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2009 24 Hours of Lemans – Live Streaming Video Links

I'm not finding many links for streaming video of this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans but I'll try to update throughout the day with any links I do happen to find.

Speed TV: Speed will be providing a live video stream when they are not broadcasting the race on TV. The stream will be active from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 10:00 PM to 12 Midnight EST. This feed may not work if you are not in the US. To view their live TV broadcast on your computer, you can try the TVU Player. If this video feed stops working, try doing a search for "LeMans" or "Le Mans" in the upper right hand corner of the website to find another channel.

Radio Le Mans: A live audio feed. Click the "Listen Live" button in the upper left part of the homepage.

2008 24 hrs of Lemans – Live Streaming Video Links

Here are a few options for watching the 76th running of the 24 hrs of Le Mans. Of course you can watch it on Speed if you're in the US but unfortunately they will be breaking away for Nascar coverage during the day. If you don't get Speed on your TV, you can try watching their feed using the TVU Player. Speed coverage is available on the TVU "Wheels" channel 53060. You can also watch live streaming video courtesy of (embedded below) and Eurosport. I believe the Eurosport feed is only available if you're in Europe (unless you use a proxy) so I'm afraid I can't verify that it's working. For audio coverage, check out Radio Le Mans. You may be able to find some other links to live streaming video in this thread at the ten tenth's forum. Enjoy the race!

Update: It looks like the Eurosport feed has switched to a horse riding event. Here's another live feed from I'll try to post more if I find any.

2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

In anticipation of the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, I thought I would fire up rFactor and turn a few laps around the road course in the prototype mod. Sadly, rFactor won't unlock on my new PC so no blasting past the ferris wheel for me until I get my unlock code sorted out with ISI. I did notice that James Burroughs has an updated version of his Daytona Road Course for rFactor and GTR2 posted at his downloads page. I look forward to checking that out when I'm up and running as the previous version was top notch and easily one of my favorite third party tracks. If you want to kill some time while you're waiting for the green flag to drop, here's a pretty good video from last year's race:

This year's race coverage starts at 1:00 PM EST on Fox and continues at 2:30 PM EST on the Speed Channel. If you don't receive SpeedTV, you can try to watch streaming video of the race with the TVU Player.

The Onion Interviews a NASCAR Crew Chief

It was only a matter of time before The Onion got around to picking on NASCAR. This video is not as funny as some of their other satire but it's still worth a watch. With a couple of tweaks here and there, it could easily pass for an NBC Sports interview.

Virtua_LM Releases Le Mans 1972-1986 for rFactor

Le Mans 1972-1986 version 1.0 by Virtua_LM is now available for download. rFactor fans have been looking forward to this track for months and it was worth the wait. It's strange that they would just up and release it today out of the blue. The Virtua_LM guys did an outstanding job on the track and it's easily one of the best available for rFactor. There's a list of download mirrors below. The readme specifically requests that other people don't host the file so I won't be uploading it here, sorry. I'm really looking forward to see what Virtua_LM comes up with next. If this track is any indication of what we can expect, rFactor is just going to keep getting better and better.

Download Le Mans 1972-1986 1.0 for rFactor (85MB):
Virtua_LM Le Mans Project

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