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Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean lead Spa Le Mans Virtual Series entries 

Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean lead Spa Le Mans Virtual Series entries 

The 6 Hours of Spa is set to be a titanic duel between Max Verstappen and Roman Grosjean, amongst a field of some of the world’s best professional esports drivers. Live, Saturday, 5th November.

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen will be on the grid for the 6 Hours of Spa, the third round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series. 

The 34-time Grand Prix winner will be driving the #1 Team Redline LMP, sharing the car with reigning champion Jeffrey Rietveld and recent BMW Sim GT Cup champion Maximilian Benecke. 

The squad is currently sitting second in the overall championship standings. Verstappen is also expected to join January’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the season finale. 

Compatriot Bent Viscaal, former FIA Formula 3 race winner and current European Le Mans Series competitor, will share the championship-leading #4 Floyd Vanwall-Burst with Jernej Simončič and Jesper Pedersen. 

Former Formula 1 driver and current Andretti Autosport IndyCar star Romain Grosjean will also take part, lining up for his eponymous R8G Esports squad. He will lead the #18 car, with team-mates Martin Hemmingsen and Ulas Ozyildirim. 

Romain Grosjean, R8G Esports, 6 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Virtual Series 2022

Fresh off the back of Gold at the FIA Motorsport Games Esports Cup, James Baldwin will once again be driving for the manufacturer-backed AMG Team Petronas Esports team, with Bono Huis and Graham Carroll. 

Porsche is once again present with two LMPs run by Coanda, former rallycross winner and iRacing world champion Mitchell deJong and two-time Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup champion Joshua Rogers amongst its driver roster. 

In GTE, FIA F3 race winner Alexander Smolyar continues to compete, entering every round so far, teaming with Timotej Andonovski and Risto Kappet for R8G Esports. The trio won last time out at Monza. 

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Reigning category champions Team Redline BMW field Chris Lulham, Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito this time around. The Prodrive FYRA Esport combination, which finished second in the second round, is represented once again by Lasse Sørensen, Lasse Bak and Mikkel Gade. 

The championship aims to blend the quickest sim racing professionals across multiple platforms with real-world motorsport stars. There are five races this season, culminating with the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, 14th January 2023. 

Each pays points towards an overall crown in both LMP and GTE categories. Utilising the rFactor 2 simulation platform, dynamic weather, tyre wear, damage and fuel usage are all in use, alongside mandatory driver swaps. 

6 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Virtual Series 2022, R8G Esports vs Prodrive FYRA Esport

Each team has entered four drivers, at least one of which must be FIA-rated. The Pro driver must take part in at least one race on the run-up to the 24 Hour event, and thus Verstappen and Grosjean have selected Spa. 

The 6 Hours of Spa will be live on the Traxion.GG YouTube channel. Qualifying is from 6 pm GMT / 7 pm CET, Friday 4th November, while the race itself is on Saturday 5th November from 12.30 pm GMT / 1.30 pm CET. 

Le Mans Virtual Series 6 Hours of Spa LMP entry list

NoLMPCARDRIVER 1 DRIVER 2 DRIVER 3 
1Team RedlineOreca 07 LMP2Max Verstappen (PRO)Jeffrey RietveldMaximilian Benecke
2Team RedlineOreca 07 LMP2Luke Bennett*Michal SmidlDiogo Pinto
4Floyd Vanwall-BurstOreca 07 LMP2Bent Viscaal (PRO)Jernej SimončičJesper N. Pedersen
5Williams EsportsOreca 07 LMP2Martin Stefanko*Jack KeithleyPetar Brljak
8R8G ESPORTSOreca 07 LMP2Jiri TomanErhan JajovskiMarcell Csincsik
16Pescarolo Esport MonacoOreca 07 LMP2Darius AndreiRobert Paun*Martin Murguly
18R8G ESPORTSOreca 07 LMP2Romain Grosjean (PRO)Martin HemmingsenUlas Ozyildirim
20Porsche CoandaOreca 07 LMP2Zac CampbellTommy ØstgaardMitchell deJong
21SEM9.AxleOreca 07 LMP2Naquib AzlanMuhammad Aleef*Inigo Anton
22Rocket SimsportOreca 07 LMP2Alex Buncombe (PRO)Mika HakimiBorja Millan
23Porsche CoandaOreca 07 LMP2Joshua RogersMack BakkumMartin Krönke
28YAS HEAT VELOCEOreca 07 LMP2Isaac GillissenBalazs Remenyik*Marko Pejic
29Mexico Racing TeamOreca 07 LMP2Luis Díaz (PRO)Alberto GironellaManuel de Samaniego
36Alpine EsportsOreca 07 LMP2Collin SporkRory MacDuffTom Lartilleux
44ARC BratislavaOreca 07 LMP2Erik ViziJakub StofkoAndrej Marecak*
53AMG Team Williams EsportsOreca 07 LMP2Michael RomanidisNikodem WisniewskiJakub Brzezinski
62Brabham EsportsOreca 07 LMP2Devin BrauneJan von der HeydeArne Schoonvliet
63AMG Team Petronas EsportsOreca 07 LMP2James Baldwin (PRO)Bono HuisGraham Carroll
65Panis Racing TeamOreca 07 LMP2Yannick LapchinFlorian LebigreThibault Cazaubon
86GR Vector eSportOreca 07 LMP2Jan GranqvistJannick BockDaniel Brewer
100Arnage CompetitionOreca 07 LMP2Janos BracsokAdam PinczesJimmy Antunes
101GR Vector eSportOreca 07 LMP2Adam MaguireLiam de WaalMattia Crupi
444Nextview Vanwall-BurstOreca 07 LMP2Damian Skowron*Michi HoyerDawid Mroczek
966Team FordzillaOreca 07 LMP2Nuno PintoGianmarco FiduciAlessandro Ottaviani

Le Mans Virtual Series 6 Hours of Spa GTE entry list

No.GTE CARDRIVER 1 DRIVER 2 DRIVER 3 
10MAHLE Racing TeamBMW M8 GTEMichele D’AlessandroMuhammed PatelEros Masciulli
11Project 1 by Dörr EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTEMarc Gassner (PRO)Moritz LöhnerFlorian Hasse
25Inspeed RacingPorsche 911 RSR GTEXiayufei LiYanzhe LiYaocheng Quan
26SIM MaranelloFerrari 488 GTEKikko Galbiati (PRO)Christian MalgheraAndrea Terzi
51SF Velas Esports TeamFerrari 488 GTENicklas Nielsen (PRO)Kasper StoltzeChristian Michel
64Satellite RacingAston Martin Vantage GTEDavid Pittard (PRO)Henri SinikJimi Nisula
66SIMMSA EsportsFerrari 488 GTEGustas Grinbergas (PRO)Sebastian WunschPatrick Schindler
71BMW Team RedlineBMW M8 GTEChris LulhamKevin SiggyEnzo Bonito
77Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTEDayne WarrenCharlie CollinsPaschalis Gkergkis
88Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTEJoni TakanenKevin van DoorenOskar Biksrud
89BMW Team BS+COMPETITIONBMW M8 GTEAlen TerzicIbraheem KhanFerris Stanley
95Prodrive FYRA EsportAston Martin Vantage GTELasse Sørensen (PRO)Lasse BakMikkel Gade
99Oracle Red Bull RacingPorsche 911 RSR GTEYuri KasdorpAlex SiebelDennis Jordan
111P1 EsportPorsche 911 RSR GTEFrederik Schandorff (PRO)Turkka HäkkinenRasmus Busk
777D’station RacingAston Martin Vantage GTERemi DelormeMarc VeitToshiya Nojima
888R8G ESPORTSFerrari 488 GTEAlexander Smolyar (PRO)Timotej AndonovskiRisto Kappet
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