Radio Le Mans and Simraceway Present the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans

We’re especially excited about this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, not only because it marks the 80th anniversary of the famous endurance race, but also because we’ll be doing our bit to get racing fans closer to the action thanks to Simraceway’s sponsorship of Radio Le Mans’ live coverage.

Radio Le Mans, featuring John Hindhaugh–the voice of sports car racing–is the official English language broadcaster at the Circuit de la Sarthe and some 90,000 fans are expected to tune into 91.2 FM during the action, relying on John and the team to keep them fully up-to-speed with events both on and off the track.

For those not fortunate enough to attend the race, meanwhile, the station’s coverage is also available online at www.radiolemans.com and can be heard live in the US on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio.

As an official partner, Simraceway will also be broadcasting the coverage on its Livestream channel, so make sure to tune in to hear the best of the action.

Simraceway‘s partnership with Radio Le Mans represents the perfect match, as its managing director, Eve Hewitt, explains: “Simraceway has the excitement and atmosphere of top-class racing, available through an online portal. Just like the whole team here at RSL, they are real enthusiasts and students of the sport.” Commentator John Hindhaugh agreed, pointing out that “Simraceway’s slogan of ‘fast and free’ could easily be applied to Radio Le Mans.”

Radio Le Mans’ broadcasts resume at midday (BST) on Wednesday June 13th, covering every practice and qualifying session and bringing you interviews and features from the paddock (see the full schedule below). There will also be dedicated Simraceway promotions throughout the week leading up to the race, so make sure you listen out for those!

As you would expect, we’ll be keeping a special eye on Simraceway pro driver Allan McNish as he bids to carry off his third Le Mans win. His last victory was four years ago now but with his current form (he’s standing third in the FIA World Endurance Championship and he set the fastest time in the Le Mans Trials on June 3rd), there’s every chance of history repeating itself.

Check out these awesome videos to find out how Allan and his Audi team prepare for Le Mans–and what greets them when they get out onto the famous old circuit.

Let’s hope that Allan can follow Dario Franchitti’s epic win at the Indy 500 a few weeks ago and make it two-in-a-row for the Simraceway pro drivers!

And remember, you can also download your free Le Mans Spotter Guide to help you follow the action while you’re listening to Radio Le Mans’ outstanding coverage!

Radio Le Mans Coverage Schedule

(All times are BST.)

Wednesday, 13 June

12:00 Midweek Motorsport at Le Mans

14:00 Le Mans Scrutineering

14:30 Le Mans Free Practice

19:15 Aston Martin Festival Challenge Practice

20:45 Le Mans Qualifying 1

23:15 Midweek Motorsport at Le Mans

Thursday 14 June

12:00 Le Mans Pit Lane Live

14:30 Group C Preview

15:00 Group C Qualifying

16:30 Aston Martin Festival Challenge Qualifying

17:45 Le Mans Qualifying 2

20:30 Le Mans Qualifying 3

Friday 15 June

14:00 Le Mans Qualifying Review

Saturday 16 June

07:45 Le Mans Warm-up

13:00 Nissan Countdown to Green

14:00 Le Mans 2012: Race

Sunday 17 June

14:00 Le Mans 2012: Finish followed by post race