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Penultimate eNASCAR Heat Pro League Segment 2 round gears up

The penultimate race of Segment 2 in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season will take place Thursday evening at a virtual Iowa Speedway

Analysis: How the real-life racers performed in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

The inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual created plenty of interesting storylines, but which of the professional drivers made the best impression? JOSH SUTTILL crunched the numbers

Did the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual justify its biggest sim-race ever tag?

OPINION: The eagerly-awaited 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual was not without its problems and controversies, but firmly achieved its primary objective of entertaining action-starved fans and increasing anticipation for the real thing in September

Analysis: How an unlikely tie-up won sim racing's biggest race Plus

Analysis: How an unlikely tie-up won sim racing's biggest race

An unlikely partnership between LMP1 privateer Rebellion Racing and Williams Formula 1's successful sim racing team yielded victory in the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. Here's how it triumphed in the biggest sim race ever staged

Rebellion-Williams won Virtual Le Mans with 'extreme' fuel saving

Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz credited his team-mate Nikodem Wisniewski's 'extreme' fuel-saving as crucial to Rebellion Williams Esports' victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Williams F1 driver Russell wins final Virtual GP

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell dominated the final Virtual Grand Prix at Montreal to take his fourth successive victory in the series

Watch the Le Mans Virtual 24-hour race live on Autosport

The Le Mans Virtual 24-hour sim endurance race is taking place this weekend - featuring stars from online racing, the real-world World Endurance Championship, Formula 1, and many more

Le Mans 24 Virtual: #1 Rebellion repels late ByKolles charge for victory

The #1 Rebellion Williams Esports entry survived a late challenge from the sole ByKolles car to win the inaugural 24 Hours of the Le Mans Virtual

Norris/Verstappen rejoin Virtual Le Mans 24 after Hour 19 red flag

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual has restarted after a second red flag due to technical issues with the race servers halfway through the 19th hour

Le Mans Virtual Hour 16: Rebellion retains advantage, Porsche leads Corvette in GTE

Rebellion Williams Racing continued to preserve its 1-2 lead in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual's 16th hour, with Raffaele Marciello's #1 car remaining on top of the order

Le Mans Virtual Hour 12: Rebellion Williams 1-2 at half-distance, Verstappen/Norris out

Rebellion Williams Esports held a one-two at the halfway stage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, as Team Redline's Formula 1 all-star entry became the event's first retirement

Le Mans Virtual Hour 10: Verstappen crashes with technical problems, more woe for Leclerc

Team Redline's Max Verstappen crashed out of the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual as a result of suspected technical issues shortly before the 10-hour mark

Le Mans Virtual Hour 8: Veloce's Murphy holds narrow lead over Verstappen's Redline crew

Veloce Esports led the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual ahead of Max Verstappen's Team Redline entry after eight hours of the virtual endurance race

Le Mans Virtual resumes after red flag stoppage, Alonso/Barrichello car allowed back in

The Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual sim race has restarted following a red flag caused by a technical issue, with early retirees Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello allowed to resume

Le Mans Virtual: Alonso/Barrichello car retires, double F1 world champion explains issue

The Le Mans Virtual entry of former Formula 1 stars Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello has retired after what Alonso called "a combination between human error and a game glitch"

Le Mans Virtual: Alonso/Barrichello car recovering from early crash and stoppage

The FA/RB AllInSports Le Mans Virtual entry of former Formula 1 stars Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello is battling to recover after encountering several issues in the opening hours

Le Mans Virtual Hour 1: Van der Linde leads for E-Team WRT ahead of Veloce's Vandoorne

E-Team WRT driver Kelvin van der Linde led the Le Mans Virtual 24 Hours after the opening hour of racing ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne in the #16 Veloce Esports machine

The team behind Verstappen and Norris’ Le Mans Virtual charge

When Formula 1 racers Max Verstappen and Lando Norris team up to race in the inaugural Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, they will represent a sim racing giant that has dominated in the virtual world for almost two decades

10 things to prepare before a virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Following the postponement of the real-life Le Mans 24 Hours, a star-studded sim race will take place during what was supposed to be the original Le Mans weekend, with the action getting underway on Saturday

Esports News: ByKolles and Porsche on pole for 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

World Endurance Championship LMP1 outfit ByKolles will start the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual from pole position after its sim racer Jernej Simoncic set the fastest time in qualifying

Piquet Jr had given up on Esports before virtual Le Mans 24 Hours chance

Ex-Formula 1 driver and Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr says he had given up on Esports racing before being tempted back for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Esports News: Race of Champions opens up virtual event to all sim racers

Organisers of the Race of Champions have announced anyone across the globe will get the chance to qualify for the virtual edition of the competition

Visser, Kimilainen share spoils in W Series Esports opener

Beitske Visser won two of the three races in the first round of the W Series Esports League at a virtual Monza circuit

How real-life driver line-ups could surprise at a virtual Le Mans

Sim racers are expected to dominate in this weekend's virtual Le Mans 24 Hours contest, but two high-profile teams are putting faith in real-life driver line-ups. The challenge will be huge but could their experience spring a surprise?

How an all-star cast is preparing for a virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours was due to take place this weekend before the coronavirus pandemic postponed it, but the virtual 24-hour race taking place instead is set to provide a star-studded line-up and just as much action

How SAFEIS is changing the face of Esports

While 2020 has been a year that has fundamentally altered the status quo, it has also given us opportunities to adapt and look to the future across all sectors - and the world of motorsport is no different

How a top GT outfit is engineering a virtual Le Mans racer

Success in endurance racing relies heavily on team-work, and that's no less true in the virtual world than in real-life. As top GT outfit WRT is discovering ahead of this weekend's Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, the engineering challenges of sim competition are plentiful

BRDC Esports Interlagos: Mitchell narrowly beats Jones to win dramatic finale

Sandy Mitchell edged DTM rookie Ed Jones by 0.023 seconds to win the final round of the BRDC Esports Championship, which has raised almost £18,000 for the National Health Service

Vandoorne, Solberg confirmed for first Virtual Race of Champions

Mercedes Formula E driver Stoffel Vandoorne and rally legend Petter Solberg are among the first drivers announced to compete in the first Virtual Race of Champions later this month

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual - Who's driving, how can I watch and more

While the Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will still be a race on 13-14 June on the famous Sarthe circuit

Van Gisbergen wins Supercars Eseries despite late scare

Shane van Gisbergen is the inaugural Supercars All Stars Eseries champion despite a second-last lap scare in the finale at Bathurst

Wickens continues recovery with Virtual Le Mans Esports outing

Injured IndyCar driver Robert Wickens will continue his recovery by contesting the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual this weekend as a late replacement for W Series champion Jamie Chadwick

Esports News: "No issues" with losing FE Race at Home Challenge title after clash, says Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein says he has "no issues at all" with losing the Formula E Race at Home Challenge Esports title after a first-lap collision with championship rival Stoffel Vandoorne

Esports News: Drivers will treat Virtual Le Mans professionally, says Neveu

The chief of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans is confident drivers will treat the race like a professional event thanks to a strong rulebook and team emphasis

Esports News: Russell dominates Baku F1 Virtual GP, Leclerc has nightmare race

George Russell took his third successive Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix victory, while Charles Leclerc suffered a nightmare race which finally ended his run of podium finishes

Esports News: Vandoorne wins FE Race at Home Challenge title after Wehrlein clash

Stoffel Vandoorne claimed the Formula E Race at Home Challenge Esports championship title after he was involved in a first-lap collision that spun pre-event points leader Pascal Wehrlein

Esports News: Goodyear delves into Esports with Virtual Le Mans and WTCR

Goodyear is the latest major motorsport company to move into Esports competition, with involvement in the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA World Touring Car Cup

Top DJ The Avener to perform during 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Just as the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual won't be a typical edition of the famed endurance race, but will nevertheless entertain and excite fans around the world, Tristan Casara - aka The Avener - isn't your typical DJ/Producer and he's going to take entertainment to the next level during the weekend of 13-14 June with a very special, live virtual performance

SAFEIS announced as Le Mans 24 Virtual title sponsor

The Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) has been named as the title sponsor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in association with Motorsport Games

WEC News: Series CEO hopes Virtual LM24 will boost interest in real race

Gerard Neveu is optimistic next week's Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans will spark more interest from drivers outside of sportscar racing to enter the real-world race

Esports News: Chaotic action dominates latest eNASCAR Heat Pro League round

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League returned to action this week for some pack racing at Talladega Superspeedway in twin 40-lap races for the Playstation and Xbox gamers

Hoggard takes BRDC Esports title after dominant Suzuka victory

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Johnathan Hoggard dominated the penultimate round of the BRDC Esports Championship to seal the title with one round remaining

Watch live: BRDC Esports Championship at Suzuka

The fourth round of the BRDC Esports Championship will take place on Thursday evening at the virtual Suzuka circuit

F1 News: Perez, Gasly join penultimate Virtual GP grid

Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly will bolster the Formula 1 driver numbers to eight competing in the penultimate Virtual Grand Prix on Sunday

Esports News: Pit blunder costs van Gisbergen Supercars Eseries clean sweep

A misunderstanding about compulsory stops cost Shane van Gisbergen a shot at a Supercars Eseries clean sweep on the Michigan oval

Esports News: Van Gisbergen wins World RX Esports, Leclerc misses semi-finals

Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen won the opening round of the World RX Esports Invitational Series while Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc had a mixed virtual rallycross debut

Esports News: Lorenzo wins on Virtual GP debut at Silverstone

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo recovered from a lap one tangle to win on his Virtual GP debut at Silverstone

Esports News: Haas F1 reserve Deletraz takes maiden SRO GT victory

Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz has taken the SRO GT Esports championship lead after winning the penultimate round of the series at a virtual Catalunya circuit

Live: Watch Ferrari ace Leclerc's virtual WRX debut at Yas Marina

Watch live as Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc makes his virtual rallycross debut in the premiere of the World Rallycross Championship's Esports Invitational Series at the Yas Marina Circuit

Esports News: Vandoorne takes maiden FE Race at Home Challenge win

Stoffel Vandoorne took the championship lead of the Formula E Race at Home Challenge series after securing his maiden race win in the sim racing series

Watch Live: Latest FE Race at Home Challenge at a virtual Brooklyn

The sixth round of Formula E's Race at Home Challenge will take place at the virtual Brooklyn Street Circuit on Saturday

Esports News: WRX champion headlines Esports opener entry list

World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen will enter the first round in a new Esports Invitational Series for the discipline this weekend

Esports News: F1 tester, Indy 500 winner complete Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours roster

One-time IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan and Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi are among the lineup that completes the 50-car Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans grid

Leclerc and Giovinazzi to share Ferrari 488 GTE in Virtual Le Mans

Formula 1 duo Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi will share a GTE-spec Ferrari 488 in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello team-up for Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso and 11-time grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will compete together in June's Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Esports News: Hoggard claims BRDC Esports points lead with dominant Spa win

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Johnathan Hoggard took the points lead of the BRDC Esports Championship after winning the third round at Spa

Watch live: BRDC Esports Championship action from Spa

The third round of the BRDC Esports Championship will take place on Thursday evening atthe virtual Spa-Francorchamps circuit

F1 champion Button to make Le Mans 24 Hours return in virtual race

Formula 1 champion Jenson Button will make his Le Mans 24 Hours return in a virtual rFactor 2 endurance race next month

Montoya and Pagenaud lead Penske's Virtual Le Mans entry

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and 2016 IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud will race for Team Penske in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours race in June

Gasly, Vergne and Vandoorne to race in Virtual Le Mans with Veloce

Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly and Formula E's Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne will be among the drivers competing in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours race for Veloce Esports