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Reigning F1, F2 and F3 champions headline 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2023 entry list

Reigning F1, F2 and F3 champions headline 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2023 entry

All 180 drivers are now confirmed across the LMP and GTE classes for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. 

When the clock strikes 2 pm CET on Saturday 14th January, 45 cars will start the day-long endurance race, and the line-up is a mix of FIA-graded motorsport competitors and some of the quickest professional esports drivers around.

F1, F2 and F3 champions

Current Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen will once again take to the grid, after his spellbinding qualifying performance last year. 2022 Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich will also return, and so will reigning Formula 3 champion Victor Martins. 

Verstappen will line up for Team Redline in the Le Mans Virtual Series championship-leading LMP alongside Luke Browning, last year’s winner Jeffrey Rietveld and Diogo Pinto. The new Aston Martin F1 Team development driver Drugovich will compete in the second Redline entry, #2, with IndyCar race winner Felix Rosenqvist, Luke Bennett and Chris Lulham. 

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2023 star drivers

Martins, meanwhile, is entered with the Alpine manufacturer team, car #37, and will be paired with F2 driver Olli Caldwell, Rory MacDuff and Patrik Sipos. 

Romain Grosjean and Tomas Enge are two former F1 drivers on the grid, the former driving for his eponymous R8G Esports squad, while the latter will be competing for ARC Bratislava with WTCR race-winner Maťo Homola, Andrej Marecak and Erik Vizi. 

Sim racing’s leading lights

2022 W Series vice-champion Beitske Visser will make her fourth appearance in the Le Mans Virtual Series, and this time will pair up with 2022 Praga Cup champion Jimmy Broadbent – FIA-graded this time. 

Meanwhile, Broadbent’s Praga teammate Gordie Mutch enters for Brabham Esports in the #62. 

2022 Autosport Esports Driver of the Year James Baldwin is also PRO-rated thanks to his sterling McLaren GT3 real-world exploits, and teams up with 2022 24 Hours of Spa winner Daniel Juncadella for AMG Team Petronas Esports. 

Top professional esports talent 

Alongside the F1 drivers, some of the world’s best sim racers are taking part – each team entering two FIA-graded drivers and two professional esports drivers. 

Current DTM Esports champion Kevin Siggy is in the #71 BMW Team Redline GTE car, three-time ADAC GT Masters Esports champion and real-world DTM Trophy driver Moritz Löhner lines up for Project 1 by Dörr Esports in the #11 Porsche while former Formula E: Accelerate race winner and World’s Fastest Gamer competitor Erhan Jajovski is in R8G Esport’s GTE Ferrari. 

1st Chicane Mulsanne

Double Porsche TAG Heuer eSports Supercup champion Joshua Rogers lines up in the #20 Porsche Coanda LMP alongside former real-world rallycross race winner and virtual rallycross world champion Mitchell deJong. 

Formula Pro Series champion Bono Huis will join the aforementioned Baldwin and Juncadella at AMG, while the second AMG entry, in partnership with Williams Esports, sees 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual winners Jakub Brzezinski and Nikodem Wisniewski work with Walkenhorst GT-driver Sami-Matti Trogen and current GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and ADAC GT Masters champion Raffaele Marciello. 

Manufacturer-backed teams 

2023 will see the first time Peugeot Sport will enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, under the Peugeot Esports moniker, dovetailing its World Endurance Championship Hypercar programme. 

Gustavo Menezes and Malthe Jakobsen are the two FIA-graded drivers, joined by sim racers Valentin Mandernach and Maxime Brient. 

Peugeot 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Porsche enters two cars in LMP with the Coanda esports team, with Alpine also with a two-pronged attack. Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team is also present, with real-world Ferrari driver and Sim Grid and Coach Dave Academy founder David Perel behind the wheel. 

BMW is backing two separate GTE entries, likewise AMG. Team Fordzilla also returns, alongside first-time entrants Brabham.

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2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual entry list LMP

#TEAMDRIVER 1DRIVER 2DRIVER 3DRIVER 4
1Team RedlineMax Verstappen (PRO)Luke Browning (PRO)Jeffrey RietveldDiogo Pinto
2Team RedlineFelipe Drugovich (PRO)Felix Rosenqvist (PRO)Luke BennettChris Lulham
4Floyd Vanwall-BurstFranco Colapinto (PRO)Bent Viscaal (PRO)Jesper N. PedersenJernej Simončič
5Williams EsportsAgustin Canapino (PRO)William Tregurtha (PRO)Jack KeithleyPetar Brljak
8R8G ESPORTSMathias Beche (PRO)Arthur Rougier (PRO)Jiri TomanMarcell Csincsik
16Pescarolo Esport MonacoRomain Boeckler (PRO)Thomas Imbourg (PRO)Darius AndreiRobert Paun
18R8G ESPORTSRomain Grosjean (PRO)Mathis Poulet (PRO)Martin HemmingsenUlas Ozyildirim
20Porsche CoandaAyhancan Güven (PRO)Laurin Heinrich (PRO)Mitchell deJongJoshua Rogers
21SEM9.AxleAlister Yoong (PRO)Arjun Maini (PRO)Naquib AzlanMuhammad Aleef
22Rocket SimsportAngus Fender (PRO)Rodrigo Pflucker (PRO)Mika HakimiBorja Millan
23Porsche CoandaBastian Buus (PRO)Morris Schuring (PRO)Mack BakkumDayne Warren
24Le Mans Virtual CupAndy Priaulx (PRO)Sebastian Priaulx (PRO)Shaun ArnoldZoltán Várkonyi
28YAS HEAT VELOCESandy Mitchell (PRO)Elias Seppanen (PRO)Marko PejicIsaac Gillissen
29Mexico Racing TeamLuis Díaz (PRO)Ricardo Sánchez (PRO)Alberto GironellaAdolfo Pérez
36Alpine EsportsSacha Lehmann (PRO)Leo Boulay (PRO)Collin SporkTom Lartilleux
37Alpine EsportsVictor Martins (PRO)Oliver Caldwell (PRO)Rory MacDuffPatrik Sipos
39Graff by ATRS eSportsVincent Capillaire (PRO)Georgios Karakoulas (PRO)Markus SøholmLyubov Ozeretskovskaya
44ARC BratislavaMatej Homola (PRO)Tomas Enge (PRO)Andrej MarecakErik Vizi
53AMG Team Williams EsportsSami-Matti Trogen (PRO)Agustin Canapino (PRO)Jakub BrzezinskiNikodem Wisniewski
62Brabham EsportsGordon Mutch (PRO)William Dendy (PRO)Arne SchoonvlietJan von der Heyde
63AMG Team Petronas EsportsJames Baldwin (PRO)Daniel Juncadella (PRO)Graham CarrollBono Huis
65Panis Racing TeamJob van Uitert (PRO)Pierre-Louis Chovet (PRO)Thibault CazaubonFlorian Lebigre
86GR eSportsGus Bowers (PRO)Mohan Ritson (PRO)Daniel BrewerJannick Bock
93Peugeot EsportsGustavo Menezes (PRO)Malthe Jakobsen (PRO)Elliott VayronMaxime Brient
100Arnage CompetitionYifei Ye (PRO)Emilien Carde (PRO)Jimmy AntunesAdam Pinczes
101GR eSportsAndre Castro (PRO)Alexandru Cascatau (PRO)Adam MaguireLiam de Waal
444Nextview Vanwall-BurstJosh Skelton (PRO)Jonny Edgar (PRO)Michi HoyerDawid Mroczek
966Team FordzillaRamon Piñeiro (PRO)Georgi Dimitrov (PRO)Gianmarco FiduciAlessandro Ottaviani

2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual entry list GTE

#TEAMCARDRIVER 1DRIVER 2DRIVER 3DRIVER 4
10MAHLE Racing TeamBMW M8 GTEBeitske Visser (PRO)Jimmy Broadbent (PRO)Michele D’AlessandroMuhammed Patel
11Project 1 by Dörr EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTEMarc Gassner (PRO)Norbert Kiss (PRO)Moritz LöhnerLeonard Krippner
25Inspeed RacingPorsche 911 RSR GTEWenlong Lu (PRO)Rafael Lobato (PRO)Xiayufei LiYanzhe Li
26SIM MaranelloFerrari 488 GTEKikko Galbiati (PRO)Lorenzo Patrese (PRO)Christian MalgheraAndrea Terzi
51SF Velas Esports TeamFerrari 488 GTEOliver Bearman (PRO)David Perel (PRO)Kasper StoltzeChristian Michel
64Satellite RacingAston Martin Vantage GTEDavid Pittard (PRO)Nello PastorinoJimi NisulaHenri Sinik
66SIMMSA EsportsFerrari 488 GTERamez Azzam (PRO)Gustas Grinbergas (PRO)Sebastian WunschPatrick Schindler
71BMW Team RedlineBMW M8 GTERudy van Buren (PRO)Lorenzo Colombo (PRO)Kevin SiggyEnzo Bonito
77Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTELoek Hartog (PRO)Jeferson Giassi (PRO)Charlie CollinsPaschalis Gkergkis
88Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSR GTERaoul Hyman (PRO)Alexander Tauscher (PRO)Bryn CollinsKevin van Dooren
89BMW Team BS+COMPETITIONBMW M8 GTEBruno Spengler (PRO)Phillippe Denes (PRO)Alen TerzicIbraheem Khan
95Prodrive FYRA EsportAston Martin Vantage GTELasse Sørensen (PRO)Andreas Jochimsen (PRO)Caique OliveiraLasse Bak
99Oracle Red Bull RacingPorsche 911 RSR GTEDennis Lind (PRO)Ayumu Iwasa (PRO)Dennis JordanYuri Kasdorp
111P1 EsportPorsche 911 RSR GTEFrederik Schandorff (PRO)Oliver Rasmussen (PRO)Turkka HäkkinenRasmus Busk
777D’station RacingAston Martin Vantage GTECharlie Fagg (PRO)Henrique Chaves (PRO)Remi DelormeMarc Veit
888R8G ESPORTSFerrari 488 GTEAlexander Smolyar (PRO)Scott Andrews (PRO)Timotej AndonovskiErhan Jajovski
889LOR JMX PhantomAston Martin Vantage GTEPresley Martono (PRO)Thanathip Tanalapanan (PRO)Andika Rama MaulanaFadhli Rachmat

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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