Digital endurance classic with real challenges
An almost unsettling hush will hang over the “Circuit des 24 Heures” on 13 June: Where the 24-hour race should have started at 3pm on Saturday, there will instead be a gaping void. Regardless, 50 competitors will take up the hunt twice around the clock – at the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the long-distance classic has been postponed until September – 50 years after Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood claimed the first overall victory for Porsche in the red-and-white 917K at the world’s toughest sports car race.
With the newly created Esports Team, Porsche fields four digital 2017-spec 911 RSR racers shared between 16 drivers. No. 91: No. 92: No. 93: No. 94:
The schedule (all times CEST)
The virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans gets underway on Saturday, 13 June 2020, at 3pm local time. Prior to that, a free practice will be held from 10am to 10pm on Wednesday (10 June) and 10am to 5pm on Thursday (11 June), before a three-hour test race starts at 6pm. On Friday (12 June) another training session will follow from 10am to 5pm.
Jun 11, 2020 at 02:01