Organizers have already postponed the real-life 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race until September 19-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Today, they announced plans to hold a virtual race on June 13-14, the date of the originally scheduled race.
The simulated race will be operated on the PC-based rFactor 2 platform, shown on the right side of the comparison video below. Organizers say it offers the most complete simulation of real-life Le Mans race, with weather, driver changes, daytime and nighttime racing, pit stops and strategy. The race will use four-person teams and no more than 50 GTE or LMP2 cars, with each team requiring at least two professional FIA-licensed drivers or equivalent. Each driver is required to race for a minimum of four hours and a maximum of seven hours.
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