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Team Redline Wins Le Mans Virtual 24 Hour Verstappen Not Happy

Team Redline Wins Le Mans Virtual 24 Hour Verstappen Not Happy

The Le Mans Virtual 24 hour was packed with many things on and off the track. Team Redline #2 took the overall victory! Verstappen Spoke his mind on the Sh#tshow.

It was a race to remember and forget at the same time as #2 Team Redline won the Le Mans Virtual 24 hour, the big story is Max Verstappen has had enough! Not only that, two major server issues occurred which brought out two red flags after security breaches took place. Sadly, this is what will be remembered of the event, but we must not take anything away from the victors and racers on the circuit on the circuit.

The final round of the Le Mans Virtual Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, came to an electrifying end as #2 Team Redline and Felipe Drugovich, Felix Rosenqvist, Luke Bennett, and Chris Lulham triumphed at the world’s biggest and most prestigious endurance esports race after 24 hours of hard virtual racing at the legendary 13.6km / 8.5 mile Circuit de la Sarthe track. It was Drugovich’s second consecutive win at the virtual 24-hour event.

The GTE category was won by the #888 Ferrari 488 GTE of Romain Grosjean’s R8G Esports (Alexander Smolyar, Scott Andrews, Timotej Andonovski and Erhan Jajovski), while BMW Team Redline’s #71 of Rudy van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo, Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito took GTE championship honours. 

180 racing and sim racing stars from across the globe tested their endurance in the 45-car field on 164 different simulators across the world. Two-time F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, former F1 and current IndyCar star Romain Grosjean, FIA F2 Champion Felipe Drugovich and FIA F3 Champion Victor Martins were among those who pitted their individual sim racing talent and team’s strategy against the famed 24-hour endurance race on a challenging and intense track. In second and third places were #20 Porsche Coanda – the position enough to ensure they claimed the championship title – and #53 AMG Team Williams Esports

Verstappen crashes out and speaks his mind on the event

The twice-round-the-clock endurance race saw plenty of action including:

  • A strong performance from #2 Team Redline which saw them crowned as winners of the final race of the Le Mans Virtual 2022-23 season

  • Mika Hakimi in the #22 Rocket Simsport entry secured the fastest lap at 3:22.324 in the LMP category

  • Charlie Collins in the #77 Proton Coanda Esports entry secured the fastest lap at 3:47.632 in the GTE category

Paul Jeffrey from Studio 397

During the third running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, it is clear that there were two major server issues which necessitated red flag stoppages. These were global disconnections caused by a security breach, resulting from the unintentional sharing by race competitors of IP addresses connecting teams to the server.

We have had 180 competitors taking part on 164 different simulators all around the world, and we appreciate the frustrations of any individual drivers or teams affected. A full investigation will be launched at the conclusion of the event, and we will report back on the findings in due course.

About Motorsport Games

Motorsport Games is a global team. Our HQ is based in sunny Miami, Florida and hosts the Digital Marketing and Product Development teams. The 704 Games team, based in nearby Orlando, work on our NASCAR games franchise. In Moscow, Russia, we have a first-class development operation delivering the very latest technology for our future products as well as additional development and esports operations based in England. Our UK office is just metres away from the main entrance to the home of British motorsport at Silverstone Circuit.

 In 2018, Motorsport Games brought the NASCAR Heat franchise in-house and made it one of the most-played racing games in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of our more recent esports initiatives. We have continued to evolve the existing and much loved Heat franchise whilst building the future of racing games and esports. Our experienced teams are working hard to bring new games to market based on NASCAR, Le Mans and British Touring Car properties.  

 

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