The virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans continues to attract many of motorsport’s elite, with Formula One duo Max Verstappen and Lando Norris set to partner each other in the sole Redline LMP2 entry.
The rules of the race, which is slated to be staged on the original June 13-14 date of the real-life Le Mans, stipulates that each entry must run a minimum of two drivers with an international FIA license.
Verstappen and Norris are acclaimed sim-racers with both having tipped their toes into the waters of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries event.
As reported on Wednesday, Porsche drivers Jaxon Evans and Matt Campbell will be running in one of the German manufacturer’s four GTE entries.
Formula E points leader Antonio Felix da Costa has confirmed he will team with Chip Ganassi Racing’s and ex-electric open wheel racer Felix Rosenqvist in a virtual ORECA 07 LMP2.
Together they will share a car with celebrated sim-racers Rudy van Buren and Kevin Siggy.
Van Buren is most known as the victor of the World’s Fastest Gamer competition in 2017, earning himself a one-year deal with McLaren as the Woking outfit’s simulator driver.
The team will also field a second LMP2 machine with ex-Formula 1 journeyman and current World Endurance racer Will Stevens behind the wheel.
Other sportscar racers set to line up on the virtual grid include factory Mercedes star Raffaele Maricello, Mathias Beche and Bruno Senna.
Former Grand Prix winners Olivier Panis, Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella were among the first drivers announced earlier in the week.
The Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours will use the popular rFactor 2 game and is set to get underway from 1 am NZT June 14.