The entry list is out for the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours next month, which will see a mixture of teams and drivers race for 24 Hours on rFactor 2 over the weekend (13-14 June) which was originally slated to host the real-life event.
The list (created by a Selection Committee) features 50 cars, 30 of them LMP2 ORECA 07 chassis. Several current FIA WEC teams have signed up for the race including prototype teams Toyota Gazoo Racing, Rebellion Racing (which has partnered with Williams and will enter four cars), Jota Sport, Signatech and ByKolles as well as GT entries from Aston Martin Racing, Ferrari and Porsche.
As for the IMSA sportscar teams, Corvette Racing, which will miss Le Mans in September, has signed up, as has Penske which races ORECA-based Acuras in the WeatherTech DPi class.
As well as a large selection of pro sportscar drivers, sim racers will also be on the grid as part of entries from Redline, Veloce, Williams Esports and Zansho.
Interestingly, there is a reserve list for the race, which includes notable names such as Team LNT (a current full-season WEC entrant) IMSA privateer GTE team Risi Competizione (which will race at Le Mans in September) and ELMS regulars Duqueine, G-Drive, GRAFF and Kessel Racing.
The organisers received over 85 requests in the days between the launch of the event and the publication of the entry list.
A live TV programme around the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will be broadcast around the world, to supplement all usual gaming channels and social media networks, and more details on this element will be revealed soon.