Bahrain 8 Hours to begin the Le Mans Digital Sequence 2022
The 2022 season begins at a brand-new location for the annual Le Mans Digital Sequence. On September seventeenth, the racing will start on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit with an epic 8 Hour race starting earlier than sundown and ending beneath the desert floodlights.
As a preview to the season-opening Bahrain 8 Hours, a particular observe information has been created at the side of Digital Le Mans sequence companion LEGO® Technic™ that includes the beautiful new Ferrari Daytona SP3 alongside the Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”.
Operating on the rFactor 2 platform, two sportscar courses will once more take to the digital Bahrain observe to compete for honours within the opening endurance spherical. Racing for eight hours, drivers might be anticipated to finish an estimated 233 laps across the 3.36-mile (5.41km) format which is the equal to 783 miles (1,261km).
The Bahrain Worldwide Circuit is notoriously robust on tyres and brakes. The entry into Flip 1, Flip 4 and Flip 11 all require heavy braking from the three lengthy straights, the place vehicles such because the Ferrari 488 GTE, will attain speeds of 162.2mph (261km/h). These three braking areas additionally provide nice overtaking alternatives.
As well as, Bahrain is thought for its traction zones, the place drivers must handle their rear tyres to resist the highly effective acceleration from the gradual corners. Being cautious to not slide the automobile is crucial to managing tyre put on and never giving a rival a possibility to overhaul.
As one of the vital technical sequences on the lap, the net racers might be cautious of the difficult Flip 9 and 10 left-handers. Positioning the automobile by means of this off-camber part is essential to keep away from locking-up a tyre and operating extensive — and to make sure exit onto the again straight.
In whole there are 15 corners to grasp on the Sakhir circuit and with three lengthy straights, full throttle throughout the lap is estimated at 72 per cent. From an engineering perspective, vehicles will characteristic a 50/50 steadiness of downforce and drag to attain the very best compromise for this difficult desert observe.
This yr’s Le Mans Digital Sequence is larger than ever with a $250,000 prize fund and a brand new rule change that requires every group to enter one skilled driver in at the least one common spherical of the sequence. That’s along with operating two professional real-world drivers within the flagship season finale, the Digital Le Mans 24 Hours, on January 14-Fifteenth, 2023.
Final season’s spoils went to the Realteam Hydrogen Redline group headed by FIA Components 2 ace Felipe Drugovich with Components E driver Oliver Rowland accompanied by Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl.
In GTE, it was the BMW-backed Workforce Redline entry pushed by former World’s Quickest Gamer Rudy van Buren along with Lorenzo Colombo, Enzo Bonito and 2022 DTM Esports champion Kevin Siggy that took the 24 Hours and general titles.
The 2022 operating of the Le Mans Digital Sequence will as soon as once more be broadcast on the WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours and Traxion.GG on-line channels and is a partnership between Motorsport Video games and the Car Membership de l’Ouest (ACO) the organisers of the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours, that includes LEGO Technic as an official companion.