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Gran Turismo 7 a revelation in VR
DTM Esports winner set to miss out
Cosworth enters sim racing market
Story of McLaren's latest champion
Redline wins Le Mans Virtual

We’ve been hands-on with both the PSVR2 and the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 update – and we can safely say this is the best console virtual reality experience to date, setting an example for other developers to follow.

The winner of the 2022 DTM Esports championship earned a full real-world season in DTM Trophy. But, thanks to the dissolution of the ITR, this drive now looks to have been rescinded.

Motorsport and road car engineering giant Cosworth has unveiled its CCW MkII Pro Sim steering wheel, based on the same design and construction as its real-world models.

Felipe Drugovich, Felix Rosenqvist, Luke Bennett and Chris Lulham have won the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual for Team Redline. In GTE, Alexander Smolyar, Scott Andrews, Timotej Andonovski and Erhan Jajovski won for R8G Esport.

Watch: 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Race live
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Watch: 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Race live

Watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the esports finale to the ever-entertaining Le Mans Virtual Series, which takes place this weekend at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Peugeot Sport “excited” to compete in 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Peugeot Sport will be competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual for the first time ever this weekend, which also marks the three-time real-world event winner's outright debut in sim racing.

Porsche Coanda and R8G take 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual pole positions

Porsche Coanda will start first and second on the grid for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, with R8G Esports heading the GTE category.

Watch Qualifying Now – 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual
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Watch Qualifying Now – 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Watch qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the esports finale to the ever-entertaining Le Mans Virtual Series, which takes place this weekend on January 14 and 15, 2023.

Jimmy Broadbent: 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual “puts sim racing in the shop window”

Jimmy Broadbent is the internet's preeminent racing game content creator. He's set to compete in his third 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, but this time as an FIA-graded driver, the first time an entrant has gone from sim to pro.

Why the Brabham legacy has entered the sim racing arena

David Brabham reflects on his journey in racing, including the real-world victories and what it means to carry his family's legacy into Esports ahead of the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

Why Beitske Visser takes sim racing so seriously

Multiple W Series race winner and 24 Hours of Le Mans competitor Beitske Visser has an extra feature in her bow – regularly competing in professional-level racing Esports competitions to stay sharp.

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual to be broadcast digitally around the world

The finale of this year’s Le Mans Virtual Series is to be broadcast on January 14 and 15, 2023.

$250,000 up for grabs at the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

The final round of this season’s Le Mans Virtual Series will conclude with the most famous race of them all — the Le Mans 24 Hours. Taking place across the weekend of 14-15 January 2023, the round-the-clock endurance classic will pitch the world’s best online racers against each other as an incredible $250,000 prize fund is up for grabs.

Motorsport.com's favourite fictional racing tracks

Everybody has their view when it comes to debating the world's best racing circuits, and the same applies when it comes to the virtual sphere. Motorsport.com contributors pick out their favourites.

24 Hours Of Le Mans Virtual continues to attract champions from around the world for the Final Round of the 2022-23 Season

F1, F2 and F3 champions lead star-studded entry list. More nations than ever represented in Le Mans Virtual Series flagship event. Best of the best sim racers race on entry list for 24-hour glory.

How two sim racers won a national motorsport championship

Against the odds, sim racing content creator Jimmy Broadbent, and motorsport competitor turned Esports professional Gordie Mutch, won the 2022 Praga Cup. Here's how they pulled it off.

Why Williams F1’s other racing team is one of the busiest in motorsport

As one of the most famous names in Formula 1, Williams has never been afraid of taking on challenges outside of grand prix racing. 

Why Gran Turismo’s World Series is an esports pioneer

The resumption of in-person events showcased the potential of the Gran Turismo World Series esports series and how, in many respects, it's an industry leader.

TK9 E-SPeeD crowned 2022 World eX Champions

TK9 E-SPeeD from Denmark are the 2022 World eX Champions.

Porsche Coanda dominates Le Mans Virtual 500 Miles of Sebring

It was a Porsche Coanda one-two at the 500 Miles of Sebring, with Max Verstappen and James Baldwin fighting for third. Team Redline beat an inspired SIM Maranello for its second GTE win of the season.

How an unlikely tie-up won sim racing's biggest prize

An unlikely partnership between World Endurance Championship LMP1 privateers Rebellion Racing and Williams Formula 1's highly-successful sim racing team yielded victory in the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. Here's how it triumphed in the biggest sim race ever staged

How seriously should Esports be taken? Prime

How seriously should Esports be taken?

As interest in Esports has increased during the coronavirus lockdown, the lines have become blurred between what's real and what's virtual - especially when some high-profile participants seem to be playing for laughs, says Luke Smith

Why Abt's deception left Audi with no choice Prime

Why Abt's deception left Audi with no choice

Daniel Abt's suspension by the Audi Formula E team - and possible loss of his drive - for fielding a ringer in an Esports event could be considered an overreaction. But in a wider context, his employers had little other alternative

How Leclerc is embracing his new mission Prime

How Leclerc is embracing his new mission

The emergence of Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc as a Twitch streaming star has been one of the pleasant surprises of lockdown so far. He says it is giving fans a greater insight into his nature, but that's not his primary purpose