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WATCH: Le Mans Virtual Series Race 2, 4 Hours of Monza, LIVE

After a fantastic beginning to the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series at Bahrain three weeks ago, the 40 top teams in the Le Mans Virtual Series, each made up of three top level drivers, will return for Round Two, the 4 Hours of Monza, on Saturday (8th October 2022).

A total prize fund of US $250,000 is on the line for teams to grab their share of throughout the season.

Two classifications of cars, the LMP2 and the GTE quartet made up of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE, BMW M8 GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE and Porsche 911 RSR GTE, will compete simultaneously against the Oreca 07 LMP2 – the Prototype class, and the faster of the two classes.

Porsche Coanda, R8G Esports win Le Mans Virtual Series qualifying pole positions at Monza

Utilizing the rFactor 2 simulation platform by Studio 397 and Motorsport Games some of the top level talent that we will see in the second round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series include well-known real-world talent such as James Baldwin, Alexander Smolyar, Ayhancan Güven and Dylan Pereira.

We’ll also see the likes of some of the best esports drivers around a multitude of different simulations, those drivers including the pole sitter for the event, Mitchell deJong, as well as Diogo Pinto, Joshua Rogers and of course, defending champions Jeffrey Rietveld and Kevin Siggy.

The No. 20 Coanda Porsche entry will start on the LMP pole thanks to the heroics of deJong, while in the GTE field, the No. 888 R8G Esports Ferrari will start alongside the No. 51 SF Velas Esports Team, Smolyar taking the former to the top of the pylon.

Porsche Coanda, R8G Esports win Le Mans Virtual Series qualifying pole positions at Monza

The Le Mans Virtual Series 4 Hours of Monza will start on Saturday, 8th October at 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET.

There will be multiple ways to watch, but we hope you watch it with us here on the Traxion.GG YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. The 24 Heuers du Mans, FIA WEC and European Le Mans Series YouTube channels, plus on Facebook with the FIA WEC and the titular Le Mans Virtual will also have the event live.

TOP 10 STARTING LINEUP: LMP CLASS

POSCAR #TEAMDRIVERTIME
120Porsche CoandaMitchell deJong1:32.695
21Team RedlineMaximilian Benecke1:32.760
323Porsche CoandaJoshua Rogers1:32.778
42Team RedlineDiogo Pinto1:32.876
518R8G ESPORTSUlas Ozyildirim1:32.883
64Floyd Vanwall-BurstJernej Simončič1:32.889
763AMG Team Petronas EsportsJames Baldwin1:32.895
836Alpine EsportsTom Lartilleux1:32.941
9101GR Vector eSportMattia Crupi1:32.949
108R8G ESPORTSMarcell Csincsik1:32.976

TOP 10 STARTING LINEUP: GTE CLASS

POSCAR #TEAMCAR (GTE)DRIVERTIME
1888R8G ESPORTSFerrari 488Alexander Smolyar1:44.296
251SF Velas Esports TeamFerrari 488Jordy Zwiers1:44.363
371BMW Team RedlineBMW M8Kevin Siggy1:44.428
495Prodrive FYRA EsportAston Martin VantageLasse Sørensen1:44.472
589BMW Team BS+COMPETITIONBMW M8Ibraheem Khan1:44.477
666SIMMSA EsportsFerrari 488Patrick Schindler1:44.490
777Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSRCharlie Collins1:44.555
826SIM MaranelloFerrari 488Christian Malghera1:44.595
988Proton Coanda EsportsPorsche 911 RSRKevin van Dooren1:44.626
1064Satellite RacingAston Martin VantageJimi Nisula1:44.684

40 teams (24 LMP, 16 GTE) with three drivers each will take part in this second round of the series at Monza.

Le Mans Virtual Series 2022-23 Calendar 

  • Round 1 – 8 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain – 17th September 2022
  • Round 2 – 4 Hours of Monza, Italy – 8th October 2022
  • Round 3 – 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium – 5th November 5 2022
  • Round 4 – 500 Miles of Sebring, USA – 3rd December 2022
  • Round 5 – 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual – 14th-15th January 2023

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