June 20, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer U.S. listeners live coverage of the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race on
from the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans,
SiriusXM subscribers will hear uninterrupted Radio Le Mans coverage of the race, produced by Radio Show Limited, from the time the green flag drops at
9:00 am ET
Saturday, June 22
through the finish on
Sunday, June 23
on Sirius channel 111 and XM channel 203. The broadcast will also air on channel 964 on the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App
and online at
The coverage will also feature an hour of pre-race news and analysis starting at
8:00 am ET
as well as post-race coverage following the finish, with the podium ceremony and interviews with the top finishers.
"The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the great events of auto racing, testing both the performance of the race cars and the endurance of the drivers and their teams," said
, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "It is a spectacle that should be experienced in its truest form and we're proud to present live wire to wire coverage of the race, giving fans access to every second of the action."
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest and most famous endurance sports car race. Since 1923 it has tested the competitors' skills by requiring them to balance speed with the ability to efficiently run the car for 24 hours straight. The event features four classes of cars – two classes of custom built Le Mans prototypes (LMP1 and LMP2) and two classes of production based Grand Touring cars (GT Endurance Pro and GT Endurance AM). Manufacturers include Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Porsche, Toyota and others.