Discovery Velocity, Canada’s Home for Premium Turbo Programming, Revs Up for Live Coverage of 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, Beginning Saturday, June 16
— June 5, 2018
– Discovery Velocity delivers the 86th edition of 24 HOURS OF LE MANS (June 16-17), the world’s greatest endurance race –
– From June 21-23, Discovery Velocity buckles up for live coverage of BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE, the most spectacular classic car auction event of the year –
TORONTO (June 5, 2018) – High-stakes adventure, precision machines, and raw power – Discovery Velocity is Canada’s new home for 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, the world’s most iconic endurance auto racing event. Hosted at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France, Discovery Velocity delivers best-in-class live coverage beginning Saturday, June 16at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT through to the culmination of the race on Sunday, June 17.
“We are excited to be Canada’s home for 24HOURS OF LE MANS, one of the most quintessential events in auto racing,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Canada. “Discovery Velocity continues to be the ultimate destination for viewers with a passion for world-class automotive content, and the addition of this blue chip property further reinforces our brand promise.”
The 86th edition of the world-famous race features a packed field of international auto racing stars, from Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, and Juan Pablo Montoya to Le Mans hometown hero Sébastien Bourdais, and IndyCar Series veteran Ryan Briscoe. A multitude of former 24 HOURS OF LE MANS champions have also joined the field, including André Lotterer, Neel Jani, Loïc Duval, Mike Rockenfeller, Marcel Fässler, and more.
Also on the grid are winners of various championships such as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) that make up the endurance pyramid devised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).
Later in the month, Discovery Velocity shifts gears to Mohegan Sun, Conn. for BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE, the most spectacular classic car auction event of the year. Offering an exquisite array of the finest, rarest, and most one-of-a-kind collector cars, the unique automotive event airs Thursday, June 21 to Saturday, June 23. For additional viewing, live streaming of BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is available at discoveryvelocity.ca.
The BARRETT-JACKSONLIVE auction broadcast schedule from Mohegan Sun, Conn. is as follows:
Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. ET on Discovery Velocity
Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET on Discovery Velocity
Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. ET on Discovery Velocity
About Discovery Velocity: Exploring life’s most amazing journeys, Discovery Velocity drives the passion for all things automotive, along with diverse travel, survival, and cultural world content through high quality and immersive series and specials. Discovery Velocity is Canada’s only home for Factual Turbo programming, bridging the gap between the world’s most popular inventions, and the science and technology in their development. Discovery Velocity is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.