How to watch 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020 on TV, UK start time, date, schedule

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is approaching – and UK fans can tune in to soak up all the drama live on Eurosport

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24 Hours of Le Mans

Are you ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans? You’d better be. Because after a long wait, the world’s most iconic endurance race is finally about to begin.

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The race should have been held earlier in the year, but COVID-19 restrictions pushed it back into autumn. And the competition is wiiiide open.

Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso helped guide Toyota Gazoo Racing to back-t0-back titles over the last two showpiece races alongside Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima. However, Alonso will not return for this weekend’s race, meaning other contenders now have a chance to step up and make an impact.

Check out all the latest information on how to watch 24 Hours of Le Mans.

When is 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020?

24 Hours of Le Mans runs between 1:30pm (UK time) on Saturday 19th September and run until (you guessed it) 1:30pm on Sunday 20th September.

This is a departure from the original date which should have been the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June.

Where is 24 Hours of Le Mans?

24 Hours of Le Mans takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

The 8.467 mile-long track will be traversed by some of the biggest names in endurance racing as they seek to claim the crown.

Watch 24 Hours of Le Mans in the UK

The race will be shown live on Eurosport.

If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it’s £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year, again with a seven-day free trial at the beginning of your subscription.

Amazon Prime subscribers can add the Eurosport channels for £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month though can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

Eurosport is also available through Sky Sports.

24 Hours of Le Mans schedule

Thursday 17 September

9:00am – FREE PRACTICE 1 – 3 hours

1:00pm – FREE PRACTICE 2 – 3 hours – watch on Eurosport 2

4:15pm – QUALIFICATION – 45 mins – watch on Eurosport 2

7:00pm – FREE PRACTICE 3 – 4 hours – watch on Eurosport 2

Friday 18 September

9:00am – FREE PRACTICE 4 – 1 hour

10:30am – HYPERPOLE – 30 mins – watch on Eurosport 2

Saturday 19 September

9:30am – WARM UP – 15 mins – watch on Eurosport 2

1:30pm – RACE – 24 hours – watch on Eurosport 2

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