Verstappen, Norris team up for virtual Le Mans 24

Date published: May 27 2020

Lando Norris gets the same buzz from sim racing as he does with real racing.

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will form part of Team Redline’s driver line-up for the virtual Le Mans 24 Hour race on June 13-14.

The iconic race was unfortunately postponed due to the global health crisis and has been rescheduled for September 19-20, but a virtual event is taking place on the original date to help give the drivers and fans some form of racing fix.

Verstappen and Norris are both avid virtual racers but have not crossed paths too much on track during the lockdown period.

Both have been wildcard entries in the virtual Supercars rounds but on different weeks, while Verstappen will not go anywhere near the Virtual Grand Prix series. Instead, he has been racing almost exclusively on the iRacing platform.

They did race against each other in the “Real Racers Never Quit” championship back in March, but now they will join forces to tackle the greatest endurance race in the world.

The duo will take it in turns racing in an ORECA 07 LMP2 car and will be part of a four-driver squad that also includes veteran sim racers Greger Huttu and Atze Kerkhof.

There are 50 team entries in place for the virtual Le Mans 24 Hour race, with Team Penske, Toyota Gazoo Racing and Rebellion amongst them.

Each entry will run a minimum of two professional drivers with FIA international licenses and a maximum of two sim racers.

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