The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual was a breakout success in 2020, filling the gap vacated by the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to lockdown restrictions, reaching over 14.2 million viewers. Now, it is returning in an expanded form as the Le Mans Virtual Series.
All races will be broadcast live online, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual taking place in person during the 2022 Autosport International, on the 15 & 16 January at Birmingham’s NEC.
Starting on 25th September 2021, the esports championship will be run by Motorsport Games in collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) – organisers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).
A five-round event run will cover Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring, Sebring and Circuit de la Sarthe. The first round is a four-hour race, followed by two six-hour and one eight-hour races, culminating in the full 24-hour race on 15th/16th January 2022 where finalists will be competing for an incredible, $250,000 prize pool!
If that’s not enough to have your adrenaline spiking, check out the official 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual series trailer here - Le Mans Virtual Returns
Autosport International 2020 saw Motorsport Games take over the gaming arena in Hall 1, hosting a series of ESports programmes, including the grand finale of DiRT Rally 2.0 where finalists competed for a $10,000 prize pool.
As eSports continues to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in motorsport, this Motorsport Games and Autosport International partnership will give visitors the chance to sit (virtual) trackside at the Le Mans Virtual final next January, with more exciting gaming competitions to be announced in the upcoming months.