The highest on-line sim-racers will face one of many hardest checks in all of motorsport after they compete on the 12.94-miles and 154 corners that make up the difficult Nordschleife.
As a preview to spherical three of the web championship on thirteenth November, a observe information to eight Hours of Nürburgring has been created along with LEGO® Technic™ – the Official Engineering Associate to the Le Mans Digital Sequence, that includes the attractive “AF Corse #51” Ferrari 488 GTE.
The observe structure for this on-line contest commences with the Nürburgring Grand Prix loop, earlier than racers flip left after the chicane on the again straight and head onto the well-known Nordschleife course. After the opening sequence of bends, automobiles such because the LM GTE Ferrari 488 will attain speeds of almost 170mph earlier than cresting the forehead on the tremendous quick Flugplatz.
Because the drivers head into the difficult corners by way of the Adenauer forest, they’ll quickly emerge on the iconic Karussell, the notoriously powerful hairpin that incorporates a change in observe floor and the place racers must hug the apex of the long-radius, banked left-hander.
On the return loop again to the pits, there are the sequence of high-speed bends, the place even the smallest of errors can be instantly punished. Racers must watch out to not run broad at Brunnchen and should guarantee their line is ideal by way of the S-bends named after the previous F1 and sportscar ace Stefan Bellof.
Lastly, the lengthy again straight will reward these drivers who’ve sacrificed downforce for much less drag, to make sure most speeds on the finish of the 12.94-mile lap. The Nordschleife is taken into account to be one of many biggest checks for a driver and over the course of eight hours, opponents will lap the German circuit roughly 153 instances, with the quickest lap for an LM GTE machine anticipated to be six minutes and 40 seconds.
The opening spherical of the Le Mans Digital Sequence started with the 4 Hours of Monza in September, which was received by Realteam Hydrogen Redline. Spherical two in Spa final month was clinched by Staff Redline after 172 laps of racing throughout six hours. The BMW Staff Redline outfit additionally claimed GTE honours, which had gone to the Porsche Esports Staff at Monza.
In complete there are 5 occasions within the newly revised sequence culminating in an thrilling stay, televised grand finale on the 2022 Autosport International Present, that includes a $250,000 prize pot.
Watch the Nürburgring race LIVE on lemansvirtual.com or on Twitch, Fb and YouTube, courtesy of Traxion.gg. Spherical three of the Le Mans Digital Sequence – the 8 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife – will get underway this coming Saturday (thirteenth November). The revamped on-line competitors makes use of the rFactor 2 simulation platform, providing an genuine sim-racing expertise and incorporates a area of LMP2 and GTE machines with a mixture of FIA international-licence and sim drivers.
The 2021 Le Mans Digital Sequence is a three way partnership with Motorsport Games and the Vehicle Membership de l’Ouest (ACO), the organisers of the world well-known Le Mans 24 Hours and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and options LEGO® Technic™ because the Official Engineering Associate of the sequence.