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2020 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans (Live Stream)

Welcome to the central discussion thread for the first ever official 24 Hours of Le Mans - virtual edition.

This weekend marks an historic moment for the genre of sim racing, as the WEC, Automobile Club de l'Ouest and Motorsport Games are set to host what could well turn out to be the largest organised virtual race in history - the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual.

Held as an officially sanctioned event in place of what would have been the real Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend, the race features an incredible selection of official teams, manufacturers and drivers. Two Formula 1 World Champions, three Indy 500 victors and seven outright Le Mans 24 Hour winners join together with some of the finest rFactor 2 sim racers racing side by side with their real world contemporaries .

Held at the beautiful Le Mans circuit in rFactor 2, and making use of the LMP2 and GTE content within the simulation, the race is set to become a high watermark for the increasingly popular esport movement we are experiencing at present.

You can catch all the action live here:

 
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BrunoB

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Lets hope the rF2 software can hold the whole distance without blowing up:sneaky:
Just a pity that the car rooster in rF2 doesnt mirror the RL LeMans.

ByThe way: It could be fun if this virtual version had an exiting experimental car in Garage 56 - because we all remember the exitement and later sorrow because of the outcome of the DeltaCar:(
 
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ZL1

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I wonder why BMW and Ford don't have any representation in this race, as it would recreate the classic 18-19 GTE battles. Is it because only active teams and manufacturers of Le Mans are allowed?
 
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Daniel Waddell

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I wonder why BMW and Ford don't have any representation in this race, as it would recreate the classic 18-19 GTE battles. Is it because only active teams and manufacturers of Le Mans are allowed?
Rfactor 2 doesn't have the Ford GTE. BMW? Who knows :unsure:
 
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Will Mazeo

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They're not going to use unlicensed content in an official race.
Oh yeah, the official thing can do that lol they have been doing it this year in Assetto Corsa for example. Unlicensed and some are even using ripped content like SRW Daytona

The BMW and Fords are not in the virtual race, because they are not in the current WEC season entry list either.
This. There is no reason to promote manufacturers that kicked your championship out of their programs.
Some dumb people even asked them to do this in iRacing because of the LMP1H there. lol :rolleyes:
 

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