Silverstone, September 24, 2021. The opening round of the Le Mans Virtual Series is just around the corner and here’s how you can all follow the action and, make no mistake, there will be plenty of action from start to finish!
The series brings together top level real life drivers such as Jenson Button, Alex Palou, Stoffel Vandoorne and Louis Deletraz and some of the world’s best sim racers (Michi Hoyer, Jan von der Heyde, Kevin Siggy and Nuno Pinto to name but a few) to compete together in 5 endurance races of between 4 hours and 24 hours in duration and kicks off with the 4 Hours of Monza Virtual on Saturday, September 25 (entry list HERE).
This is likely to be hotly contested in both the LMP and LMGTE categories, racing together on the same track at the same time, with a total of 38 cars and 114 drivers battling it out on an incredibly realistic Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Le Mans Virtual Series has brought together a topflight broadcasters who will cover the whole series live and bring to fans, competitors and gamers across the world not only insights into what’s happening on track during the events, but also behind-the-scenes news, interviews and updates. The broadcast team will be led by Martin Haven, one of motorsport’s best known commentators and lead voice for the FIA World Endurance Championship, and he will be accompanied by Chris McCarthy and Lewis McGlade who both worked with Martin on the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in June 2020. Chris has gone on to become a much sought-after motorsport commentator, covering a multitude of different formulae, while Lewis has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sim racing and racers.
And here’s when you can follow the races, live and uninterrupted:
Friday, Sept 24: (all times British Summer Time)
18:00 Qualifying show live (not available on WEC or 24 Heures du Mans channels)
18:10 – 18:30 Qualifying GTE
18:40 – 19:00 Qualifying LMP
Saturday, Sept 25:
09:00 – 11:00 Warm up
12:30 Le Mans Virtual Series show live
13:00 4 Hours of Monza – RACE
For further media information contact Fiona Miller, Miller Media & Communications, on +44 7770 371332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 at the Birmingham NEC (UK). 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). 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 6 Hours of Sebring, USA December 18, 2021 Online only
Round 5 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual January 15/16, 2022 ASI, Birmingham, UK
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”). 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.