Neo Sports to air Le Mans 24 hour race on June 14

Neo Sports channel will broadcast the Le Mans 24 hour motor race, on June 14, 6.30 pm onwards.

Started in the year 1923, the Le Mans 24 hours race has been France’s most coveted and historic sporting event. Last year, the Le Mans 24 race witnessed 2,50,952 spectators and a TV audience of 628 million throughout the 108 countries, which broadcasted the race.

Usually entailing a number of 55 cars, the Le Mans race brings together cars of different categories and classes. Instead of focusing on the ability of a car company to build the fastest machines of the time, the Le Mans check the ability of manufacturers to build sporty yet reliable cars.

Meanwhile, at the time of filing of this report, Peugeot pulverised the Le Mans 24 hours race record and filled the top three places after first qualifying for the weekend’s 24 Hours sportscar race.

French driver Stephane Sarrazin, partnered by Portugal’s Pedro Lamy and Austrian Alex Wurz in the diesel-engined 908, demolished the existing record by 7.8 seconds with a time of three minutes, 18.513 seconds in the first session. Final qualifying ends late on Thursday.

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