Porsche Esports have peeled the covers off the virtual 911 RSR that antipodean duo Jaxon Evans and Matt Campbell will compete this weekend’s virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans event in.
This weekend would have seen the 88th running of the twice-around-the-clock classic staged at the hallowed Circuit de la Sarthe.
However, the global Covid-19 pandemic compelled organisers to postpone the event to September, meaning the usual June slot was available for the inaugural virtual Le Mans.
Evans is one of two kiwis set to contest the race, with Toyota’s Brendon Hartley confirmed as a part of a four-man line-up in the LMP2 class.
The rules of the event stipulate a minimum of two real-life drivers and a maximum of two professional sim-racers may take part in the race.
Evans and Campbell will team with sim-racing duo Mack Bakkum & Jeremy Bouteloup, both of whom compete for Porsche in the Esports Supercup competition.
The #92 will sport a contrasting colour scheme with a ‘1970’ graphic donned over the roof and bonnet in homage to the German manufacturer’s first overall win at Le Mans 50 years ago.
Each driver must compete for a minimum of four hours but no longer than seven hours in total, and teams will be able to bring their own set-ups for the event.
The race will be run of the popular rFactor 2 software with a myriad of Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E and GT stars set to join the 50-strong grid.
The race is scheduled to get underway from 1 am NZT Sunday, June 14 and will be live-streamed via Motorsport.tv.