The field of teams for the 2021-22 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual increased to 50 total with some well-known entries on Wednesday (5th January). With only ten days until the big event, the series announced several new entries from the motorsports world that will compete alongside the existing 38 teams already entered.
In total, the grand finale will see all 50 teams, new and existing, split among the LMP and GTE classes to compete for both the victory and championship.
Adding their name to the list for the first time this season is the always potent forces at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports. A well known Formula 1 entity, it will have an entry in the LMP class to go to battle against real-world rivals such as Red Bull Racing Esports and Alpine Esports. The W Series, an all-female single-seater racing series, will field a GTE entry in the BMW M8.
Veloce Esports also joins the LMP battle, up against top squads such as Team Redline, Rocket Simsport and Rebellion GPX Esports. Mercedes-AMG, W Series and Veloce are only three of the 12 new teams that have been added to the team roster. Furthermore, the driver’s list for each team is expected to release on Friday 7th January.
Other big-name teams that will be included on this roster of teams includes Prodrive Esports, the company which is behind the development of the contemporary Aston Martin Racing machines.
Also joining the fray is Pescarolo Esports, that name of course representing French driver Henri Pescarolo, the man who competed in more 24 Hours of Le Mans races than anyone, winning it a total of four times. INSPEED RACING will be the first-ever Chinese team to take part in the event too.
In total, eight LMP teams and four GTE teams will fill the field for the conclusion to the 2021-22 Le Mans Virtual Series season. Entering the final fight, the No. 4 Floyd ByKolles-Burst Esports team leads the LMP standings and the No. 71 BMW Team Redline group has control of the GTE class.
Check out the full roster of teams below. New teams are marked with three stars next to their names (***). We’ll have more for you when it gets announced, including the final lineup of drivers entering the final endurance battle of the Le Mans Virtual Series season.
|1||Rebellion GPX Williams||Oreca LMP|
|2||Rocket Simsport||Oreca LMP|
|4||Floyd ByKolles-Burst||Oreca LMP|
|5||Williams Esports||Oreca LMP|
|8||R8G ESPORTS||Oreca LMP|
|10||MAHLE RACING TEAM||Oreca LMP|
|11||Red Bull Racing Esports||Oreca LMP|
|14||Race Clutch Alpine||Oreca LMP|
|15||Race Clutch Alpine||Oreca LMP|
|16||Pescarolo Esport***||Oreca LMP|
|18||R8G ESPORTS||Oreca LMP|
|21||Axle Sports||Oreca LMP|
|22||GPX Rebellion Williams||Oreca LMP|
|24||LMVS Guest Car***||Oreca LMP|
|28||Veloce Esports***||Oreca LMP|
|29||Mexico Racing Team***||Oreca LMP|
|30||Duqueine/PRiMA Esports***||Oreca LMP|
|31||Esports Team WRT||Oreca LMP|
|36||Alpine Esports***||Oreca LMP|
|39||GRAFF by ProSimu***||Oreca LMP|
|44||ARC Bratislava||Oreca LMP|
|49||YAS HEAT||Oreca LMP|
|65||Panis Racing||Oreca LMP|
|67||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports***||Oreca LMP|
|70||Realteam Hydrogen Redline||Oreca LMP|
|123||Team Redline||Oreca LMP|
|444||Alpha Ind. ByKolles-Burst||Oreca LMP|
|966||Team Fordzilla||Oreca LMP|
|25||Absolute Inspeed Racing***||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|45||W Series***||BMW M8 GTE|
|51||FDA Esports Team||Ferrari 488 GTE|
|55||BMW Team GB||BMW M8 GTE|
|56||Team Project 1 x BPM||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|57||Team Project 1 x BPM||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|61||Axle Sports||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|63||Satellite Racing***||Corvette C8.R|
|66||SIMMSA Esports||Ferrari 488 GTE|
|71||BMW Team Redline||BMW M8 GTE|
|77||Proton Competition||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|84||Prodrive Esports***||Aston Martin Vantage GTE|
|86||GR Wolves Racing||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|87||GR Wolves Racing||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|88||Proton Competition||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|89||BMW Team BS+COMPETITION||BMW M8 GTE|
|91||Porsche Esports Team||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|92||Porsche Esports Team||Porsche 911 RSR GTE|
|111||Red Bull Racing Esports||Corvette C8.R|
|777||D’Station Racing||Aston Martin Vantage GTE|
|888||TESLA R8G Esports||BMW M8 GTE|