More TV coverage than ever for the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa

More TV coverage than ever for the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa
  • Enhanced TV programming in place for the centenary CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa
  • Race to air on 60 channels with coverage in 153 countries
  • Almost 50 hours of live action, notably on GTWorld YouTube channel and Twitch

From June 26 to 30, the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa will celebrate its centenary. This exceptional edition of the biggest GT race in the world can of course be experienced at the circuit, but the event will also enjoy greater TV coverage than ever before. Here's what you need to know.

Improved technical capabilities 

A total of 34 cameras – including around 15 GT3 onboards – will be distributed around the 7km venue. There will also be drone images, including an FPV (First Person View) drone capable of following cars at more than 230 km/h. In addition to the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, support races such as the Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli, the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club, the McLaren Trophy Europe, and the historic Endurance Racing Legends (GT) and Heritage Touring Cup (touring cars) will enjoy their own programming. In total, more than 43 hours of live action will be screened. Adding in special broadcasts, the number increases to almost 50 hours. 

Global coverage and special shows

No fewer than 60 channels will broadcast the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, providing television coverage in more than 153 countries. And for those who cannot follow the centenary edition on television, the GTWorld YouTube channel (counting more than 615,000 subscribers) will show qualifying, Superpole and the race in full. In a major new addition for 2024, commentary will be available in six languages: French, English, Dutch, German, Italian and Portuguese. That means more choice than ever and it’s completely free to view.

The GTWorld YouTube channel will also allow you to enjoy the Pit Café broadcasts. Following on from the shows that aired during the Prologue in May – you can catch up on those in the archives – there will be further editions in French and English on Tuesday 25 June and Friday 28 June featuring guests, race information, and behind-the-scenes videos. What’s more, there will be a live broadcast in French from Spa city centre, taking fans to the heart of the parade on Wednesday 26 June from 17:00 to 19:30. Featuring a variety of guests, this will air on local media outlet VEDIA.

Last but not least, you can also follow the race on the SRO Motorsports Group Twitch channel.

Working in partnership with RTBF

As a partner of the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, RTBF has been promoting the event on TV, radio and online for several weeks. During the weekend, French-speaking Belgian public television will also offer extensive coverage, with a full broadcast of the race on RTBF Auvio, as well as numerous live broadcasts.

Despite a very busy sporting schedule during the final weekend of June, Tipik viewers will be able to join the action from Spa-Francorchamps seven times, beginning with Friday’s Superpole. In total, the race segments presented by Thibaut Rinchon will add up to more than four-and-a-half hours on French-speaking Belgian national television.

Experiencing the race on-site

For the tens of thousands of spectators expected on-site, no fewer than 13 giant screens will be located around the track and in the paddock. Commentary will be in French – sometimes interspersed with Dutch and English segments – and will be broadcast over the circuit's loudspeakers and on the 106.5 FM radio frequency. On-site, spectators will not miss a moment of the race while also enjoying the atmosphere, the noises, the smells, the entertainment, the fireworks and above all the emotion that you can only experience at the heart of the event. 

Located in the Red Paddock, the French-speaking commentary booth will allow fans to take a look behind the scenes. This will be transformed into a studio on Tuesday and Friday evening, when the Pit Café shows will be filmed in French and English (at 18:30 and 20:00 respectively on Tuesday, and at 19:00 and 19:30 respectively on Friday). That’s just another reason to make the trip to Spa-Francorchamps from 26 to 30 June. And if that’s not possible, you can still experience all the race action on-screen.