Le Mans Virtual Series 24 Hours Track Guide
It all comes down to one last endurance race. After a thrilling season, the Le Mans Virtual Series culminates with the 24 Hours of Le Mans around the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.
The world’s best online sports car racers will fight one last time for a share of the $ 250,000 in prize money.
The season finale was scheduled to take place in front of a live audience at the Motorsport International Show, but with the announcement of the postponement of the 31st edition of the NEC event, the Le Mans Virtual Series final will now take place online on January 15 and 16, 2022.
The 24 hour race will be staged from Paris with a live TV broadcast that will be broadcast worldwide on www.lemansvirtual.com and on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, courtesy of Traxion.gg.
Prior to the last round of the online series, an animated Circuit de la Sarthe track guide was created in association with LEGO® Technic ™ – the official engineering partner of the virtual Le Mans series – which showcases the magnificent LEGO models Technic of the Porsche 911 RSR and AF Corse # 51 Ferrari 488 GTE.
The Le Mans road circuit is one of the oldest and most famous circuits in all motorsport, having hosted the very first Grand Prix in 1906. The familiar circuit of the Circuit de la Sarthe was opened in 1923 and the track French remains one of the longest in the world, spanning 8,467 miles (13,626 km).
The owner of the track, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), annually organizes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. A joint venture between the two organizations and Motorsport games culminated with the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual Race, which is the fifth and final round of the Le Mans Virtual Series.
The 24-hour event will test the limits of endurance for competitors who will require maximum concentration, especially since GTE riders will take around 3m46s to complete the 38 turns.
However, with pilots at full throttle 85% of the time, it’s Mulsanne’s long straights that will dictate the setup as teams will look to reduce drag while running with minimal downforce to allow for top speeds above. 190 mph (307 km / h).
There are a number of key turns on the tour that spectators should watch out for. In addition to the tricky opening streak of the Dunlop chicane, the critical right-hander of Tertre Rouge requires a clean exit which is vital to continue down the first part of the Mulsannes straight.
In the pit return loop, Arnage is one of the slowest corners on the lap and the tight right-hander needs to be defended against those looking to attack for position.
Watch for riders blocking the interior, but then compromising their exit for the full blast in the super-fast Porsche curves that follow. With little runoff, it is essential that the pilots negotiate this section of track with the greatest precision because the slightest error can have significant consequences.
Last time around, Sebring’s 500 miles were won by Rebellion GPX Esports in the LMP category with Agustin Canapino, Nikodem Wisniewski and Kuba Brzezinski at the wheel. The GTE category was handled by BMW Team Redline thanks to Rudy van Buren, Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito.
Sebring was the latest in a series of exciting races that took place at some of the world’s most iconic sports car venues including Monza, Spa and the Nürburgring. The final round online on the rFactor 2 simulation platform will be the saga of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans – but who will come out ahead to be crowned this year’s winner? Don’t miss it!