Lots of finals - A gigantic week awaits

Lots of finals – A gigantic week awaits

Next week will treat us with a truckload of fantastic series-deciding races.

Photo Credit: Motorsport Games

On September 19, an absolute classic returns. It’s something that every motorsports fan knows and loves: the 24-hours of Le Mans. And while the drivers and teams are preparing their strategies and line-ups in the analog world, the final of the Le Mans Esports Series is taking place on the virtual tracks. It’s not happening on a single day though, but rather over the whole week leading up to the real-life race.

The concept of the final is refreshing: each day represents a different era of Le Mans. The esports teams compete in different stages. Every stage contains three different races to be completed with a different car from that specific era. Teams compete against each other in an amateur and a pro division. At the end of each day the two teams at the bottom of the standings get eliminated. This goes on until Friday, when the last stage is set to take place. The winning team will bank $100,000.

To have a better overview, here is the complete schedule:

RaceLenghtTrackPro CarAm Car
11 hourLe Mans Bugatti1956 Jaguar D-Type1956 Lotus Eleven
21 hourSilverstone1958 Aston Martin DBR11957 Ferrari Testa Rossa
32 hoursLe Mans (No Chicanes)1963 Ferrari 250LM1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
RaceLenghtTrackPro CarAm Car
11 hourMonza1971 Porsche #23 917/201971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P
21 hourLe Mans (No Chicanes) 1978 Porsche #78 MOMO 935/781980 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo
32 hoursNürburgring1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Racing XJR-91989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Sauber-Mercedes C 9
RaceLenghtTrackPro CarAm Car
11 hourCOTA1993 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo 1C1994 Nissan #75 Cunningham 300ZX
11 hourLe Mans (Modern)2008 Porsche #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo2006 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9
32 hoursSebring2009 Peugeot #9 Peugeot Sport Total 9082009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2
RaceLenghtTrackPro CarAm Car
11 hourLe Mans (Modern)2011 Audi #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI2011 Chevrolet #4 Corvette Racing ZR1
21 hourSpa Francorchamps2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM Nismo
32 hourLe Mans (Modern)2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE2013 SRT #91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R

If you want to witness the celebration of Le Mans’ legacy, or if you simply want to hype yourself up for the real-life race, you can watch everything on the Le Mans Esports YouTube channel, or you can visit their Twitch channel beginning Tuesday, September 15.

V10’s roar

The first round of the V10 R-League has been exciting for sure. The series features a duel format and this week’s matchup proved to be special.

We saw the Red Bull elite, under the guidance of F1 Esports Pro Series 2020 world champion Joni Törmälä, battle it out with Team Fordzilla. The matchup between Porsche24 Driven by Redline and BMW Motorsport SIM Racing Team was just as exciting. The former swept the series 3-0, even with a star-studded BMW line up which included the likes of Cem Bölükbaşı.

If you want to know more about what happened last time, you can watch the highlights here:

Ahead of us is round 2 at Brands Hatch. While the English circuit is not exactly notorious for its formula car races, it will surely provide a lot of nuances for the racers to handle. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how the teams will square up against each other this time.

If you want to watch the action, you can tune in to BT Sports 2 via Satelite on Tuesday, September 15, or you can wait for the full race to be released on btsports.com the next day. So don’t miss the action and listen to the sound of howling V10s.