The Le Mans Virtual Cup is back, and bigger and better than ever before!
Ever wondered how you stack up against the best drivers rFactor 2 has to offer? Do you feel ready to race in a world-class Esports competition for the chance to go for glory on the world stage? Now is your chance, as the 2022 running of the Le Mans Virtual Cup is about to kick into gear for a new season – the biggest, best and most challenging testament to virtual endurance racing in rFactor 2!
The Le Mans Virtual Cup has been developed alongside the Automobile Club de l’Ouest as a platform for sim drivers to engage in top level endurance racing ahead of each round of the main Le Mans Virtual Series events. Comprised of three races on some of the best endurance circuits rFactor 2 has to offer, the Le Mans Virtual Cup is a fantastic opportunity for virtual drivers to race in a professionally organised, highly intense esports series against some of the most talented and committed drivers within rFactor 2.
Returning in support of the main Le Mans Virtual Series championship, the Le Mans Virtual Cup has been designed as a platform for the rFactor 2 community 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 24 at the end of the season.
The series will run to a spec formula rule set, with the car of choice being the potent Ligier JS P320 LMP3, mirroring the real world Le Mans Cup Series. Each race will last for the duration of 45 minutes, with a single pit stop mandated by the series regulations. Cars will be raced as single driver entries, with hotlap qualification sessions taking place in advance of each of the three rounds of the series.
The Le Mans Virtual Cup will be open to 30 drivers per split, per race – with a maximum of 10 splits allocated to each race event. The top split at each event will be broadcast live ahead of the Le Mans Virtual Series qualification sessions.
How to Enter
Participation in the Le Mans Virtual Cup is simple – all you need is the rFactor 2 simulation and content, access to the internet and the desire to push yourself to the limits.
Held within the rFactor 2 Competition System, prospective drivers will need to sign up for the Le Mans Virtual Cup event and register for the respective qualification sessions, as detailed in the calendar graphic below. Entry to the Le Mans Virtual Cup is free, providing you own the content for the series. Drivers will be required to set a hotlap time on the chosen track for that round, with the drivers then invited to participate in the race for championship points at the conclusion of the qualification process.
Rules and Regulations
A full list of the rules and regulations relating to the Le Mans Virtual Cup can be found HERE.
The Le Mans Virtual Cup returns to rFactor 2 this season – make sure to secure your place on the grid and race for the trophy!