The 2023 calendar year marked the Centenary race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, that race just concluding on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June. Le Mans is one of the biggest races in the world, taking place at the famed Circuit de la Sarthe in France, and now they’ve got over 100 years of racing in the history books.
With such an incredible history, it’s not uncommon to see this venue and event pop up in different forms of entertainment. In racing video games, there aren’t too many simulation titles that doesn’t have the track in some shape or form. iRacing, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Gran Turismo 7, and just recently, Forza Motorsport announced that it will be included when that releases later in 2023.
That’s great for all of us, especially for John Munro, our host through all of the Le Mans history lesson today. John’s unique method is to explain the race through racing on the various games and simulators that have the different eras, different tracks, and different racing machines that took to the course.
This is a combination of all parts of the previous video releases on the History of Le Mans. Our four-part series has been combined into one feature length film, presented above. If you’ve watched it before, you’ll know it’s worth watching again.
Grab a snack and tune in for the full story. Starting all the way back from the inaugural running of the event through today’s day and age, explained through video games, what more is there to ask for? Enjoy the feature and as always, keep it pinned.