SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will offer U.S. listeners live coverage of the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race on June 13-14 from the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.
SIRIUS and XM subscribers will hear uninterrupted Radio Le Mans coverage of the race, produced by Radio Show Limited, from the time the flag drops at 9:00 am ET on Saturday, June 13 through the finish at 9:00 am ET on Sunday, June 14 on SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 243. The coverage will also feature an hour of pre-race news and analysis starting at 8:00 am ET as well as an hour of post-race coverage following the finish, with the podium ceremony and interviews with the top finishers.
On Wednesday, June 10, SIRIUS XM will carry RadioLeMans.com Midweek Motorsport Le Mans Special on SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 243 from 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET followed by live coverage of free practice from 11:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channels 113 and 126 and XM channel 243.
On Thursday, June 11, SIRIUS XM will air Legends qualifying from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm ET, immediately followed by live coverage of 24 Hours Qualifying on SIRIUS channels 113 and 126 and XM channel 243.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 77th Grand Prix of Endurance, is the world’s oldest endurance sports car race. Danish native Tom Kristensen has won a record eight races including last year’s and six-straight from 2000-2005. Kristensen and teammates, Rinaldo Capello from Italy and Allan McNish from Great Britain, will be racing the Audi R15 TDI for Audi Sport Team Joest. Kristensen has won six of his titles behind the wheel of an Audi.