A virtual Le Mans 24 Hours will be staged on the original 13/14 June date of the race prior to its postponement to September by the coronavirus pandemic.
Organised by the FIA World Endurance Championship, Le Mans organisers the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Motorsport Games, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will feature a 50-car entry consisting of LMP2 and GTE machinery, with four-driver teams made up of a mix of professional drivers and Esports racers.
All entries will be required to run at least two professional drivers with an FIA international license, and no more than two Esports drivers in a team.
WEC CEO Gerard Neveau explained in a briefing that over 30 applications have already been submitted for the event, which will be staged on the rFactor 2 platform rather than Forza Motorsport used for the Le Mans Esports Series.
Entries will include teams from