In the build-up we have called it the “most important race in sim racing history” and today at (15h00 CEST), the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will roar into action as 50 teams and 200 drivers take to the rFactor 2 platform to battle it out in the biggest esports endurance race ever assembled!
Jernej Simoncic who was competing on his simulator at his home in Ljubljana, Slovenia, made a name for himself with a 3:23.380s lap stunned a star-studded field of some 1000 drivers in 50 teams, thus putting ByKolles Burst Esports in pole position in the 30-car class, while Porsche Esports Team – thanks to Joshua Rogers – will lead the 20 GTE cars as they blast into Turn 1 of the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.
Notably, the top 15 LMP lap times in qualifying were within one second, suggesting a titanic battle for top honours in this historic virtual event.
A host of major broadcasters including ESPN in the USA and Eurosport pan Europe and pan Asia will televise #LeMans24Virtual. Read more about where you can watch on linear TV HERE.
The event will also be streamed in its entirety via the FIA WEC YouTube channel HERE (and in French language HERE). It will also be shown on the Le Mans YouTube page, as well as via the official Le Mans Esports Twitch account.
The stream, plus all timing is also available on the FIA WEC app.
View the full broadcast list HERE and consult local broadcaster channels for exact timings.