The Thrustmaster 24 Hours of Le Mans is fast approaching as the RDLMS by Vesaro participants prepare for the biggest race of the season.
As has been proven in the real life running of the 85th 24 Heures du Mans - anything can happen in endurance racing and more often than not it usually does!
Twenty four hours is a long time to go motor racing when the field of drivers are as closely packed as we enjoy in our RDLMS by Vesaro grid, throw into the mix a multiclass racing structure and weather than can easily change from one moment to the next and you have yourself a recipe for unpredictability and giant killing results.
For our seventh running of the RaceDepartment Le Mans Series, this years supported by our incredible partners Vesaro and Thrustmaster, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will play host to our fourth race of the season and marks the only occasion in which our drivers will be taking part in a 24 hour race event as we move away from our usual six and twelve hour formats.
Running on Saturday 24th until Sunday 25th June, our drivers will not only be fighting it out for the honour of winning the virtual equivalent of the greatest race on earth, but will also be looking to secure some valuable points in the fight to become the 2017 RDLMS by Vesaro season champions.
The races this year have been hotly contested already between our 40 teams and 180 + drivers, with many different team and driver combinations showing flashes of pace and consistency that must surely stand them in good order for a strong performance on race day at Le Mans.
As is always the case in endurance racing you can prepare for every eventuality and have the strongest package come race day, but when that green flag drops and the field accelerate towards the first corner you just need to hang on, recover from setbacks as best as you can and pray lady luck shines down on your car. It is the best feeling in motorsport, either real or virtual, and it will be one of the greatest experiences of their sim racing careers for many of our drivers this coming weekend. I can't wait to watch it all unfold.
Luckily you don't have to be trackside to enjoy the excitement of RDLMS by Vesaro this season. We will be streaming all the racing action, all season, in high quality and with top class commentary via our various social media and video streaming channels. If the spectacle out on track isn't enough for you however then we'll throw in the opportunity to grab yourself some quality sim racing equipment too!
For those of you familiar with RDLMS by Vesaro you probably already know about the awesome prize package we have in place for the season ahead. Just to remind you of what's on offer I invite you to check out a couple of links and see what you can be in with a chance of winning. Firstly we have the grandest of grand prizes thanks to the exceptional support of our series partner Vesaro. The high quality sim racing rig manufacturer have put up a superb €5,300 racing rig for fans and drivers to be in with a chance of winning. Check out prize details in the Vesaro announcement HERE.
Additionally are proud to have the support of our race partner Thrustmaster who have on offer a great selection of sim racing peripherals to win at each of the race meetings during the season. With great generosity Thrustmaster have offered up a stunning selection of products that will be offered to drivers and spectators alike during each round of the series. Again you can check out the announcement article HERE for more details of the products on offer.
So how can you get in on the action and be in with a chance of walking away with some incredible gear?
Basically in order to be in with a shout at winning something very special indeed all our viewers need to do is follow and subscribe to our Twitch and Youtube channels and watch our thrilling action packed broadcasts, which will be live streamed with professional commentary.
Round Three, the Thrustmaster 24 Hours of Le Mans will be live and exclusive Saturday 24th June on our Twitch and YouTube channels from 12:50 GMT. The Session timetable can be seen below:
10:55 | Race server reboot
11:00 | Official practice & Briefing (no duplicate cars allowed from this point)
11:40 | GT qualifying (30 minutes)
12:10 | Qualifying switch-over (5 minutes)
12:15 | Prototype qualifying (30 minutes)
12:45 | Warm-up
13:00 | Race start [Saturday 24th June] (in-game: 13:00 / 1PM)
13:00 | Race ends [Sunday 25th June] (in-game: 13:00 / 1PM)
All times are posted in GMT.
Looking forward to Le Mans? Are you competing in the event, if so how do you rate your prospects of success? Are you looking forward to the prospects of racing in a 24 hour race? Let us know in the comments section below!