Stoffel Vandoorne, at the wheel of the #16 Veloce Esports 2 ORECA, led going into the fourth hour of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, nearly four seconds ahead of the #33 2 Seasons Motorsport car, driven by Oliver Rowland, Rowland having staged a remarkable comeback after an early penalty.
The #13 Rebellion Williams Esports entry was third.
In GTE, Romain Grosjean’s #80 R8G Esports Team Corvette C7.R, led the GTE field sim racer Erhan Jajovski at the wheel and elss than half a second ahead of Tommy Ostgaard in the #93 Porsche Esports Team Porsche 911 RSR.
Atze Kerkhof, driving the #20 team redline entry, took the lead after the pit stops and immediately set the the fastest lap with a 3:25.812 on lap 41.
After 39 laps, Ostgarrd in the #93 Porsche Esports Team Porsche 911 RSR passed Erhan Jajovski in the #80 R8G Esports Team Corvette going into Mulsanne Corner and started to pull a small gap to Ostgaard.
By lap 50, Kerkhof in the #20 car had pulled out a lead of nearly 22 seconds over Tonk Poradsisz in the #16 Veloce Esports 2 car.
After three and a half hours of track action, the surprise of the race was the lack of pace of the Ferraris in GTE. The best placed entry from Maranello was the #51 AF Corse entry piloted by Nicklas Nielsen, David Perel, Kasper Stolze and Matteo Caruso was lapping over 2.5 seconds slower than the class-leading Porsche.
Approaching the five-hour mark, the race was red-flagged due to technical issues with the server.n
As the six-hour mark approached, Rory Macduff, sim racer at the wheel of the #33 2 Seas Motorsport entry, held a lead of less than a second ahead of the #20 Team Redline entry driven by Gregor Huttu in the car he shares with Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Atze Kerkhof. the #04 ByKolles – Burst Esport car was third, piloted by Jesper Pedersen.
In the GTE class, the #80 R8G Esports team retained the class lead, now driven by Mathias Beche with the #€93 Porsche second in class, Ayhancan Guven at the wheel.