Its Time For The Official 2020 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans
It is time for what is called the biggest sim racing event of all-time in association with the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).
Today at 12.30 UTC/15:00 CET, we can enjoy the first-ever Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual which brings together the world’s best professional racing drivers and sim racers, competing together for 24 hours in a 50-car field on the legendary French endurance track using the on the rFactor 2 racing simulation platform by Studio 397.
More than 200 competitors of which 115 are in fact, licensed real-world racing drivers will battle it out in both an LMP and GTE racing class to get their respective teams to the virtual finish line. 30 LMP teams will be using rFactor2’s ORECA 07, Gibson, while the 20 teams’ strong GTE field is represented by the Aston Martin Vantage, Corvette C.7R, Ferrari 488 GTE, and Porsche 911 RSR. (You can check out the detailed spotter’s guide below.)
Needless to say, the different GTE cars have an equal Balance of Performance. Car numbers for the LMP class are between 1-50 and for the GTE class between 51-99. The race is monitored by Eduardo Freitas who is the official FIA World Endurance Championship Race Director.
The 2020 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans is broadcasted live via a selection of TV networks around the world. ( Check out the full broadcast list here)
The presentation of the event is in the hands of living Le Mans legends, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish. The English commentary is done by Martin Haven, Hayley Edmunds, and Ben Constanduros.
The real-world 24 Hours of Le Mans is postponed to 19–20 September 2020.
To help you keep track of all the teams and drivers, the Archimède design agency published a comprehensive spotters guide. You can download the PDF version here.
Official Webpage – 24virtual.lemansesports.com