The first information of the day comes from FA / RB Allinsports, whose headliner will be nothing less than the reigning FIA World Endurance Champion and double Le Mans 24 Hours winner Fernando Alonso. Also a double Formula 1 World Champion, the Spaniard will be joined in this LMP team by another F1 legend, the Brazilian Rubens Barrichello. This duo will be associated with the virtual steering wheel of ORECA 07 n ° 14 with sim racers Olli Pahkala and Jarl Teien.
Toyota Gazoo Racing also unveiled the crews of its two LMP prototypes. With enviable experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López will drive the n ° 7 alongside the sim racer Maxime Brient. On n ° 8 Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kenta Yamashita will be joined by sim racing specialist Yuri Kasdorp.
The British manufacturer Aston Martin Racing also entered three cars in the very competitive GTE category. The # 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE will be driven by Nicki Thiim, Richard Westbrook, Lasse Sørensen and sim racer Manuel Biancolilla. Issue 97 will feature Alex Lynn, Charlie Eastwood, Harry Tincknell and sim racing specialist Tiziano Briono. No. 98 will be in the hands of a British trio with Darren Turner, Ross Gunn, Jonny Adam, joined by sim racer Giuseppe de Fuoc
Mahle Racing also introduced a crew of young stars this morning: the Austrian Ferdinand Habsburg will be associated with Jamie Chadwick, the first W Series titled driver. Renowned figure of sim racing, influencer and content creator Jimmy Broadbent will be alongside this duo, as will sim racer Kevin Rotting.
In addition, 2 Seas Motorsport confirmed its crew, with two professional drivers, the Bahrain Isa Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and the British Oliver Rowland. They will share ORECA # 33 with Rory Macduff and Devin Braune.
Finally FEED Racing, Jacques Villeneuve’s entity for virtual racing, has announced that Simon Pilate and Théo Pourchaire will be driving the # 99 Corvette C7.R (GTE category) with sim racers Axel Petit and Alexandre Vromant.
Stay connected … With more great news from the 24 Hours of Virtual Le Mans coming this afternoon!
INFORMATION: THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 19 AND 20, 2020