Virtual 24 Hours – Realteam Hydrogen Redline wins finale and season
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Virtual 24 Hours – Realteam Hydrogen Redline wins finale and season

After an intense race full of duels, Realteam Hydrogen Redline's #70 ORECA 07 LMP2 shared by Felipe Dugrovich, Oliver Rowland, Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl won the 2nd Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the GTE class, BMW Team Redline's #71 BMW M8 GTE claimed the top step on the podium. Both teams also earned the title in their respective classes for the 2021-2022 Le Mans Virtual Series season.

Fifty teams and 200 drivers battled it out for 24 hours during the 2nd Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, finale of the 2021-2022 Le Mans Virtual Series season. Just like its namesake, the virtual race put on a breathtaking show.

Pole-sitter Realteam Hydrogen Redline's #70 ORECA 07 reached the top step on the podium after 407 high-speed laps (compared to 371 completed by the winners in 2020). The outfit won with a lead of one minute and three seconds on the defending winner, the #1 ORECA 07 of Rebellion GPX Esports Series driven by Louis Delétraz, Agustin Canapino, Kuba Brzezinski and Nikodem Wisniewski. Floyd ByKOLLES-Burst's #4 ORECA rounded out the top 3.

Thanks to a fuel-saving strategy, BMW Team Redline's #71 BMW M8 GTE triumphed in the GTE class. Rudy Van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo, Enzo Bonito and Kevin Siggy finished 34 seconds ahead of Porsche Esports Team's #91 Porsche 911 RSR GTE, with Proton Compétition's #77 Porsche rounding out the podium.

This 2nd Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans served as the finale for the 2021-2022 Le Mans Virtual Series, and thanks to this victory, Realteam Hydrogen Redline also won the season title with a half point lead over Rebellion GPX Esports. BMW Team Redline won the trophy in the GTE class.

The 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for 11-12 June.