Guernseymen racers Andy and Sebastian Priaulx will be taking on the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual (14/15th January) in the No.24 Le Mans Virtual Cup entry, teaming with sim racers Shaun Arnold (GBR) and Zoltán Várkonyi (HUN).Three-time World Touring Car Champion and multiple race winner in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Ford Chip Ganassi, Andy, has raced with son Seb once before in the prestigious esports endurance event in 2020 and both Multimatic-contracted drivers are really keen to have another go. Seb is a current WEC driver and class winner with Dempsey Proton Racing and the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North American Champion. The Le Mans Virtual Cup is a 4-round competition which offers the rFactor 2 sim community the chance to race at a world-class level in front of a live audience, with a view to earning a seat in the main 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual at the end of the season. Shaun Arnold and Zoltán Várkonyi are the successful entrants who will be taking the big step onto the world stage in the coming 24-hour event. The full entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will be released tomorrow (5th January) at 2pm GMT/3pm CET/9am ET and expect to see a star-studded roster of names competing alongside the celebrated father-son pairing from the Channel Islands. Keep up to speed with all the latest news from the Le Mans Virtual Series at lemansvirtual.com and @LeMansVirtual across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
About Le Mans Virtual Series
Le Mans Virtual Series is a global, elite esports series made up of five rounds which bring together endurance racing and sim racing’ top teams to compete on some of the world’s most famous racetracks. International FIA-licensed real-world drivers are teamed up with elite esports squads to take on endurance classics for a total prize fund of US$250,000, culminating in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. 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 the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) – the creator and organizer of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).
Round 1 – 8 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain September 17, 2022Round 2 – 4 Hours of Monza, Italy October 8, 2022 Round 3 – 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium November 5, 2022 Round 4 – 500 Miles of Sebring, USA December 3, 2022 Round 5 – 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual January 14/15, 2023