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.