The fourth round of the Le Mans Virtual Series heads to the Sebring International Raceway later this week, for 500 miles around the punishing Highlands County venue.
Once again, a full grid of 38 cars split amongst two categories, LMP and GTE, will take part – with points counting towards an overall Virtual Le Mans Series championship for both drivers and teams.
The entry list for the 500 Miles of Sebring race is a mix of professional motorsport competitors and professional esports competitors, each car shared by three drivers.
The #1 Rebellion GPX Esports entry will be driven by rFactor 2 experts Nikodem Wisniewski and Kuba Brzezinski alongside 2021 Super TC2000 touring car champion Agustín Canapino – a driver who has an extensive and fêted career in the Argentinian motorsport arena.
DTM competitor Dani Juncadella will once again be part of the Round 1 winning Realteam Hydrogen Redline squad with Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl, while Spa-Francorchamps and Nürburgring winners Felix Rosenqvist and Bono Huis are re-joined for this round by Atze Kerkhof in the #123 Team Redline LMP vehicle.
2020 British GT race winner and 2021 GT World Challenge Europe Esports Sprint Series victor James Baldwin will be one to watch in the #49 YAS HEAT entry alongside Jash Lad and Isaac Gillissen.
In the GTE category, the championship battle is extraordinarily close, with the #71 BMW Team Redline BMW M8 GTE entry leading the way with a scant 4.5-point lead over the #91 Porsche Esports Team 911 RSR GTE, both teams fielding an unchanged driver lineup.
The 8 Hours of Nürburgring was truncated last time out due to technical issues, forcing a red flag scenario. Since then, extensive testing has taken place to hopefully avoid a repeat.
The 500 Miles of Sebring broadcast starts at 12.30 pm GMT / 1.30 pm CET on Saturday 18th December live on our YouTube, Facebook and Twitch feeds and is preceded by qualifying and the Le Mans Virtual Cup support race on Friday 17th December at 6 pm GMT / 7 pm CET.