At the GTE, the BMW Team Redline driver, led by Kevin Siggi, Rudy Van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo and Enzo Bonito, achieved glory.
The pilot n. 70 of the Realteam Hydrogen Red Line of Formula 2 Dragovich drives a group of 50 cars and 200 drivers at 14:00 CET on Saturday 15 January 2022.
In a fierce qualifying session the day before, his team-mate Rietveld took pole position. Max Verstappen ..
In GTE, it was Corvette’s Red Bull Racing Esports that took pole position after a glittering lap of the current AlphaTauri F1 Esports Scuderia. work of Sebastiano ..
Before the start of the race, GTE Pole Sitting n. 111, n. 56 Team Project 1 x Porsche BPM, n. 5 Williams Esports LMP were penalized with a 6 minute penalty in the pit lane for failing to defend the required number of “pros” was made. Rice fields. Classified driver.
Unfortunately, the entry of the BMW GTE of the # 31W series had hardware problems. Driven by Electric Hydrogen LMP H2G I retired before the start of the training lap.
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Dragovich completed the first two corners of the race with an advantage, but the pass to the ground was short-lived as Verstappen overtook Teller Rouge on the first lap.
From there they tried to make a difference, but from number four on the grid, the # 28 Veloce Esports car was driven by the British GT race winner. James Baldwin finished second in the open round. He was chasing the F1 world champion.
He set the tone for the open for 6 hours, Verstappen vs Baldwin, Red Line vs Velos.
Returning to the group, championship-leading explosive car Floyd Bycles number 4, Franco Colapinto of the WRT SIMTAGE Sports team, runs on the grass in a voice driven by Tom Dillman, prematurely finishing the race. A big accident happened. But luckily, they both managed to keep going.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas managed to return to the salt circuit, but unfortunately Dani Juncadera made a mistake in downshifting, overtaking the engine and the team was out in three hours.
Frustration also hit Erhan Jajovski with the # 8 R8G Esports Oreca. He is the stellar cast of the team this season named after Romain Grosjean. After contacting Marcel Shin Sik along the Strait of Mulsanne in a Williams No. 22, Jajofuksi got behind the wall, lost his rear wing and took a drive-thru penalty.
When the race entered in the evening, entrance no. 123 on the red line was comfortable after a period of Metronomics. VCO Pro SIMSERIES CHAMPION Maximilian Benesi.
After more than seven hours had passed and Verstappen grabbed the wheel again, he took an offensive line on the Ford Chicken curb.
The result was intense contact between the spin and the barrier, which caused the two wheels to collapse. Retirement was invited for the former race leader.
This made # 70 an endless advantage. In the dark, Formula E driver Roland stepped forward from Rietveld and Smile controlled the race at dawn.
Former BTCC driver Mike Epps once showed Smidl a great performance when Velos Esports got close to him and the race reached a distance in the middle, but eventually the # 1 car. 28 slowly backed off. However, I finished second only to the reigning champion. 1 GPXe sports car of the rebellion.
A drive-thru penalty for contact with another car in the pit lane on Sunday morning further fueled Velos’ hopes before running out of fuel with less than three hours on the clock to finish the team’s race prematurely. ,
The LMP class was particularly rife with incidents where Juan Pablo Montoya removed his rear wings towards the wall. After that, my son Sebastian snapped the nose of a Porsche GTE No. 77 in the middle of the night, he spun against the tire barrier and retired.
Also it was # 444 Alpha Ind that retired at night. ByKolles-Burst – I oversteered the car and made a big impact on the wall. Meanwhile, the inscriptions for # 44 ARC Bratislava and # 39 Graf by Prosimu were prematurely due to mechanical disease.
WTCR race winner Attila Tasi in the # 5 Williams Esports LMP ended the evening at the Porsche Curve after spinning on gravel and contacting the # 61 SEM9. Road gives thanks just before another accident.
GTE. game of chess
The GTE category wasn’t that intense. In the opening stage, British GT champion Corvette # 111 2021, in pole position, Dennis Lind slowly slipped past the leading group.
Porsche’s esports team had an advantage at the start, with sister number 91 number 92. # 71 BMW Team Redline M8 Ferrari Driver Academy 488 moved up from fourth to third.
In the end, they were the first four to play a cat and mouse strategy game 24 hours a day.
The # 71 BMW is capable of overtaking the Porsche by one lap from the opening round, which it has experienced in all the races in the series so far. It took seven hours for a relentless BMW to fall into Siggi’s hands and take the lead from IndyCar and NASCARXfinity drivers Sage Karam.
However, Porsche stayed close and seemed to be the fastest, if not the ideal strategy. Ferrari also traded podiums for the two Porsches on the night, depending not on the fight but on the length of the stint.
There was a close agreement between the four, but the BMW team was moving slowly but surely towards the red line.
Subsequently, the Porsche No. 92 was struck by a disaster at midnight with just over 14 hours of walking remaining. Tommy Ostgaard grabbed the wheel and Nico Varone of Panis Racing LMP n. 65 smashed the nose of the Porsche with a kart and threw the rivals of the GTE into handicap.
Due to the severe damage, only one Porsche supported by the manufacturer remained in the race.
It must be said that the GTE class generally showed the highest driving standards, but they were not the only ones to have encountered some problems in this class.
Initially, Porsche # 56, driven by Brit Car Race winner Jimmy Broadbent, was crushed by FIAWEC driver Bamberker entering second Mulsanne Chicken in the # 86 GR Wolf Racing 911.
After this, both cars collided twice on the road again. For his efforts, Barker received a drive-thru penalty for contact entering a corner and Broadvent received a drive-thru penalty for off-track contact.
# 86 retired after four hours due to an engine failure and the GR Wolf team ran live from the Molino Stadium football team.
Unfortunately for R8G Esports, its # 15 LMP and # 888 GTE entries hit the Porsche corner, the latter being driven by French F4 driver Elliot Byron and breaking through the barrier, but luckily. I have not retired.
Towards the end of the race, just over two hours to go, the Porsche # 77 Proton Competition began swapping positions with Ferrari for third place.
After all the races, Kevin Van Doren took to the track with official Ferrari GT driver Niklas Nielsen. The pair crossed second Mulsanne Chicken, then Indianapolis and then Arnej together.
A lap later, while racing in Indianapolis again, Nielsen slid into the barrier and was forced to make a pit stop to repair the damage. The proton is the third most obvious.
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After all, the first to cross the finish line after a difficult 24 hours was the realteam’s hydrogen red line with drivers Dragovich, Roland, Rietveld and Smile.
Number 1 finished second, a minute and a half behind the second win, but number 4 finished third, one lap behind, and lost the LMVS glory.
“It feels like last year’s redemption. It’s a great team performance in such a big event,” said Redline Team Director Etje Kerkhof.
“Now, 2022 is going really well like this. We had a great strategy, great engineers and teamwork. Today I feel like we’re not a better car. [With the GTE] but we made it.”
In GTE, the BMW team was clearly visible in the middle of the red line and Siggy, Rudy Van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo and Enzo Bonito shared the spoils. In fact, due to the malfunctioning of Van Buren’s shim equipment, the team was overcome with fear during the race. As a result, I went to Siggy’s house during the actual three hour ride to hop on Siggy’s SimRig and hit the required race mileage.
In the final round of the Le Mans Virtual Series, the prize pool was $ 250,000 and the winners of both classes took overall victory.
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“We can schedule next year for the third version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”