Virtual Le Mans Series Brings Racing and Esports Elite Together

(Motorsport-Total.com) – The list of participants for the newly launched “Le Mans Virtual Series”, the long-distance global esports series, includes some of the world’s most renowned names from motorsport and sim racing. The full list of teams for the first season is available. It consists of 38 teams from twelve countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle and Far East. The names of the drivers – including top stars from many different disciplines around the world – will be published on Tuesday.

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For the season finale of the “Le Mans Virtual Series”, the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15./16. By January 2022, 20 more vehicles are expected, providing added excitement with iconic team and driver names from across the globe.

In a row of 38 teams for the entire season, divided into two vehicle categories (LMP2 with 21 cars and LMGTE with 17 cars), there are world champions and Le Mans winners such as Alpine, Ferrari, Porsche and BMW, all of whom have Nearby are several cars are reported.

Race winners and/or title holders of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS) include Rebellion Racing, Jota, Panis Racing, Team Project 1 and Team WRT. The list also features some other well-known teams from the endurance scene, such as GR Racing, Proton Competition, D’Station Racing and ARC Bratislava.

Real world racing drivers are joined by many very successful and world-renowned teams in the sim racing sector. Yas Heat, Mahle Racing Team, Race Clutch Alpine, Romain Grosjeans R8G Esports Team, Floyd Bycles-Burst, Williams Esports, Team Redline, Red Bull Racing Esports and Jenson Buttons Rocket Simsport Team all have one or more reports in the LMP2 class.

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All participants of the LMP2 class run the virtual version of the Oreca 07 LMP2. This includes the successful partnership with Williams Rebellion Esports, which won the first edition of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 and is looking to repeat this success in January 2022.


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In the LMGTE segment, where competitors can choose between the Aston Martin Vantage GTE, BMW M8 GTE, Corvette C8.R, Ferrari 488 GTE and Porsche 911 RSR GTE, major brands such as Ferrari, Porsche and BMW have their own official e-sports models. are through. teams represented. There are also teams like Red Bull Racing Esports, BMW Team Redline, Tesla R8G Esports and GR Valves Racing. The latter team is a link between WEC team GR Racing and British football club Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

The “Le Mans Virtual Series” is a joint venture between Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ:MSGM) (“Motorsport Games”), a leading racing game developer, publisher and provider of the e-sports ecosystem for the official motorsport racing series worldwide, and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), inventor and organizer of the world-renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans and WEC organizer of.

The “Le Mans Virtual Series” is held in five races, with the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans forming the grand finale. This round the clock program will be held on 15./16. Live TV as part of the Autosport International Motorsport Fair in Birmingham (Great Britain) on January 1, 2022.

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The racing calendar for the first season of the “Le Mans Virtual Series” includes some of the most famous racetracks in the world: Monza, Spa, Nürburgring, Sebring and Le Mans. In their virtual version, these tracks will challenge all drivers – FIA licensed international racing drivers as well as sim racers – and will delight millions of e-sports enthusiasts around the world.

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