Rejoice! The finest week in motorsports has arrived—–the race of all races, the 24 Hours Of Le Mans is upon us. For many people this signals the proper start to ‘summer’, including myself. Of course it is no secret that I am an Audiphile through and through—-it is also no secret that Audi and Peugeot have had some fierce battles in the past several years, culminating in one of the great rivalries in motorsports history. Motorsports have these days become numb and unexciting; however Le Mans has retained most of its charm. I still get a buzz every time i see the start of the race, even though it is not nearly as dramatic as the old days when people ran into their cockpits.
So will the new Audi R18 TDI be able to surmount the fierce Peugeot 918 HDi reign? I would like to hope so, but we’ll just have to follow along the best we can!
I know that the entire 24 hours will be broadcasted with continuity in Europe on Eurosport TV, however we are not so lucky in the US. That being said, we live in the age of bootlegged online TV—-and i’m quite sure many many feeds from Europe will surface that day. If they don’t, Audi have set up a fantastic minisite which will go live the day of the race. They will have 24 hour live on-board coverage of the three R18 TDIs which are racing—–accompanied by live telemetry and race data. Fantastic.
I will add some more links and information to other feeds as the race gets closer—–obviously I cannot watch all 24 hours—-but I always watch as many hours of coverage as I possibly can.
Another great source of race day coverage is of course the fantastic Radio Le Mans<