24 Hours of Le Mans Programme – Wednesday 16 September

The administrative and technical checks kick off the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans.

08:00 - 18:30 | Administratives and Technical Checks

During the technical checks, the marshals will verify each car's compliance with the technical regulations. The 60 cars entered in this 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be measured and inspected from all angles. For the administrative checks, drivers' equipment and licences will be reviewed.

The administrative and technical checks will not be open to the public this year.

19:00 | Team Manager and Driver Briefings

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, two briefings are organised by the Race Director: one for the 180 drivers and one for the team managers. The briefings are an opportunity to underscore the sporting regulations specific to the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, safety rules and various procedures (safety car, slow zones, etc.). A second briefing may take place if the Race Director deems it necessary.

Though the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place behind closed doors due to the international health crisis, you can live stream all the action.

An Exclusive Digital Experience from the Circuit

As the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held behind closed doors this year, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has launched a special feature allowing fans to live the race from home and even go behind the scenes via a digital platform with exclusive video and audio content, and much more. Go to

Wednesday 16 September Programme:

08:00 – 18:30 | 24 Hours of Le Mans administrative and technical checks
08:00 – 16:30 | Road to Le Mans administrative and technical checks
09:00 – 18:00 | Arrival of Porsche Carrera Cup competitors
17:30 | Road to Le Mans driver briefing
18:00 | Road to Le Mans team manager briefing
19:00 | 24 Hours of Le Mans team manager and driver briefings