Le Mans to Run a Virtual 24-Hour Race in Place of the Real Thing

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Shofast

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    Reminds me of the horror i dealt with on GT 4.
     
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    Wonder if Eurosport will podcast this, because they actually the only free, and public source here to watch the race, and channel actually holds up this race for many years. If so, I'm in, as usual.

    Decided for myself, I will do everything in every year to watch my two 24 favorite races. Big hopes there is a way and news on Nürburgring E-evernt!
     
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    I hope I can watch this. It sounds like fun.
     
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    All participants should be locked into their gamer rigs for the full duration n the last one to pit in their pants wins
     
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    I am super excited for this!!!
     
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    rFactor 2 is not the most visually appealing to watch a 24h long race, Imo, but I'm very curious to see it. I usually follow though Eurosport as well and I hope they broadcast the event.

    2020 has been a great year for sim racing and eSports so far. We'll, except live events.
     
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    You have just brought up some terrible memories. I was 22 hours into it over a 2 day period, when the power went out.
     
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    I just it'll be fun to watch a PC crash, or the contenders lagging.

    I think they have enough time to work on the track visually for this event, its just one track the foliage shouldn't be difficult to replace assuming the game engine can handle the additional detail.
     
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    ...noooo, server crash is better...
     
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    I'm surprised this isn't going ahead without spectators like other live sports (football in europe).

    Maybe Lemans isn't getting as much broadcast revenue as those other sports
     
  12. Touring Mars

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    Participant list:

    https://t.co/3el9HKTWey?amp=1

    Some notable names and pairings in there...

    Max Verstappen and Lando Norris
    Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani
    Charles LeClerc and Antonio Giovinazzi
    Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello
    Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley
    Jean-Eric Vergne and Pierre Gasly
    Olivier Panis and Aurelien Panis
    Jenson Button
    Stoffel Vandoorne
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Kamui Kobayashi
    Bruno Senna
    Giancarlo Fisichella
     
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    So given what's happened with NASCAR and Formula E's online events, I can't help but wonder if we should we be expecting some weird controversy that ultimately costs someone their job. It seems to be A Thing That Happens™ whenever you get something like this going.
     
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    Well, Nelson Piquet Jr is there too...