Trend app or MotorTrend.com. Coverage of the race will begin at 8 a.m. ET, an hour before the scheduled green flag time.
The MotorTrend Network, which is a TV outlet owned by the Discovery Network, took over last year after Fox declined to renew its contract to televise Le Mans. The MotorTrend Network has televised all of the 2018-19 super season races. Its coverage utilizes a packaged feed from Eurosport.
“Without question the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most iconic auto racing event in the world,” said Robert S. Scanlon, president of Velocity and Motor Trend Group Video Content, via Racer.com last year. “Eurosport produces world-class live coverage of the event every year. Nowhere else in the U.S. or Canada can fans access their best-in-class coverage, and get a broader, richer Le Mans experience.”
Practice and qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, schedule to take place Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, can be streamed live on MotorTrend.com and via the aforementioned Motor Trend app.
24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 race schedule
Though the 24 Hours of Le Mans begins Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m. ET, the schedule of activity in Le Mans begins a couple weeks prior and continues through the Monday following the race.
Below is a portion of the schedule, beginning with the first qualifying session on the Wednesday prior to the race.
Wednesday, June 12
12 p.m. ET Free practice session
4 p.m. ET First qualifying session
Thursday, June 13
1 p.m. ET Second qualifying session
4 p.m. ET Third qualifying session
Saturday, June 15
3 a.m. ET Warm-up
9 a.m. ET Race
24 Hours of Le Mans 2019: Qualifying results, entry list
A total of 61 cars have qualified for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019. There will be eight cars running in the LMP1 class, 20 cars running in the LMP2 class, 17 cars running in the LM GTE Pro class and 16 cars running in the LM GTE Am class.
The qualifying format for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is as follows, per the FIA WEC: “Each team must designate two drivers to take part in the qualifying session. The two drivers from each crew must each set at least one timed lap during qualifying. The average of the two best lap times (the best from each driver) will serve as the reference time for establishing the grid. Each qualifying session lasts for 20 minutes and includes a pit stop to change driver.”
The field for the 24 Hours of Le Mans was set Thursday, June 13. Below is the starting grid for the race. (The list of driver trios for each team can be found here.)