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Le Mans Esport Series to celebrate history of LM24, $150k prize pool


The Le Mans Esport Series 2020 will conclude with an epic week of races that celebrate the history of the great event, with Prio and Pro-Am teams fighting for a $150,000 prize pool.

Four nights of Esports action will preface this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with racing between Tuesday 15th and Friday 18th September.

Teams from around the world will be competing on the Forza Motorsport 7 game. Each night of racing will include two one-hour sprint races and a two-hour endurance race. After four hours of racing, the two lowest-scoring teams in both the Pro and Pro-AM categories will be eliminated from the event.

The final on September 18th will be fought out between three teams, competing for a share of the $150,000 USD prize pot.

CEO of the FIA World Endurance Series and Le Mans Esports Series, Gérard Neveu, said:

“Anyone who witnessed the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in June will know that great e-racing can take place anywhere in the world and that the world’s best sim racers can produce exciting and captivating racing no matter where they are.

“Of course, we wish that we could all be together at Le Mans this June, but this is an extra-ordinary year and we will look forward instead to seeing everyone involved in the Le Mans Esports Series on-site for Season 3’s finale in June 2021.”

Seven professional teams have secured a spot in the Le Mans Esport Series finals after qualifications beagan in November 2019: (Red Bu ll Racing Esports, Lazarus Racing, Total Performance Racing, Fast Racers Forza, Solar Vision Racing, RYZE Motorsport and Williams Esports. They will be joined by Veloce Esports and Wolves of Dawnand Pro-Am teams that will be randomly drafted from players who have qualified through Forza Motorsport 7’s Rivals system.

The schedule for the Super Finals week is as follows, with each night focussing on a specific era:

Tue 15th Sept: Segment 1: Pre 1970s

RaceLengthTrackPro CarPro-Am Car
11 hourLe Mans Bugatti1956 Jaguar D-Type1956 Lotus Eleven
21 hourSilverstone1958 Aston Martin DBR11957 Ferrari Testa Rossa
32 hoursLe Mans

(No Chicanes)

1963 Ferrari 250LM1964 Porsche 904

Carrera GTS

Wed 16th Sept: Segment 2 – 70s & 80s

RaceLengthTrackPro CarPro-Am Car
11 hourMonza1971 Porsche #23 917/201971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P
21 hourLe Mans

(No Chicanes)

1978 Porsche #78 MOMO 935/781980 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo
32 hoursNurburgring1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Racing XJR-91989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Sauber-Mercedes C 9

Thurs 17th Sept: Segment 3 – 90s & 00s

RaceLengthTrackPro CarPro-Am Car
11 hourCOTA1993 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo 1C1994 Nissan #75 Cunningham 300ZX
21 hourLe Mans (Modern)2008 Porsche #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo2006 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9
32 hoursSebring2009 Peugeot #9 Peugeot Sport Total 9082009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2

Fri 18th Sept: Segment 4 – 2010s

RaceLengthTrackPro CarPro-Am Car
11 hourLe Mans (Modern)2011 Audi #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI2011 Chevrolet #4 Corvette Racing ZR1
21 hourSpa Francorchamps2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid2015 Nissan #23 GT-R

LM Nismo

32 hoursLe Mans (Modern)2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE2013 SRT #91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R

The Super Finals will be broadcast live on and also streamed on the Le Mans Esport Series  Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels with more information available on


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