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Peugeot Sport will enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Peugeot 9X8 built to Le Mans Hypercar to be driven in 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual this January

With the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual just around the corner in January, Peugeot Sport has announced their participation in the event via social media.

We sure love a good tease. Especially when it comes to one of the most storied car manufacturers indicating they will be racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual this January.

Peugeot Sport intrigued many when they posted on social media a simple phrase: Hey @ 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’ll see you a bit sooner than expected this year…😉

The subtle teaser accompanied by a sleek look at the Peugeot 9X8, built to Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) rules, was shared on Instagram and Twitter on 5th December, gaining a significant amount of hype from esports fans around the globe.

Peugeot has participated in the real-world 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1992, 1992 and 2009. It will return again in 2023 sporting its impressive 2.6-litre twin turbo V6 engine and an electric motor in its hybrid drivetrain.

#93 Peugeot TotalEnergies Peugeot 9X8 - Hybrid Hypercar of Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen, Jean-Eric Vergne - Bahrain, WEC, 2022
#93 Peugeot TotalEnergies Peugeot 9X8 – Hybrid Hypercar of Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen, Jean-Eric Vergne – Bahrain, WEC, 2022 – Motorsport Images

This past season, the Peugeot 9X8 has entered several FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) rounds as public tests ahead of the full 2023 WEC campaign, which also happens to include the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As for the virtual side of things, Peugeot Sport will enter the LMP class with the French car company’s branded livery on the identical Oreca chassis shared by the competition.

Marc Gene/Alex Wurz/David Brabham, No.9 Peugeot 908 HDi winning 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans
Marc Gene/Alex Wurz/David Brabham, No.9 Peugeot 908 HDi winning 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans – Motorsport Images

No driver line-up or further details have been revealed at this time.

With the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual just 38 days away, the anticipation is building for what will no doubt be a masterclass production featuring the best in professional sim and real racing.

CEO of the LMVS, Gérard Neveu, says to expect “creative and innovative surprises” at this season’s final event on 14th January to 15th January 2023.

There’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes, too. So, be sure to keep it pinned on the Traxion.GG YouTube channel for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual and more!

Full disclosure – Traxion.GG is part of Motorsport Games and the Motorsport Games family of brands. All Traxion.GG content is editorially removed from Motorsport Games video game development and created by a dedicated team. Traxion.GG is one of the official media partners of the Le Mans Virtual Series.

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