In the beginning, Erhan Jajovski for R8G Esports began on the LMP pole place, after a observe limits violation pushed Marcell Csincsik for GPX Revolt Esports all the way down to second. It was a lead that Jajovski held on to all via the primary half of the race, finishing his most seat time in a single session.
GPX Revolt Esports didn’t let R8G out of its sights, nevertheless, and because the second half of the race kicked into motion, Jajovski had handed over the main automobile to Gordon Mutch, with Jiri Toman taking on from Csincsik within the chasing #22. He wasn’t in that place for lengthy, making a profitable transfer for first at Hairpin Flip.
Subsequent to move Mutch was Michal Smidl within the Monza round-winning #70 Realteam Hydrogen Redline entry, this time over the bumps at Sundown Bend. This was after he’d battled with Michi Hoyer within the Alpha Industries ByKolles-Burst automobile for third, who was showcasing to the world his defensive experience – finally ceding in lapped visitors.
When the subsequent pitstops happened, DTM driver Daniel Juncadella took the reins from Smidl, and Mutch handed throughout to Isaac Worth – making a one-off look for R8G. Worth closed in on the #70 automobile, and retook second place with a decisive transfer into Flip Two.
2021 GT World Challenge Europe Esports Sprint Series champion James Baldwin was scything his manner via the sphere due to an aggressive tyre technique that meant switching tyres at every cease when everybody round was double-stinting. Fast, however shedding observe place was ill-advised and the YAS HEAT entry finally completed in seventh place.
With an hour left on the clock, 2020 Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie champion David Pittard led the race, however Worth had closed him down and snatched the lead, just for Wisniewski to overhaul each vehicles for first nearly instantly. The #1 Revolt GPX Esports automobile was forward for the primary time within the race.
Having slipped to 3rd, Pittard then discovered the barrier at Sundown Bend, shedding his rear wing and the possibility of a podium end.
In the meantime, Spa-Francorchamps pole position setter Jeffrey Rietveld was serving to the #70 regain observe place, taking fourth from Philippe Denes within the #10 MAHLE RACING TEAM entry after which third from Jernej Simončič, driving the #four Floyd ByKolles-Burst automobile.
The general race victory was sewn up, nevertheless, the exhausting work completed within the center part of the race for the #1 automobile, expertly balancing velocity and consumption. 2021 Tremendous TC2000 touring automobile champion Agustin Canapino and 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Digital winners Nikodem Wisniewski and Kuba Brzezinski had taken their first win within the new championship.
R8G Esports crossed the road in second, Isaac Worth placing in a notable drive as a last-minute stand-in, with Realteam Hydrogen Redline rounding out the rostrum. MAHLE RACING TEAM had its greatest race thus far, securing fifth behind Floyd ByKolles-Burst.
Drama befell the championship-leading #123 Group Redline entry, Bono Huis receiving a drivethrough penalty after making contact with the #888 Tesla R8G Esports BMW, however preventing again to sixth after a stirring drive by Felix Rosenqvist.
Within the GTE class, Kevin Siggy lead the pack within the #71 BMW Group Redline M8 after being quickest in qualifying, however was overhauled by Joshua Rogers within the #92 on the primary lap. Thus started a sport of cat and mouse between the fuel-saving BMW and the 2 Porsche Esports vehicles. A recurring theme all through the season up to now.
After starring within the early phases of the race with a charging Jordy Zwiers on the helm, quickly after the midway marker, the #51 Ferrari Driver Academy 488 was handed over to 2021 Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Drivers champion Nicklas Nielsen.
Sadly, he was tipped right into a spin by BMW Group GB driver Martin Stefanko at Hairpin Flip 83 laps into the race. Nielsen then made contact with the Panis Racing LMP, receiving a drivethrough penalty. Stefanko additionally acquired the identical forfeit for his half in a scruffy lap.
A subdued GTE race was largely dominated by the completely different methods of the Porsche and BMW groups, a transparent image of kind solely rising inside the ultimate minutes. On lap 126, Tommy Østgaard within the #92 Porsche served a drivethrough penalty for pitlane rushing, which means it was a straight combat to the top between the #71 BMW and #91 Porsche.
Ultimately, BMW Group Redline’s distinctive technique that enabled them to save lots of gas over and above even different BMWs prevailed. The #91 Porsche completed second, with 2021 British GT champion Dennis Lind crossing the road in third for Crimson Bull Racing Esports, solely to drop to seventh because of a time penalty – Nestor Garcia staying within the automobile for too lengthy.
The subsequent spherical would be the finale, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Digital, 15th January 2022.
LE MANS VIRTUAL SERIES, ROUND four SEBRING, LMP RESULTS
- #1 Revolt GPX Esports – Agustin Canapino, Nikodem Wisniewski, Kuba Brzezinski
- #eight R8G Esports – Gordon Mutch, Isaac Worth, Erhan Jajovski
- #70 Realteam Hydrogen Redline – Dani Juncadella, Jeffrey Rietveld, Michal Smidl
- #four Floyd ByKolles-Burst – Tom Dillmann, Jesper Pedersen, Jernej Simončič
- #10 MAHLE RACING TEAM – Philippe Denes, Michele D’Alessandro, Muhammed Patel
LE MANS VIRTUAL SERIES, ROUND four SEBRING, GTE RESULTS
- #71 BMW Group Redline – Rudy van Buren, Enzo Bonito, Kevin Siggy
- #91 Porsche Esports Group – Mitchell deJong, Laurin Heinrich, Mack Bakkum
- #88 Proton Competitors – Dylan Pereira, Charlie Collins, Dayne Warren
- #77 Proton Competitors – Loek Hartog, Kevin van Dooren, Jeremy Bouteloup
- #92 Porsche Esports Group – Ayhancan Güven, Joshua Rogers, Tommy Østgaard