Veloce Esports sends three all-star teams with real racers and esports stars to the virtual 24H of Le Mans.
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On June 13 and 14, the greatest endurance race in the world will take place. The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held as a virtual event in rFactor 2 due to the corona crisis. However, fans do not have to worry about the race not being exciting.
Some well-known names from the traditional racing scene and some of the best esports racers will attend the event. Veloce Esports is even sending three all-star teams with some prominent drivers.
The Formula E stars Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne will compete for Veloce at Le Mans as well as professional Formula 1 driver for Scuderia AlphaTauri, Pierre Gasly. World’s Fastest Gamer James Baldwin is another notable participant in Veloce’s driver lineup.
Each lineup consists of four players each that will take turns completing the demanding event. The following teams will start for Veloce at Le Mans:
Jean-Eric Vergne (Formula E two-time champ)
Pierre Gasly (Formula 1 driver)
Jarno Opmeer (esports racer)
Isaac Gillissen (esports racer)
Sacha Fenestraz (Super Formula driver)
Ryan Tveter (former Formula 2 and GP3 driver)
James Baldwin (World’s Fastest Gamer 2019)
Tom “StorM” Lartilleux (esports racer)
Norman Nato (Formula E reserve driver)
Stoffel Vandoorne (Formula E and former Formula 1 driver)
Eamonn Murphy (esports racer)
Tomek “Hyperz” Poradzisz (esports racer)
There are already many more teams that have been announced for the iconic race in France. Even more Formula 1 drivers such as Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will join the driver field. F1 legends Juan Pablo Montoya and Felipe Massa as well as esports racing stars such as Mitchell deJong have announced their participation.
The virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans will start on June 13 at 3 PM CEST. You will be able to watch it on motorsport.tv.