Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans (iRacing)
|Location||Le Mans, Pays de la Loire|
24 Heures du Mans
Composed entirely of public roads near the French city of Le Mans, the Circuit de la Sarthe of the 1920s was 10.7 miles (17.2 km) long. A triangular loop that ran into Le Mans itself was eliminated in 1932 by a bypass that reduced the track to 8.3 miles (13.4 km) in length and formed the basis for the track's modern 8.4 miles (13.6 km) configuration.
Although the Circuit de la Sarthe still incorporates public roads, the track has been modified over the years in the interests of safety, never moreso than when the pit straightaway was widened following a horrific accident in 1955 that claimed the lives of 83 people. Subsequently, a purpose-built section of high speed curves (Porsche Curves) and increasingly tight chicanes (Ford Chicanes) was created during the early 1970s to slow cars as they approached the pits. In 1987 another chicane was added on the approach to the first turn (Dunlop Curve) and, three years later, a pair of medium speed chicanes were added to what was once the 3.7 mile long Mulsanne Straightaway.
Evolutionary changes notwithstanding, the essential nature Circuit de la Sarthe remains unchanged: it is a supreme test of race cars and race drivers, with long straights where low drag is paramount, the superfast Porsche Curves which place a premium on downforce, highly technical, twisty chicanes and tight corners at the end of high speed sections to test a car's brakes . . . and a driver's ability to use them.
In its glorious history, the Circuit de la Sarthe has witnessed countless epic battles among legendary drivers with names like Nuvolari, Fangio, Moss, Gendebien, Hill, Amon, McLaren, Gurney, Foyt, Pescarolo, Ickx, Bell, McNish and Kristensen and the world's leading automakers from the Bentleys of the 1920s to the streamlined Bugattis and Alfa Romeos of the '30s. Following World War II, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari waged titanic battles at Le Mans, before the epic Ford v Ferrari showdowns of the mid-'60s and the Porsche v Ferrari classics of the '70s featuring the fearsomely iconic Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s.
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup
|Round||Pole position||Race||Fastest lap||Race Winner||Broadcast|
|2020||Joshua K Rogers||Sprint||Joshua K Rogers||Mitchell deJong||DirectForce Pro|
|Main||Mitchell deJong||Joshua K Rogers||Virtual Racing School|
|2021||Joshua K Rogers||Sprint||Kevin Ellis Jr||Joshua K Rogers||Virtual Racing School|
|Main||Salva Talens||Joshua K Rogers||Virtual Racing School|
|2022||Sebastian Job||Sprint||Julien Soenen||Kevin Ellis Jr||Apex Racing Team|
|Main||Kevin Ellis Jr||Sebastian Job||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports|