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Sport Verstappen and Norris team-mates for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans

04:23  29 may  2020
04:23  29 may  2020 Source:   fr.motorsport.com

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Two star Formula 1 drivers will be at the start of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.

Cal Crutchlow, Ducati Team © Ducati Corse Cal Crutchlow, Ducati Team

Two star Formula 1 drivers will start the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.

Since the official approval of the 50 teams invited to take part in the 24 Hours of virtual Le Mans last weekend, announcements of crews continue and the stars are indeed there. The event organized by the ACO, the FIA ​​WEC and Motorsport Games is a first of its kind which will take place on June 13 and 14, on the initial date of the classic Le Mans, finally postponed to September due to the pandemic. of COVID-19.

This Wednesday, two Formula 1 drivers and big fans of simracing confirm their participation: will be there under the banner of Team Redline, which enters an Oreca 07 in the LMP2 category. The Red Bull Racing driver and the McLaren driver will be joined by two professional simracers, Atze Kerkhof and Greger Huttu.

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Verstappen and Norris are both long-standing members of Team Redline, a renowned team with an impressive track record in eSports. They will therefore be at the start of a virtual test which will offer all the challenges of the largest Endurance race in the world with dynamic light and weather as well as real strategies between refueling, tire changes and driving time to be respected.

Note that the Panis Racing team also presented its crews, again for the LMP2 category. The first will bring together Olivier Panis and his son Aurélien Panis with sim racers Nuno Pinto and Adam Pinczes, while the other will bring together Tristan Vautier, Nico Jamin, Hany Alsabti and Thibault Cazaubon.

The virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans will use the rFactor 2 gaming platform. The race will be broadcast and commented live on Motorsport.tv , on television channels and on many social networks.

For more information on the world of eSport, visit Motorsport Games .

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