Liz Halliday returns to Le Mans with Eurosport
Liz Halliday will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours this season after rejoining Eurosport's commentary team for the second successive year for their live coverage of the world's most famous motor race on 13-14 June.
The dual sportswoman, who also competes in International 3 Day Eventing, has contested the world's most famous motor race three times, finishing fourth in class in 2006, and will again provide expert analysis for the pan-European channel.
The California-born Halliday has previous commentary experience on both sides of the Atlantic with CBS Sports and Motors TV and has vast experience of sportscar endurance racing having competed in the European based Le Mans Series, the FIA GT Championship and the American Le Mans Series, where she is the most successful female driver ever in the championship's history.
"I'm thrilled to be back with Eurosport again this year," said Halliday. "I really enjoyed my time with them in 2008, which was my first time ever commentating at Le Mans and I'm looking forward to what should be a fantastic race."
"I love Le Mans and everything about the historic race, and hopefully that enthusiasm will be transferred to the viewers during the race. I've got good experience there as a driver and I hope to bring that to the commentary box. This year's race looks set to be another classic battle between Audi and Peugeot, and with Aston Martin also in the mix, I think the viewers are set to witness an epic."
Halliday has concentrated on her career in 3 Day Eventing this season, achieving fine results in a variety of international events including the Barroca D' Alva Horse Trials in Portugal earlier this year. She raced in both the European and American Le Mans Series last year but ultimately opted not to compete at La Sarthe for a fourth time in '09.
"There were some opportunities at Le Mans this year, but I didn't think any of them were a great fit for myself or my sponsors, so I had to make the difficult decision to pass on being a driver this year. I am so pleased to be with Eurosport again though, and thrilled to still be there and be a part of the race." said Liz. "I do hope to be back on track later in the year however in America or Europe, and hopefully I will have more news on that soon."
Eurosport's coverage of the Le Mans 24 Hours begins on Wednesday 10 June with action from practice, followed by qualifying on Thursday 11 June and live coverage of the race on Saturday/Sunday 13/14 June on both Eurosport 1 and 2. For more details, please visit www.eurosport.com.