- Star-studded entry list revealed
- Colourful and super-competitive grid of 50 cars guaranteed
The entry list has today been revealed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, to be held on 13/14th June, and it shows that the lure of motorsport’s greatest endurance race is very real…even if the race is to be held in the virtual world on this occasion.
An all-star roster of drivers has signed up to take part in the event which has been created to bring together endurance racing’s top manufacturers and teams and the world’s best esport squads.
The aim is not to replicate the entry list for the 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, round 7 of the FIA World Endurance Championship now taking place on 19/20th September, but to shine a spotlight on the sportscar classic and to provide 24-hours of top entertainment for competitors and fans around the world during this period of track inactivity due to coronavirus.
Among the entries are Formula One’s Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Antonio Giovanazzi plus former World Champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. They will be racing alongside Indy 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud, stars from F2 such as Jack Aitken and Louis Deletraz, an all-female line up representing Richard Mille and the FIA’s Women in Motorsport programme plus W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick in another entry. Endurance racing’s elite from manufacturers Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche and Toyota include Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, José María López, André Lotterer, Neel Jani, Nick Tandy, Miguel Molina, Darren Turner and Jan Magnussen plus so many more champions and legends from leading private teams across the LMP and GTE categories.
Add in names such as Barrichello, Fisichella, Fittipaldi, Massa, Panis, Rosenqvist, Vandoorne and Vergne plus world-renowned esport stars such as Greger Huttu, Rudy Van Buren, David Tonizza, Joshua Rogers and Jimmy Broadbent and there is a true feast of entertainment ahead both on and off track!
More details will be revealed next week about the different car liveries, plus how you can follow the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual on TV, online and on social media channels around the world.
All information on the event can also be found on 24virtual.lemansesports.com
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About the FIA World Endurance Championship
The WEC is the most successful and fastest growing sportscar championship in the world, offering motor manufacturers a real-world relevance to advances in road car design and crossover technology, performance and safety. Strong, stable regulations allow for complex yet beautiful sports prototypes featuring the latest in hybrid technology, independent chassis and engines suppliers competing at the highest levels, and the world’s leading luxury car marques going head-to-head in the GT categories. Up to 35 cars are on track at the same time, leading to action, excitement, endless passing and entertainment for fans worldwide.
The WEC offers teams, drivers, partners and stakeholders a unique stage on which to compete, at premier race circuits around the world. Ranked alongside the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the soccer World Cup, the cornerstone of the WEC remains one of the world’s greatest sporting events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June each year – the final round of a cross-calendar-year championship. Contested over 8-rounds across Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East – it is a true World Championship. There are races of varying distances, from the shortest at 4 hours to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and three rounds run into the night.
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All further information on www.fiawec.com
About Motorsports Games:
Motorsport Games, part of the Motorsport Network, is dedicated to virtual racing. Our mission is to combine video game development with esports to deliver exciting, innovative experiences people will play, watch and engage with. We develop and publish console, PC and mobile video games. Including the NASCAR Heat franchise, Officially Licensed by NASCAR. Motorsport Games is the esports partner of choice for many of the world’s leading motorsport rights holders including the NASCAR, Formula E, Le Mans and the FIA World Rallycross Championship and others.
For more information about Motorsport Games visit: www.motorsportgames.com
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