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24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual: Rebellion Williams wins over ByKolles Burst Esports

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The final couple of hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual had drivers bring their cars home to conclude an extensive running at a virtual Circuit de La Sarthe.

Louis Deletraz took over the #1 Rebellion Williams after the sim-racers drove the car through the night.

Jernej Simoncic took over the #4 ByKolles in pursuit of the Rebellions, having closed the gap to P2 down to 20 seconds.

Another intense LMP battle for P9 was between the #7 IDEC Sport Racing and #23 Team Rocket Zansho.

The #67 Mahle Racing of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE car collided at the Porsche Curves in the hands of Jimmy Broadbent, having acclaimed only 30 minutes of sleep after his stints during the night.

A GTE battle for 16th broke out between the #52 AF Corse of Charles Leclerc and the #56 Team Project 1 of Dany Gisuisa. Eventually, the Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR got passed.

Another battle in GTE was between the #80 Dempsey-Proton Racing (Loek Hartog) and the #64 Corvette Racing of Alen, whilst the leading Porsche leads by over a lap.

The other #63 Corvette found itself past the #71 AF Corse as they also battled along the Mulsanne.

An intense variety of on-track and fuel strategy battles broke out, especially between the #4 ByKolles (Simoncic) and the #13 Rebellion as they battled but needed to optimise their strategy to make it to the end.

With only 20 minutes left and counting down, the #4 ByKolles of Simoncic fought hard to pass the #13 Rebellion piloted by Romanidis. The top three were covered by 25 seconds for most of the final two hours.

The #1 Rebellion Williams Esports brought home the win in LMP after optimising their pace against the timer (not to perform an extra lap), and #93 Porsche Esports claimed both the pole position and the win in the GTE.

Le Mans 24H Virtual – Provisional Classification after 24H
Position Team Gap
LMP LAP 371
1 #1 Rebellion Williams Esports
2 #4 ByKolles-Burst Esport + 17.781
3 #13 Rebellion Williams Esports + 22.984
4 #33 2 Seas Motorsport + 1 Lap
5 #24 Veloce Esports 1 + 4.657
6 #3 Rebellion Williams Esports Team + 28.032
7 #31 Panis Racing Triple A + 2 Laps
8 #46 TDS E Motul Racing + 1:04.094
9 #23 Team Rocket Zansho + 1:12.297
10 #17 IDEC Sport Racing Team + 1:14.914
GTE LAP 339
1 #93 Porsche Esports Team
2 #95 Aston Martin Racing + 1 Lap
3 #80 R8G Esports Team + 1:15.930
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