Audi is offering motorsport fans the opportunity to watch the Le Mans 24 Hours on various internet channels when the race starts at 3 pm on Saturday. The "Audi Live Racing" microsite will go online at www.audi-microsites.com/lemans to deliver a 24-hour live stream with onboard footage of the three Audi R18 TDI cars.
In addition, telemetry from the respective vehicle such as speed, selected gear and position on the track will be available online. Every two hours the microsite will provide a summary of the race. On Twitter, the five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro will contribute current information and assessments of how the race is developing.
On Twitter and Facebook, race fans have been able to find brief info, photos and videos from Le Mans since the Technical Scrutineering event on Monday. Users are receiving behind-the-scenes insights into Audi Sport Team Joest. The Audi Sport Facebook page, for example, already has more than 35,000 "friends", with thousands more joining them every day. The free "Audi Sport" iPhone app offers a live ticker.
Audi.tvis will be airing extensive reports from Le Mans as well, and TV coverage of the world’s most important race will be more comprehensive than ever on Eurosport in Europe and Speed TV in the USA.
The race will be started by FIA President Jean Todt at 3pm (French local time) on Saturday.