How and where to watch the 6 Hours of Portimao
Round two of the FIA WEC gets underway this week with the 6 Hours of Portimao (Sunday 16 April) and below is all you need to know about how and where to watch the action from the Algarve International Circuit.
Eurosport will broadcast the WEC action across Europe including Portugal, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain where the majority of the six-hour race will be shown on Eurosport 2.
The live coverage in Europe will commence at 12.30pm [CEST] 11.30am [BST].
Free-to-air La Chaine L’Equipe will show parts of the race live (race start and 15.30pm onwards) to fans who are residents in France. The full race will also be shown on L’Equipe.FR
For those living in Italy and fans of Ferrari, residents can watch the full race live on Sky Sport F1. Meanwhile, Germany – the home of Porsche – will show some of the race live via free-to-air channel RTL Nitro.
Robert Kubica fans can watch in Poland on Polsat Sport News while RTL7 will show highlights in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Elsewhere, Belgium – which forms the next round of the WEC later this month - will show highlights on Sport 10.
The race action will also be available live online on several platforms including a deal with Discovery+ in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands as well as on Eurosport Player.
Finally, for a small price of 6.99 Euros, all WEC action is also available via the official FIA WEC app which includes commentary from experts Anthony Davidson, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin and Louise Beckett.
USA + CANADA + THE AMERICAS
For American fans, automotive platform MotorTrend will show most of the race live across the USA.
In Canada, pay TV channel Discovery Velocity will have the rights to the coverage.
For South America, Direct TV Sports will broadcast the WEC on Channel 616 and 1616 while Fox Sports will televise most of the race live in Mexico on Fox Sports 3 MX.
New for Portimao, fans of endurance racing in Brazil will be able to tune in to the full WEC race live on Terra and also on YouTube and with Portuguese commentary. Click HERE for the link.
ASIA + AUSTRALIA
A pan-Asian TV deal with Eurosport for the continent of Asia sees the race from Portimao broadcast on Eurosport Asia.
Japan – the home of reigning World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing – will see broadcaster JJ Sports show the full race live on JSports3 while free-to-air channel Go! will televise the WEC in Australia. In New Zealand, Sky Sport 5 will broadcast at 23.30 local time. Online platform WeChat will cover the race in China.
Long-term WEC broadcast partner SuperSport will televise the race to residents living in Sub-Saharan Africa with the full race live on VR2/VR2A.
Broadcaster SSC is the official broadcast for the Middle East region and will show the full race live from Portimao.
OFFICIAL FIA WEC APP
FIAWEC.TV will broadcast all race action from the 2023 season live on its online platform. This is available worldwide. Individual race packages are available to buy for 6.99 Euros (WEC races and 12.99 Euros for the 24 Hours of Le Mans) or fans can purchase a full season pass for 39.99 Euros Available on the app will be qualifying, race replays and full English commentary from experts Anthony Davidson, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin as well as pitlane reporter, Louise Beckett. For more information about the app, click HERE.
For a full breakdown of the broadcast coverage for the 6 Hours of Portimao and more information on how to watch from your own home, please click HERE.