The world’s biggest motorsport multi-genre YouTube channel – The Race – will add an additional 40 hours of live-streamed top-level international sportscar action in 2022.
All four rounds of the Asian Le Mans Series and the six-round European Le Mans Series will be broadcast live on the channel. Both championships plus The Race’s groundbreaking video insights into the world of Formula 1 can be viewed without a subscription or paywall.
Having recorded nearly 100 million views and 10 million hours of content watched by fans in 2022, The Race YouTube channel has firmly established itself as the home for online international motorsport.
The ALMS and ELMS combination is just one of the live streaming packages which are being locked in for 2022. Last year The Race’s YouTube channel also hosted other major championships, including the IndyCar feeder series Indy Lights and the famous Nordschleife-based Nurburgring Endurance Series.
This year’s Asian Le Mans Series will be staged over four rounds in 10 days in the United Arab Emirates with back-to-back four-hour races at the Dubai Autodrome on February 12 and 13 and the Yas Marina circuit on February 19 and 20.
The European Le Mans Series will feature six rounds from April to October with four-hour races staged at classic European circuits Paul Ricard, Imola, the Hungaroring, Barcelona, Spa-Francorchamps, and Portimao.
“Our YouTube channel continues to experience massive growth with a 60% increase last year in views and number of hours watched. The channel has now firmly established itself as the home for international motorsport,” The Race co-founder and COO, Andrew van de Burgt said.
“It’s fantastic that The Race will show the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans series races live on its YouTube channel this season,” said Frédéric Lequien, CEO of LMEM and ALMEM.
“With growing interest in sportscars, it’s important that we are able to reach new audiences and different markets, as well as satisfying our existing ones.
“Part of our long-term plan is to build our social and digital platforms across all our championships and by collaborating with the likes of The Race, we are one step further to achieving this goal.”
ASIAN LE MANS SERIES SCHEDULE 2022
February 12: Dubai Autodrome
February 13: Dubai Autodrome
February 19: Yas Marina
February 20: Yas Marina
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES SCHEDULE 2022
April 17: Paul Ricard
May 15: Imola
July 3: Hungaroring
August 28: Barcelona
September 25: Spa-Francorchamps
October 16: Portimao