FOX Hosting Multi-Platform Le Mans Coverage
LE MANS, France – Veteran race broadcaster Bob Varsha leads a team of 10 on-air personalities and analysts as FOX Sports delivers live multi-platform coverage of the 82nd running of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans from famed Circuit de la Sarthe in France beginning June 14.
FOX Sports opens the first of five live coverage segments of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Saturday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m. EST, with Varsha serving as host and lead play-by-play announcer for the marathon coverage of the world’s most famous sports car endurance race. Brian Till takes the helm when on-air teams rotate in multi-hour segments in similar fashion to the multi-driver entries. Analysis is provided by Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder, Tommy Kendall (two Le Mans starts) and Darren Law (four Le Mans starts). Reporting from Le Mans are former Class winner Justin Bell, Jamie Howe, Andrew Marriott and Greg Creamer.
FOX Sports will provide 30-minute pre- and post-race shows, with the entire race streamed live on FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Customers of participating video providers may access live streams of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.
In addition to television coverage, FOXSports.com offers on-board cameras from seven-time Class winner Corvette’s two entries, as well as the team Pit Cam. FOXSports.com contributor John Dagys files exclusive on-site reports from Le Mans via a live blog, shoots and delivers exclusive video content and updates daily photo galleries to the site.
“Some events need no hype whatsoever; think The Masters, the Kentucky Derby, the Tour de France. Le Mans is one of those,” said Varsha. “Dale Earnhardt once told me it was the one race he wanted to do outside of NASCAR, and I’m sure Mario Andretti would tell you that, for all he achieved, Le Mans was the one that got away. That’s how the drivers see it. It’s that big a challenge, and that rewarding.”