Posted by: porschebahn | June 11, 2009

2009 Le Mans 24 Hours This Weekend

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While Flying Lizard Motorsports is the only American Porsche customer team competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours, most of the ALMS stars are to be seen, including Patrick Long with the French IMSA Performance 911 team and Porsche LMP2 drivers Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas, who will pilot the Audi R15 TDI on June 13-14.

You can follow Le Mans this weekend on Speed TV and preview all LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2 classes on planetlemans.com.

The Le Mans race-week schedule starts this week:

Provisional schedule:

Monday 8 June
14h30 / 18h00 : Sporting Checks and Scrutineering (Jacobins)

Tuesday 9 June
08h30 /- 17h00 : Sporting Checks and Scrutineering (Jacobins)

Wednesday 10 June
09h00 / 12h00 : Sporting Checks and Scrutineering Formula Le Mans Cup (Circuit)
10h:00 : Team Managers’ briefing
11h00 : Drivers’ briefing 24 Heures du Mans
15h00 : Drivers’ briefing Formula Le Mans Cup
16h30 / 17h30 : Free practice sessions Formula Le Mans Cup
18hh00 / 24h00 : Free practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

Thursday 11 June
09h00 / 13h00 : Sporting Checks and Scrutineering Le Mans Legend (Circuit)
14h00 / 12h:00 : Drivers’ briefing Le Mans Legend
16h:00 / 17h00 : Qualifying practice sessions Le Mans Legend
17h30 / 18h30 : Qualifying practice sessions Formula Le Mans Cup
19h00 / 21h00 : Qualifying practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans
22h:00 / 24h00 : Qualifying practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

Friday 12 June
10h00 / 20h00 : Pit Walk
18h00 / 19h00 : Drivers’ parade (City centre)

Saturday 13 June
08h30 / 09h15 : Warm-Up 24 Heures du Mans
09h30 / 10h15 : Race of Le Mans Legend
10h30 / 11h30 : Race of (12 laps) Formula Le Mans Cup
14h22 : Beginning of starting procedure
15h00 : Start of the 77th race of the 24 Heures du Mans

Sunday 14th June
15h00: Finish of the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours  

Broadcast Schedule:

The last 11 hours (through the night) are broadcast live as are the first three hours. For the rest, you have to go to www.lemans.org, click on the English language symbol (the Union Jack flag of England), and listen to the Radio Le Mans broadcast as well as follow the live timing and scoring. For you real junkies, Radio Le Mans goes on the air tomorrow and stays on 24 hours until the Monday after the event.

SPEED-TV Coverage, 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours (All Times Eastern)

Friday, June 12

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Pre-race – Truth in 24

Saturday, June 13

8:00 a.m.: Pre-race – Le Mans Pre-Qualifying

8:30 a.m. – Noon: Le Mans 24 Hours (Live – The Start)

11:00 p.m. – Midnight: Le Mans 24 Hours (Live)

Sunday, June 14

Midnight – 10:00 a.m.: Le Mans 24 Hours (Live – The Finish)


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