The Asian Le Mans Series has signed ESPN Star Sports and Eurosport
Asia Pacific as broadcast partners for the Asian sports car
racing endurance series created by the Automobile Club de
will broadcast highlights of the events across its networks
covering television, internet and mobile platforms after each
race. The deal includes VOD rights and covers ESPN STAR Sports'
footprint of 24 countries in Asia.
division of Eurosport called Eurosport Asia-Pacific, which
has a particularly developed network on the Asian continent,
will show the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series in 17 countries: South
Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong-Kong, The Philippines, Vietnam,
Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Brunei, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Australia.
only will Eurosport broadcast six 26-minute magazines after
each of the six events on the calendar, but it is also studying
the possibility of broadcasting some of the races live or
slightly delayed. The full programme of live broadcasts will
be announced shortly.
Executive Director and promoter of the Asian Le Mans Series
Mark Thomas said, "All motor racing fans will be able
to follow this rapidly expanding championship, and our teams
and partners will benefit from fallout in keeping with their
investments. It will also enable the Automobile Club de l'Ouest
to pass on the message to the greatest number of people in
Asia about Le Mans-type races, the high level of involvement
they require and the technical and sporting values on which
the near future other agreements with additional television
networks will also be announced.
2013, the Asian Le Mans Championship will consist of six three-hour
events open to the following categories: LM P2, Formula Le
Mans, LM GTE, FIA GT3/Super GT 300 and GTC.
rounds will be held in China (Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ordos) and
the other three in South Korea (Autopia, 4 August), Japan
(Mount Fuji, 21 September) and Indonesia (Sentul, 8 December).
full Asian Le Mans Series calendar will be announced at the
FIA World Endurance Championship round in China (25-28 October)
of which the Automobile Club de l'Ouest is the promoter and