RDLMS by Vesaro Thrustmaster 24 Hours of Le Mans - 14 Days to Go!

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    With only 14 days to go until the Thrustmaster 24 Hours of Le Mans here at RaceDepartment, we get ourselves a little bit excited indeed....

    So far this season the RDLMS by Vesaro has been an incredible showcase of some of the best endurance racing drivers in rFactor 2. The opening exchanges of the season have seen tight battles, inventive race strategies, boss like performances and some high tension fights for position out on the circuits of the world. Now with the stakes due to be raised another notch in our showcase 24 hour event, nothing these drivers have seen to date will be able to compare with what lays in wait at Le Mans.

    Many years ago the Le Mans 24 Hours used to be the ultimate test of endurance for both man and machine, with each and every car and driver looking to minimise mistakes and mechanical issues in order to cross the line at the front of the field following the drop of that black and white chequered flag. In recent years the spirit of the race has changed, and with the improvement in motorsport technology and increased professionalism of the sport in general the race has become an extended sprint race from lights to flag. Sim racing is absolutely no different, and we at RaceDepartment fully expect the upcoming Thrustmaster 24 Hours of Le Mans to be a test of prolonged speed over a stint, with an emphasis on avoiding mistakes and pushing the car to its very limits for the whole duration of the event.

    Now with just 14 days to go until the virtual green flag drops, and with testing continuing at an almost feverish pace within our RDLMS by Vesaro community, the tension is beginning to hot up ahead of the big event itself.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!
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  2. Shane Burke

    Shane Burke
    Steam: 0w40

    I look forward to it :) going to try make it 2 Le Mans 24 hour wins in 1 month! And 3 in a row. So I look forward to the challenge ;)
  3. Chris

    Staff Premium

    I'm just looking forward to getting on to the Mulsanne with a field of epic GT's and Prototypes. There's no better sight in racing.

    Some American's like to say that the Indy500 is "the greatest spectacle in racing", but it's not even close, Le Mans is the biggest and greatest motorsport event in the world by a country mile, and I'm so excited to be able to participate in our own virtual version of it :D

    See you all in 2 weeks!
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  4. Peter Hummel

    Peter Hummel

    This is the final poster?
    Who do the wall! :)