24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2022 – The Greatest Sim Racing Show On Earth.

2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans

So there you go, the Le Mans Virtual Series 2021-2022 esports championship has ended.

The first four races in the Le Mans Virtual Series were held between September and December 2021, with the finale in the form of the second edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual taking place this weekend.

More than 200 competitors representing 39 different nationalities, took part in 50 cars with a 4-drivers car rotation over the 24 hours. The drivers were located in 28 different countries coming from both real-life motorsport, and sim racing.  

Check out the impressive Entree List, and Spotters Guide.

A host of major broadcasters including Motorsport.tv, Motor Trend in the USA and Eurosport Pan-Europe televised this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, bringing the exhilarating combined world of motorsport and esports to millions of homes across the globe all produced live from Paris.

The show was hosted by an expert commentary team made up of FIA World Endurance Championship lead commentator Martin Haven, esports experts Chris McCarthy and Lewis McGlade, motorsport commentator Ben Constanduros plus “pitlane” reporter Hayley Edmonds. The commentary team was supported by the current WEC competitor, 2020 Le Mans Virtual driver, and FIA F2 and F3 commentator Alex Brundle. 

4 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2022 GTE Winners
4 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2022 LMP Winners

The Race…

After 24 hours of fierce battles, the Realteam Hydrogen Redline Oreca 07 LMP2, which took pole position, crossed the finish line as the winner. 

The team ended up 1 minute and 3 seconds ahead of the defending champion, the Oreca 07 #1 of Rebellion GPX Esports Series of quartet Louis Deletraz, Agustin Canapino, Kuba Brzezinski, and Nikodem Wisniewski. Floyd ByKolles-Burst’s Oreca #4 completed the podium.

Thanks to a fuel-saving strategy, the #71 BMW M8 GTE of BMW Team Redline won the GTE category. Rudy Van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo, Enzo Bonito, and Kevin Siggy finished 34 seconds ahead of the #91 Porsche Esports team Porsche 911 RSR GTE. The Proto Compétition Porsche #77 finished third.

I will update this post when the official highlights video is published.

Official Webpages – lemansvirtual.com   –   www.studio-397.com

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