Classic Le Mans live on autosport.com

Haymarket Publishing Ltd has been awarded event radio rights for the new Classic Le Mans race meeting to be held at the famous Le Mans circuit in France

Classic Le Mans live on autosport.com

The inaugural event on September 21/22 features over 300 of the world's great sports cars. Legendary marques such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar and Lotus will contest races during the weekend.

The Classic Le Mans event, which includes entries from a wide range of classic sports cars including former Le Mans competitors, is organised by the ACO and promoter Patrick Peter. The meeting will be held every two years, with this year's radio broadcast via the world-wide web on autosport.com. Broadcasts in future years will be made on an FM frequency as well as on the web.

"We're delighted to provide official English-speaking radio coverage for this event," said Haymarket's director of special projects John Chambers. "Our involvement in the Classic Le Mans event is based on Haymarket's heritage in providing the original Radio Le Mans over the last 13 years. Audiences of over 70,000 English-speaking visitors trackside, and millions more around the world, tune into Radio le Mans for its highly informed and entertaining coverage of the world's most famous motor race.

"By providing similar coverage of the Classic Le Mans meeting we can ensure that historic car enthusiasts, as well as motor sport fans from around the world, can be fully involved in this unique new event. We are delighted to be working together with Patrick Peter and his organisation and we are confident that Classic Le Mans will be a huge success and a key date in the diary for years to come."

Classic Le Mans Radio will broadcast from midday on Friday September 20 through to 18.00 on Sunday September 22 via autosport.com. For further information on the event log onto www.lemansclassic.com.

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