Porsche aims to defend title at this weekend’s virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Porsche Esports Team fields two digital 911 RSR at this weekend's virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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In a bid to defend its title, the Porsche Esports Team is fielding two digital 911 RSR racers at this year's virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, which kicks off today. In 2020, the works delegation won the GTE class at the debut event of the endurance race run on the rFactor2 simulation platform.

This year, experienced professional drivers from real-life racing – six of the eight works drivers, in fact – will once again team up with sim racing experts to share driving duties in the simulators at a specially set-up racing centre in the German town of Gronau.

Ten 911 RSR racers are among the 50-strong field this year, which also includes LMP2 prototypes. In the GTE category, Porsche makes up almost half the grid. “The mix of pro and sim racers proved its worth at the 2020 debut of the virtual Le Mans 24-hour race – which was underlined by our GTE class victory. We now want to repeat this success,” says Marco Ujhasi, Manager Esports at Porsche Motorsport. “We again feel very well prepared to take on this challenge with our team partner Coanda Esports. Like in real-life racing on the track, the virtual racing scene also relies on flawless teamwork and meticulous attention to detail. Given the fierce competition, these factors can be the key to success.”

The endurance highlight on the virtual Circuit des 24 Heures takes off at 14:00 local time and all the action will be shown live from 13:30 on Porsche’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/porsche) and on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDbby0ZgmoI). Live timing is also available on the Porsche Motorsport website (motorsports.porsche.com).

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