The 4 Hours of Estoril – where and how you can catch it on your TV screen

On Sunday, 19th October the Estoril circuit in Portugal will host the fifth and final round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series.  Emotions will be running high as the 2014 titles and trophies have yet to be awarded in each of the three classes. 

Four teams are still in contention to win the LMP2 category: Signatech Alpine, JOTA Sport, NewBlood by Morand Racing and Race Performance.  In LMGTE, two teams are in the title race, SMP Racing and AF Corse while, in the GTC class, three cars could still claim the European title: two from SMP Racing and one from Formula Racing.

For those who cannot be in Portugal on 18th and 19th October, it will of course be possible to follow the proceedings around the world via television screens or computers.

In Europe, viewers can tune in to Motors TV to see the race live and direct for three hours and 25 minutes (a 35-minute break in the middle of the race).  In Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Latvia and Estonia, fans can follow the entire race on Sports TV and, in Portugal, for those who cannot be in situ, the RTP2 channel will cover the whole weekend’s activities live and with highlights.

ORF, Sport 5 and Sport Klub will broadcast highlights for Austria, the Czech Republic / Slovakia, as well as all Eastern Europe. This is also the case for Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece and Italy with Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2, while in Finland and the UK Nelonen and BT Sport respectively will offer a highlights show to their subscribers.  Turkey also has access to live coverage of the event via the Sports TV satellite channel and Italians will also be able to find the best moments of the race on the internet site, Sportube.  In the Pan-Middle East, you can follow all the events on Orbit Showtime Networks.

As with all ELMS events, you can also follow qualifying and the 4 Hours of Estoril race itself on the series’ official website,

North Americans can find out about the ELMS through Torque TV and RaceFans TV while, in South Africa, the 52-minute programme will be broadcast on Setanta Sport Africa and Supersport.

Fans of European endurance racing in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan and the Maldives will be able to see the best moments of the race on Ten Sports Taj TV, while Fox International Channels network will host the programme for the Asia Pacific region.  Devotees from the Philippines and Thailand will be able to see the ELMS on Solar Sports and True Visions Channel.

Subscribers to Speed Channel and Sky Network in Australia and New Zealand can follow the 4 Hours of Estoril through a highlights programme.

Radio Le Mans will be once again be the official endurance racing radio  broadcaster in Portugal, available via the radio channel’s website.

Check out HERE the full list of broadcast channels for the race itself or for highlights packages of the 2014 ELMS finale – the 4 Hours of Estoril.

Adam Sinclair