The ACO, FIA WEC and the Motorsport Games have put together a major event scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 June 2020, the original date of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The virtual 24 hours of Le Mans, whose format is unprecedented, will pit 50 mixed teams consisting of SimRacers and renowned drivers from all the FIA championships (Formula 1, WEC, Formula E) against each other. For those not in the know, the former are professional simulation car racing drivers. They will compete at the wheel of LMP2 and LMGTE cars using the simulation software platform rFactor 2.
'This is an opportunity to use the virtual online racing platform to promote the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We want to offer fans, who are, as we all know, deprived of their passion, a new and singular event that brings together the worlds of motorsport and online racing’.
Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA WEC
The virtual race follows the standard format of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with free practice and qualifying sessions to be held from 10 to 12 June. The start will be given on June 13 at 3 pm and the entire event will be broadcast in full on digital platforms and those television channels that broadcast the WEC. The full programme of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans can be found on the organiser's website: https://24virtual.lemansesports.com.