Another 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual driver lineup has been revealed, featuring sim-racing and Youtube star Jimmy Broadbent and inaugural W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick for the Mahle Racing Team.
Needless to say, Jimmy Broadbent has become an icon on the sim-racing/Youtube platform over the past few years.
People can tune into live-streams, vlogs, and videos via his Youtube channel, where he is established as a content-creator.
His witty humour combined with his talent as a sim-racer, and his passion for motorsport, makes him one to watch out for in this team.
Broadbent has participated in countless endurance races on iRacing, driving in his 2016 Audi R18 Quattro LMP1 car.
A handful of examples of entries include the iRacing 12 Hours of Bathurst, Nurburgring 24H, 24 Hours of Le Mans and more.
He has attempted Le Mans multiple times on the iRacing platform, having won the race last year (in the third-split) alongside teammates Stephen Bailey, Adam Hodgkinson and Nate Lupson; he finish P2 in the edition (2018) before that.
Regardless of his appearances on iRacing, he has driven just as much on the rFactor 2 platform.
Examples include his participation in the 2017 VEC (Virtual Endurance Championship – rFactor 2) season, in events such as the Indy 1000, 8 Hours of Suzuka and 24 Hours of Le Mans (in 2017 and 2018).
In such events, especially Le Mans, the focal priority is on making it to the end before establishing any chance of winning.
As he competed in numerous VEC races, he got to grips with his favoured Nissan GTR-LM Nismo LMP1 prototype.
Jamie Chadwick has made esports appearances as an opponent on Codemaster’s GRID 2 game; this was implemented amongst her other FA Racing Esports teammates.
She will take part in W Series’ newly-announced Esports League, where all-18 drivers will battle it out on the iRacing motorsport simulation game across 10 tracks.
They will drive the Tatuus Formula Renault 2.0 that resembles similar performance characteristics to their Tutuus Formula 3 W Series cars.
A crew of four drivers will compete in the #67 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, in a class of 19 other GTEs:
- Jamie Chadwick (W Series champion, F3 Asian Championship)
- Ferdinand Habsburg (DTM driver for WRT / Audi Sport)
- Jimmy Broadbent (sim-racer and content creator)
- Kevin Rotting (sim-racer for Williams JIM Esports)