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.
The #14 entry - which the ex-F1 drivers are sharing with sim racers Olli Pahkala and Jarl Teien - stopped out on track on the entry to the Mulsanne corner just before the end of the race's first hour-and-a-half after potentially running out of fuel with Alonso at the wheel.
The double F1 world champion had already dropped well out of contention for the leading positions after suffering extensive damage and serving a one-second penalty for contact between with the #94 Porsche driven by Simona de Silvestro.
The incident happened at Tertre Rouge on the 30-minute mark of the race, which is a collaboration between the World Endurance Championship, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and Motorsport Games.
The team was able to get the car going again but it is currently 19 laps down on new race leader - Mercedes Formula E driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
Vandoorne took the lead in the #16 Veloce Esports 2 from the #30 E-Team WRT being driven by Kelvin van der Linde - which had led at the end of the first hour - after van der Linde lost connection.
The real-world Audi factory driver was able to reconnect and rejoined the action down in 26th place.
As Vandoorne took the lead, the Max Verstappen/Lando Norris #20 Team Redline car ran second, with sim racer Atze Kerkhof at the wheel, while the #07 Toyota Gazoo Racing of Jose Maria Lopez sat third.
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