Where to watch the 8 Hours of Portimão
Round 2 of the FIA WEC will get underway this week in Portugal for the inaugural 8 Hours of Portimão (11 – 13 June) which will be televised by several major broadcasters including Eurosport and la chaine L’Equipe.
The FIA WEC app will also broadcast action from qualifying and the full eight-hour race plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Sunday’s 8 hour race will commence at 11h00 local time.
As part of a new three-year deal in France, free-to-air TV channel L’Equipe will show the pre-race build-up and some parts of the race live. The full race will be available online at L’Equipe.Fr. In Germany, the full race will be shown live on Sport1+ and on Sport 1 from 17h00 - 20h15.
In Belgium, RTBF will show the full race live on RTBF Auvio, its digital platform. Meanwhile, Eurosport will televise 3.5 hours on Eurosport 2 across Europe (including the UK) and a further two hours on Eurosport 1. Moreover, the full race will be live on Motorsport.tv and Eurosport Player, with highlights available online.
MotorTrend – a linear network dedicated to auto enthusiasts – will broadcast the first and last hour race live in the USA and the Caribbean, as well as post-race on MotorTrend network.
Residents in South America can watch the full race live via Fox Sports 3. Eurosport will also broadcast 5.5 hours of the race live pan Asia-Pacific and in Australia. Meanwhile, Super Sport will air the full race live on FTB as part of a pan-regional deal in Africa.
Finally, J Sports will broadcast the full race live to Japanese fans who can tune in to see home drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima in Toyota’s brand-new Hypercar. In New Zealand, fans can watch live via Sky.
Don’t forget to download the FIA WEC app which is available worldwide (apart from USA and Canada where it is geoblocked). The app has English commentary on its live transmissions and official WEC highlights shows, with Allan McNish giving his expert insights. McNish will be joined by experienced commentary duo Martin Haven and Graham Goodwin while Louise Beckett and Duncan Vincent will support the team from the pitlane.
For the rest of the world, there will be various TV channels and online platforms that will broadcast qualifying, the race and/or highlights.
Click HERE to view the full broadcast schedule.