Liz Halliday has secured a deal for the Le Mans 24 Hours, but not one that will see her hit the track for the biggest sportscar race of them all.

Halliday, who has competed at La Sarthe on three occasions and led LMP2 last season before being forced into retirement, will form part of the commentary team for Eurosport, who will broadcast live coverage of the event on 14-15 June.

The American, who has previously worked for CBS and Motors TV in a commentary role, will be behind the microphone for the French classic for the first time and said he was looking forward to having a different view of the race.

"It's a big honour for me to be invited by Eurosport to do this," she said. "They're a huge channel all across Europe and it's a good opportunity to further my media career, which is something I really enjoy.

"I absolutely adore Le Mans and hopefully that enthusiasm will be transferred to the viewers during the race. I've raced at La Sarthe three times and was the only female driver to do so for the past two years, so I've got good experience there as a driver and I hope to bring that to the commentary box."

Halliday, who hasn't raced so far in 2008 having undertaken an extensive Three Day eventing programme all across Europe, also revealed she is planning a return to the cockpit later in the year.

"I had a couple of options to race at Le Mans this year, but, having come so close to a podium finish in 2006 and then having led the LMP2 class last year, I only wanted a drive with a team capable of challenging for honours," she said. "However I'm hoping to return to action at Petit Le Mans and possibly Laguna Seca later in the year so plans are very much in the pipeline to get behind the wheel again soon."