Aston Martin takes on Virtual Le Mans

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Aston Martin Racing has entered the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual with three Vantage GTEs.

The cars will run the team’s regular race liveries and numbers for the event, which is being held on June 13-14 after the original race was postponed until September 19-20.

Two classes of car, the LMP2 and GTE, will take part, with real racing drivers joined by sim racers.

Each entry must have at least two FIA-licensed drivers and the race is being run on the rFactor 2 platform including driver changes, dynamic weather and damage that can be repaired during pit stops.

The #95 ‘Dane Train’ will consist of Nicki Thiim, Lasse Sorensen, Richard Westbrook and Manuel Biancolilla.

The #97 line up will consist of Alex Lynn, Harry Tincknell, Charlie Eastwood and Tiziano Brioni.

The #98 car will be led by three-time Le Mans class winner Darren Turner and regular team-mate Ross Gunn. They will be joined by Jonny Adam and Giuseppe de Fuoco.

David King, president of Aston Martin Racing, said, “Under the current circumstances, this is a great alternative and an excellent opportunity for us to continue to grow our e-sports program and build our understanding of this landscape.”


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