MIAMI, FL – January 14, 2022 – A host of major broadcasters, including: Motorcycle trend in the US and Eurosport across Europe and Asia, this weekend will air the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Series eRacing Finale Event on January 15-16, 2022, bringing the exciting combined world of motorsports and esports to millions of homes around the world. This marks the pinnacle of this year’s series, made possible by a joint venture between Motorsports Games (NASDAQ: MSGM) and the Western Automobile Club (ACO).
A special TV program on this unique two-day event will be produced live from Paris and will feature an expert commentary team consisting of FIA World Endurance Championship chief commentator Martin Haven, esports experts Chris McCarthy and Lewis McGlade, motorsport commentator Ben Constanduros, plus pit lane reporter Hayley Edmonds. Also in the studio will be current WEC competitor, 2020 Le Mans Virtual driver and FIA F2 and F3 commentator Alex Brundle to keep an eye on a driver.
The 200 eRacing drivers – representing 39 different nationalities – driving the 50 cars (4 drivers in each car every 24 hours) will be stationed in 28 different countries. This is fully reflected in the digital interest of broadcasters worldwide.
Eurosport will see the full 2-day eRace event live in its European regions on Eurosport player, and worldwide coverage is enabled Motorsport.tv. The full 24 hours will also be broadcast on OTT channels in Europe L’Equipe Live In France, Sports 10 (paid TV), RTBF Auvio (OTT) in Belgium, and viaplay in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Sports 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, a special 44-minute program will be broadcast on free-to-air TV on Sunday evening with a potential reach of 72 million viewers.
Motorcycle trend will cover the entire eRace live in North America on its OTT service, while star+ will feature the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual eRacing Finals event in Latin America plus Brazil. SuperSport DStv will be recording the broadcast live on its dedicated motorsports channel across Africa, extending its coverage to five continents around the world.
finally, the ACO and FIA WEC’s official social media channels will show all the action live from start to finish, as does the official Le Mans Virtual Series website (www.lemansvirtual.com). The broadcast starts at 07:30 EST (13:30 CET/12:30 GMT) and the famous French national flag will be dropped for the start of the biggest endurance esports event of the year on 8:00 AM EST (14:00 CET/13:00 GMT).
More information, including press releases, visuals, official poster and a presentation, can be found HERE. All information about the event can also be found at www.lemansvirtual.com.
About Le Mans Virtual Series
Le Mans Virtual Series is a global, elite esports series made up of five rounds that brings together the top teams from endurance racing and sim racing to compete on some of the world’s most famous tracks. Internationally FIA-licensed real-life drivers team up with leading esports protagonists to beat endurance classics for a total prize pool of US$250,000, culminating in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, which will take place entirely online. The Le Mans Virtual Series is a joint venture between the leading racing games developer, publishers and esports ecosystem providers of official motorsport racing series around the world, Motorsport Games, and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) – the creator and organizer of the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). www.lemansvirtual.com
- Round 1: 4 Hours of Monza, Italy – September 25, 2021 – Online Only
- Round 2: 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium – October 16, 2021 – Online Only
- Round 3: 8 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany – November 13, 2021 – Online Only
- Round 4: 6 Hours of Sebring, USA – December 18, 2021 – Online Only
- Round 5: Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans – January 15/16, 2022 – Online Only
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Motorsport Games, a Motorsport Network company, combines innovative and engaging video games with exciting esports competitions and content for racing fans and gamers around the world. The company is the officially licensed developer and publisher of video games for iconic motorsport racing series, including NASCAR, INDYCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship (“BTCC”), for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports partner of choice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, among others. For more information about Motorsport Games, visit www.motorsportgames.com.
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