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Norris, Verstappen Among First Batch Of Confirmed Virtual Le Mans Drivers

Porsche's four-car crew among those also revealed

The first flurry of drivers confirmed for next month’s Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours have been revealed, including two current Formula One stars, Lando Norris and Max Verstappen.

Norris (who has previous 24-hour race experience in LMP2, at Daytona) and Verstappen will race together with Team Redline in the LMP ranks alongside Atze Kerkhof and Greger Huttu.

Other teams to confirm their drivers include:

Panis Racing

United Autosports

ByKolles

WRT

Signatech Alpine:

And Porsche, which will field four factory cars in the GTE ranks as it intended to do in the real-life 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours with a mixture of pro and sim drivers.

André Lotterer, Neel Jani, Mitchell Dejong and Martti Pietilä will drive the #91. Jaxon Evans, Matt Campbell, Mack Bakkum and Jeremy Bouteloup will steer the #92. Nick Tandy, Ayhancan Güven, Josh Rogers and Tommy Ostgaard are due to share the #93. And Patrick Pilet, Simona de Silvestro, Martin Krönke and David Williams have been confirmed in the #94.

“Under the current circumstances, the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans offers an excellent opportunity to reach many fans around the world,” says Pascal Zurlinden, Director Factory Motorsport at Porsche.

“Le Mans is considered the most traditional long-distance race and the digital version can now attract a completely new target group to professional motor racing. I’m curious to see how the combination of works drivers and elite sim racers will work.”