Why I’m Excited to Watch the Exhilarating Virtual Le Mans 2022?

The Winter season is especially boring for motorsport fans. Most series have come to a close and teams have taken to the off season. While their social media teams drip feed us stories that they can come up with. But sim racing has an answer. The Virtual Le Mans 2022. It starts on Saturday 15th Jan at 14:00. 

Who is Racing at the Virtual Le Mans

Many esports professionals will be racing the event, with this race being the 5th round of the event. But there are also some interesting additions.

Virtual Le Mans Max Verstappen

The first of which is the F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, fresh off his battle with Hamilton. He competes with pros of the virtual field. Will he be a Le Man champion as well. (I don’t think this will count towards the triple crown).

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – NOVEMBER 24: <> on November 24, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Naomi Baker – Gran Turismo/Gran Turismo via Getty Images)

The next big personality is Jimmy Broadbent. The driver that represents the motorsport world on YouTube. He has some real life experience as well. So it will be interesting to watch and see how he gets on.

The Track?

The track is the Circuit de la Sarthe. A very tricky track with the famous back straight which can max out most car’s top speed. The track has 38 turns with various different intensities. The current layout has been in place since 1923. It is located in Le Mans, France which gives the race it’s name.

Should you win its real life’s counterpart, you will have accomplished one of the Triple Crowns. The others being Indy 500 and the Monaco GP. The closest any active driver has come to getting the crown is Fernando Alonso. With Le Mans and Monaco under his belt.

One of its features is that the majority of the track is spent nearing full throttle, which creates a big risk for crashes.

Countdown Begins

I cannot wait to watch this today, wishing the best of luck to all the drivers and teams. Hopefully it’ll be drama free.