Silverstone, September 23, 2021. The entry checklist for the opening spherical of the lately launched Le Mans Virtual Series, 4 Hours of Monza, has been revealed (HERE) and the excessive degree of each actual life and sim drivers as a consequence of compete is a good indication of how carefully contested the sequence is prone to be from begin to end.
Louis Deletraz (final year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual winner and present ELMS LMP2 factors chief with teammate Yifei Ye), Sergio Sette Camara (Formula E), Beitske Visser (W Series and WEC), Will Stevens (WEC and ELMS), Bruno Spengler (former DTM champion and IMSA competitor), Jan von der Heyde, Michi Hoyer and Nuno Pinto (a number of championships in sim racing between them) are simply a number of the well-known names from the actual and digital racing worlds who will line up for the beginning on sim rigs the world over. Bringing maybe a “home” benefit might be Porsche Esports Team’s Ayhancan Güven who’s racing within the Porsche Carrera Cup at Monza this weekend and can due to this fact be collaborating within the LMVS occasion on-site, joined by his sim racing teammates.
The race takes place this coming weekend on the rFactor2 platform on the digital Autodromo Nazionale Monza and protection will start from 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 25. Built in 1922, the actual Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the true Italian temple of pace and is unmatched across the globe for its historical past and the eagerness it invokes in motorsport followers. Expect no totally different from everybody concerned on this new endurance esports sequence!
A complete of 38 automobiles will battle it out in two totally different lessons – 21 in LMP2, with all rivals utilizing an ORECA 07 LMP2 mannequin, and 17 in LMGTE with groups having a selection of Ferrari 488 GTE, BMW M8 GTE, Porsche 911 RSR GTE, Corvette C8.R, and Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Negotiating by means of the visitors at famously difficult sections of the observe such because the Variante del Rettifilo (the chicane on the finish of the pit straight), the Variante della Roggia and the Curva Parabolica will add to the strain and drama anticipated within the race.
Free observe periods might be run on Thursday and Friday, with a one-hour check race happening on Thursday night to test servers, programs, and communications for each the sporting and broadcast groups. Qualifying is on Friday, September 24 at 6:00 PM British Summer Time (BST) (7 PM CEST, 1:00 PM Eastern Time) and might be broadcast stay.
All the race motion may be adopted from 12:30 PM (BST) onwards on the FIA WEC and TraxionGG’s YouTube channels, on twitch.television/traxiongg, and on social a number of social media channels. More particulars on these might be launched within the coming days.
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About Le Mans Virtual Series
Le Mans Virtual Series is a world, elite esports sequence made up of 5 rounds which carry collectively endurance racing and sim racing’ prime groups to compete on a number of the world’s most well-known racetracks. International FIA-licensed real-world drivers are teamed up with main esports protagonists to tackle endurance classics for a complete prize fund of US$250,000, culminating within the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual which is able to happen stay and televised on the Autosport Show International on the Birmingham NEC (UK). Le Mans Virtual Series is a three way partnership between main racing sport developer, writer and esports ecosystem supplier of official motorsport racing sequence all through the world, Motorsport Games, and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO)- the creator and organizer of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). www.lemansvirtual.com
Round 1 4 Hours of Monza, Italy September 25, 2021 Online solely
Round 2 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium October 16, 2021 Online solely
Round 3 8 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany November 13, 2021 Online solely
Round 4 6 Hours of Sebring, USA December 18, 2021 Online solely
Round 5 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual January 15/16, 2022 ASI, Birmingham, UK
About Motorsport Games
Motorsport Games, a Motorsport Network company, combines revolutionary and interesting video video games with thrilling esports competitions and content material for racing followers and avid gamers across the globe. The Company is the formally licensed online game developer and writer for iconic motorsport racing sequence together with NASCAR, INDYCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship (“BTCC”). Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports associate of selection for twenty-four Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, amongst others.