The second full day of testing ahead of the 14th annual Petit Le Mans was held yesterday during a four hour testing session. Romain Dumas set the fastest time of the session during his second to last lap in the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI with a lap time of 1:08.394.
We will be doing real-time flag to flag coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Twitter under our new live motorsports coverage account, @SpeedSportLive , or you can follow along here with our Cover It Live widget. Don’t forget to download the 2011 Le Mans Spotters Guide from Spotterguides.com
For those of you who are in the U.S., the race will be aired on SPEED. While SPEED is doing flag to flag coverage, they will be alternating between a live TV broadcast and streaming video on their website for the hours they go off-air on TV. Their schedule is as follows:
TELEVISION: SPEED: Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. ET; 3:30-8 p.m. ET; 11 p.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (Saturday p.m. through Sunday a.m.).
AudiSport also has announced that they will be delivering a full live stream of the entire 24 Hours of Le Mans via the internet, complete with in-car telemetry. The Audi Live Racing site will also offer a summary of the race every two hours, as well as commentary by former Audi Sport driver Emanuele Pirro. The live feed can be found at http://www.audi-microsites.com/lemans
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