Updated Weather Report For Le Mans Broadcast

We use as our partner for the radar images. And they just did us a big favour and updated their rain and cloud cover overlay. This will give both teams and fans a much more detailed impression of when and where it will rain.

We have also updated to the faster animation speed, which should make it easier to predict and imagine where the clouds and precipitation are moving after the end of the animation.

This animation shows the new radar and weather forecast overlay.

But that is not all. Through our partnership with weather data provider DarkSky, we are overlaying a new 24-hour forecast. The forecast includes iconized information about the sky conditions, air temperature, risk of rain, and a predicted measure of the number of millimetres of rain per hour. Cloud cover and air temperature should be especially important to the teams, now that dynamic track temperatures have been introduced.

The new report graphics will go into the live broadcast in our hourly weather update and it will be available to teams and fans through

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!

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