24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual – The biggest endurance esports event to be held on 15/16th January 2022

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If you’re looking for something to entertain and bring cheer to you in January, when the days are short and the skies are not always so blue, then the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual is the event for you!

Echoing its real-world big brother, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s biggest esports event of its kind will be held online on 15/16th January. The star-filled grid of 50 cars, split between LMP prototypes and GTE cars, will be piloted by 200 elite drivers from both real world and sim racing competing together, but on different simulators situated on all four points of the globe.

FIA World Endurance Championship Race Director Eduardo Freitas will be keeping his experienced eye and steady (virtual) hand on the competitors to ensure that all runs smoothly on track for the 24 hours of racing. Race Control – together with the award-winning technical and organisation team from Le Mans Virtual Series – will be on site at Studio Gabriel in Paris for the event.

Bringing the whole event to you from Paris will be the topflight WEC TV production team who were involved in the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in June 2020.  A special broadcast TV programme will be aired on linear channels around the world, featuring all the action, VIP guests in the studio and many more being interviewed from their homes around the world, and social media interaction from fans everywhere.

So, don’t miss a minute and make a note in your diary…2pm CET on Saturday, 15th January for the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.


For further media information contact Fiona Miller, Miller Media & Communications, on +44 7770 371332 or miller.media10@btinternet.com

About Le Mans Virtual Series

Le Mans Virtual Series is a global, elite esports series made up of 5 rounds which bring together endurance racing and sim racing’s top teams to compete on some of the world’s most famous racetracks. International FIA-licensed real-world drivers are teamed up with leading esports protagonists to take on endurance classics for a total prize fund of US$250,000, culminating in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual which will take place live and televised at the Autosport Show International in Birmingham, UK. The Le Mans Virtual Series is a joint venture between leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, Motorsport Games, and ACO-the creator and organizer of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA WEC. www.lemansvirtual.com

Round 1   4 Hours of Monza, Italy                              September 25, 2021                                   Online only

Round 2   6 Hours of Spa, Belgium                             October 16, 2021                                        Online only

Round 3   8 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany           November 13, 2021                                    Online only

Round 4   4 Hours of Sebring, USA                             December 18, 2021                                    Online only

Round 5   24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual                     January 15/16, 2022                                   Online only

About Motorsport Games

Motorsport Games, a Motorsport Network company, combines innovative and engaging video games with exciting esports competitions and content for racing fans and gamers around the globe. The Company is the officially licensed video game developer and publisher for iconic motorsport racing series, including NASCAR, INDYCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship (“BTCC”), across PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and mobile. Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports partner of choice for 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, among others. For more information about Motorsport Games, visit www.motorsportgames.com

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