Watch Le Mans Classic Live this Weekend
This weekend’s Le Mans Classic is going to be a treat for fans of iconic motorsport heroes with racing action taking place across Saturday and Sunday. There’s additional good news for fans as races on Saturday and Sunday will be live broadcast via the web. Coverage will be pretty comprehensive throughout, and thanks to a dedicated interface, live text and rankings, fans can keep up with all the drama as it unfolds.
On Saturday seven different races will be live streamed with highlights including Group C racing which will bring together some of the most striking cars to have raced in the 1980-1993 era. Starring in the Group C race, which will run between 11:40 and 13:00 on Saturday, are no less than 12 Porsche 962s. Six other grids will see cars from across the years of racing at Le Mans once again line up against their counterparts.
Grid 1 – 1923-1939
Pioneers of Le Mans racing taking part in the Grid 1 race include a brace of BMW 328s which will go head to head with famous rivals from Bentley, Bugatti and Talbot. Grid 1 races take place at 16:00 on Saturday and 08:15 on Sunday.
Grid 2 – 1949-1956
Post-war cars are out in force in Grid 2 celebrating an era in which Ferrari emerged, but Jaguar dominated. Porsche’s 356 and 550 Spyder also began the marque’s long lasting foray into Le Mans competition. At this year’s classic four 356s will be joined by a solitary 550 in races that take place at 17:20 on Saturday and 09:30 on Sunday.
Grid 3 – 1957-1961
This era was dominated by Ferrari but there is an encouraging mix of carmakers on the grid including Lotus, Lister and Chevrolet. Porsche’s are once again represented in the form of the 356, 550 Spyder and a 718 RS60. Grid 3 racing takes place on Saturday at 19:00 and 10:45 on Sunday.
Grid 4 – 1962-1965
Ford entered the Le Mans fray with its GT40 during this era, but Ferrari still dominated at Le Sarthe. Porsche also debuted its 911 during this era and Grid 4 has a number of 911 2-litre cars taking part, joined by a duo of 904 GTSs. You can watch the action at 20:40 on Saturday and 12:00 Sunday.
Grid 5 – 1966-1971
During this era Ford was the dominant player at Le Mans, but Porsche was in the ascendency, setting a still-to-be-equalled record of a 24 hours average speed of 138mph. Several different Porsches will take part in the Grid 5 racing including 911s, 917s, 906s, 908s and 910s. A solitary 914/6 GT will also join the race which is broadcast at 13:45 on Sunday.
Grid 6 – 1972-1981
Porsche really hit its stride during this era, dominating the podium at Le Mans. Sunday’s race, which starts at 15:00, will see a large contingency of cars from Porsche including the 924 GTR, 930 Turbo, 911 RS 3-litre, 930, 934 and 935.
If you want to catch the action, just head over to www.lemansclassic.com across the weekend.