Alonso and Verstappen among star-studded names for next week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual
A total of 200 drivers have been confirmed for next week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual (15-16 January) including top names from FIA WEC, F1 and INDYCAR.
View the entry list HERE.
Drivers include newly-crowned F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, an Alpine Esports team captained by (non-driving) former F1 and FIA WEC World Champion Fernando Alonso, plus 2021 INDYCAR Champion Alex Palou.
Also among the entries are former CART and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Champion and ex F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya, racing alongside his son Sebastian in a Le Mans Virtual Series guest car, and INDYCAR’s Felix Rosenqvist.
Single-seater stars on the list comprise of ex Williams F1 young driver and Formula E star Oliver Rowland, Formula E’s Sergio Sette Camara, Indy 500 racer Sage Karam, Bent Viscaal, Felipe Drugovich, Victor Martins plus the W Series entry which features pro drivers Fabienne Wohlwend and Ayla Agren and their two female sim driver teammates, Emily Jones and Lyobuv Ozeretskovskaya.
Also on the entry list from W Series is Beitske Visser who has, in 2021, started to make quite a name for herself in endurance racing. A plethora of successful names from the FIA WEC, ELMS, IMSA and GT racing worldwide will be on the grid: 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual winner Louis Deletraz together with his 2021 ELMS co-champion Yifei Ye, 2021 Petit Le Mans winner Gabriel Aubry, Job Van Uitert, Dani Juncadella, Arthur Rougier, WEC GTE Am champion Nicklas Nielsen, former DTM Champion Bruno Spengler, Porsche specialists Matt Campbell and Ben Barker, and current British GT3 champion Dennis Lind.
While the focus may initially fall on the real world racing stars (listed as PRO on the entry list), internationally-renowned esports stars such as Joshua Rogers (2020 24H Virtual GTE winner), Kevin Siggy, Bono Huis, Atze Kerkhof, Michi Hoyer, Jernej Simončič and Nikodem Wisniewski are just a few of the very talented and determined sim racers who will be combining with the pros.
Further details will be revealed in the coming days about individual car liveries plus how you can follow the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual on TV, online and on social media channels around the world. The race begins at 14h00 (CET) on Saturday 15 January.
More information can be found at www.lemansvirtual.com.
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