Porsche Esports Team sends four teams of established racers and aspiring youngsters to virtual Le Mans.
The esports racing world grows more excited by the day, as we approach the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in rFactor 2 on June 13-14. It is arguably the most prestigious event in the racing scene. We now have word from the most successful team in Le Mans’ long history. Porsche has announced their driver lineup that will compete in the four Porsche cars at the event. The teams are composed of experienced real-life drivers, sim racing world champions and former Le Mans winners.
Three Le Mans champions and countless virtual virtuosos
Car number 91 is going to be driven by German racing powerhouse and three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer. His real-life team-mate Neel Jani, who also competed at Lotterer’s side in past Le Mans events, will join him. The team is completed by the American sim racing competitor and racing ace Mitchell deJong and Finnish iRacing driver Martti Pietilä.
With Australia’s Matt Campbell, car number 92 is going to be piloted by another Le Mans champ. His crew consists of New Zealand’s Jaxon Evans, the Dutch iRacing prospect Mack Bakkum and French esports racer Jeremy Bouteloup.
The third team features the British Le Mans winner Nick Tandy. Turkish youngster Ayhancan Güven also joins the squad, as well as two potential front runners for the title of the Porsche Tag Heuer Esport Supercup. The defending Supercup champion Joshua K Rogers and the current number 3 Tommy Ostgaard make this lineup a top favorite at Le Mans.
The last Porsche car on the grid will feature French Le Mans alumni Patrick Pilet in addition to female racer Simona de Silvestro. The roster is completed by former iRacing world champion Martin Krönke and the experienced Brit David Williams.
Porsche doesn’t mess around. With three former Le Mans winners they pair real-life experience with extraordinary virtual driving talent. On paper Porsche looks like a prime candidate to win it all.