Esports: Le Mans organizers plan 24 hours of virtual races

le mans Organizers plan to participate in the world's largest virtual endurance race in June after being forced to postpone 24 hours in September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 13 and 14 esports The event will feature teams of professional racing drivers and players competing remotely in simulators.

It will be the most extreme test seen in the virtual world and will be broadcast live on television around the world, World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Automobile Club de l'Ouest ( ACO ) said in a statement on Friday.

The teams will each feature four drivers, with at least two professional racers and a maximum of two esports specialists, competing on the rFactor 2 simulator platform.

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The initial grid will be for a maximum of 50 cars, all in the LMP2 and GTE categories.

Riders will have to handle conditions similar to the French endurance classic, with variable day and night weather conditions and damaged repairable pit cars. A career director will oversee the procedures.

No driver may do more than seven hours at the wheel and each one will have to do a minimum of four hours.

"This first edition of the 24 Hours of le mans Virtual opens a new chapter for our discipline," said ACO president Pierre fillon .