Luxsim24 eSports at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Luxsim24 eSports entered the iRacing 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. Team manager set the bar high in Qualifying by putting the team on pole for the start of the race by going over a second quicker than any other car!
The momentum continued into the race too; after 2 hours the team had opened up a 20 second gap and were leading the race. That was until we had some very bad fortune – our car was collected by a GTE car that had lost control coming through the final sector. The car was pulled into the pits which required 20 minutes worth of repairs!
Once the repairs were complete the car was back out on track but with a mamoth task ahead – we were sitting last and were 7 laps behind the leader. Our 5 drivers didn’t let this get them down and started the challenge of recovering lost places.
Through the night Billy Fletcher dominated the track by lapping faster than any other car during a 3 hour stint. This alongside Ben Creanor setting the fastest lap of the race, things were looking good.
Conor Robb brought the car home in 9th place by completing the final 3 hours of the race. We are very pleased with all 5 drivers for achieving the top 10 place in our first ever endurance race after the hurddles that challenged throughout. We cannot wait for the next one!
Drivers: Billy Fletcher, Ben Creanor, Conor Robb, Liam Browning, Steve Hannon