Sirius XM radio will be carrying the whole event June 13-14

Sirius XM radio will be carrying the whole event June 13-14

The battle for the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans is already heating up with Peugeot protesting Audi's R15 race car, and things will only get hotter as the weekend approaches. If you don't want to miss a minute, then you'd better have satellite radio, because Sirius XM will be covering the event from green flag to checkered.

Broadcasting every minute of the event from the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France, Sirius channel 126 and XM channel 243 coverage will start at the flag drop at 9:00am ET Saturday and run through the finish Sunday morning.

With Aston Martin also returning to the fray in an all-new LMP1 machine. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Aston's historic 25-lap lead and 1-2 at the 1959 race, with Carroll Shelby at the wheel of the winning DBR1 car.

Despite the fact that most U.S. racing fans are more interested in seeing cars turn left, Eve Hewitt, managing director of the unit covering the Le Mans race says the show gets lots of interest in the U.S. "We have always enjoyed great support from U.S. based enthusiasts," said Hewitt.

For those tuning in via television or lucky enough to attend in person, keep your eyes peeled, for you may get a glimpse of the impressive GTbyCitroen supercar concept that will be making an appearance before the race starts.