The 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours has arrived, with the 90th edition of the legendary race taking place this weekend at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Full crowds will return to the event for the first time since 2019 after the race took place behind closed doors in 2020 and with limited attendance in 2021.
As ever, four classes will do battle over 24 hours for victory in their respective category, with the winner of Hypercar class set to win the overall Le Mans 24 Hours.
Toyota‘s #7 car is the defending champions with Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez teaming up again in a bid to win back-to-back Le Mans.
When is the Le Mans 24 Hours 2022?
The 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours will take place from June 8 to June 12. Practice 1 begins on Wednesday before qualifying in the evening which will decide who progresses to hyperpole qualifying on Thursday.
Two practice sessions will run either side of hyperpole, with no track action on Friday and a warm-up on Saturday morning before the Le Mans 24 Hours itself begins on Saturday afternoon.
|Date||Session||UK (BST)||US Time (EDT)||US Time (PDT)|
|Wed. June 8||Practice 1||13:00-16:00||08:00-11:00||05:00-08:00|
|Wed. June 8||Qualifying||18:00-19:00||13:00-14:00||10:00-11:00|
|Wed. June 8||Practice 2||21:00-23:00||16:00-18:00||13:00-15:00|
|Thur. June 9||Practice 3||14:00-17:00||09:00-12:00||06:00-09:00|
|Thur. June 9||Hyperpole||19:00-19:30||14:00-14:30||11:00-11:30|
|Thur. June 9||Practice 4||21:00-23:00||16:00-18:00||13:00-15:00|
|Sat. June 11||Warm-up||09:30-09:45||04:30-04:45||01:30-01:45|
|Sat – Sun (June 11-12)||Race||15:00-15:00||10:00-10:00||07:00-07:00|
How to watch the Le Mans 24 Hours in the UK
Coverage in the UK will be provided by Eurosport with every session shown live as it happens from the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.
Martin Haven will lead the commentary and will be joined by the likes of Anthony Davidson, Graham Goodwin and Ben Constandurous, plus Louise Beckett and Duncan Vincent in the pit lane.
To watch every session Ad-free, you can sign up to Discovery+ or the Eurosport App.
How to watch the Le Mans 24 Hours in the USA?
Motor Trend will provide coverage of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which will be the same broadcast as Eurosport in Europe. This means the commentary team will identical.
Practice and qualifying can be found on the MotorTrend+ streaming service which costs $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year.
The service offers a seven-day free trial so in theory you can watch every session of the Le Mans 24 Hours for free.
How to watch the Le Mans 24 Hours in Australia
As was the case in 2021, no broadcaster has picked up the rights to show the Le Mans 24 Hours in Australia.
However, fans in Australia and most other countries around the world can download official WEC App, where you will find English-language commentary of all sessions from the World Endurance Championship, as well as access to live timing and highlights.
There is a Le Mans race pack which costs £8.99 and a full season pack at a price of £23.99 with live feeds and exclusive onboard cameras which can be viewed on up to five devices.