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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    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
     
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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...
     
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    Get ready everybody, he's about to say something fascistic/stupid.
     
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    And Pagenaud...

    Joking apart, that's a pretty stacked field in terms of both real world and sim racers. Should be good!
     
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    So what snacks is everyone getting stacked up on, for this one :confused:
    Kobayashi FTW :cheers:
     
  19. GregDrou

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    Lando's PC has high chances of crashing

    And Felipe Massa
     
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    Visually it's OK from my point of view, it's just that it'll take them the entire 24 hours just to load the track.
     
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    This seems to be the case on F1 2019, a game he dislikes, make of that what you will

    Rf2 is more comparable to Iracing so his connection should be more reliable.

    Max and Norris (and their teammates) are my bets for the win. (Why no Lmp1?).
     
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    It's not his PC, it's his internet connection. Whenever I go back to the UK I'm utterly shocked at how far behind the UK is in terms of internet connectivity.
     
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    Time for Porsche to own it virtually this year:). Didn't expected that huge list from this even, just amazing!
     
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    Does this mean we'll get crashgate 2020?
     
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    Hey is Jimmy Broadbent participating?

    EDIT: Oh, I found him! Mahle Racing Team. In an Aston.
    EDIT2: Oh, together with Jamie Chadwick! Wow, that's a team I already sympathize with. The underdogs who just have to win the GTE class!

    EDIT3: Does anyone know what this greyed-out-color means … does that mean Jimmy isn't confirmed yet or something?

    Hey Jimmy B, i you're reading this: Great stuff! I recently saw your first IRL Nordschleife Lap video and also the Indy win. Hope you guys win the GTE class.
    :) :tup:
     
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    Greyed out boxes probably mean sim racers. White is irl drivers
     
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    Probably one for the Brits only, but that famous-driver-intro sequence reminded me so much of this:

     
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    Every thing looks great and smooth. Hope no one will go in rage, and perform stupid stuff. Fernando, eh, disaster:). Porsche 'course number one!
     
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    I never realized how good this could look. How come most series have been using iRacing instead of RF2?
     
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