The digital “Circuit des 24 Heures” also located in northern Germany
This Saturday, 13 June, the virtual 24-hour race at Le Mans will get underway. The digital version of the world’s most famous long-distance race will also be contested from the Coanda Simsport team HQ in the city of Gronau in North Rhine Westfalia, Germany.
Joining forces with the newly founded Porsche Esports Team for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, Coanda provides eight sim racers who will share driving duties with eight Porsche works drivers in the four virtual Porsche 911 RSR cars. From this command centre, Porsche Motorsport controls the strategy for all four racing cars.
There is little to suggest that an unusual project is underway behind the front door: Four sim racers from around the world have made this spacious building their home: a flat-sharing community, but meticulously tidy as if their parents were about to visit. Everything seems intense, just like the sim racers themselves. The space that used to hold half a dozen cars has been converted into a sim racing headquarters.
Design of the digital 911 RSR commemorates Porsche’s first Le Mans victory
The 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours has huge historical significance for Porsche: In 1970, exactly 50 years ago, the sports car manufacturer won the famous endurance race for the first time.
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