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Axle Sports Announces Drivers For Le Mans Virtual Series
Following their success in the EERC European Endurance Championship 24-hour race in June, Axle Sports is all set to propel forward in the upcoming Le Mans Virtual series which is scheduled to start on the 25th of September.
Axle Sports, led by Alex Yoong, is honoured to be a part of such a prestigious sim racing event which is thought to be one of the biggest in the world. The team has been selected as one of only 31 teams to compete in the virtual race for the second season in a row. Alex would have fond memories of the worldâ€™s oldest active sports car endurance race as he won â€˜Rookie of the Yearâ€™ when he first competed in Le Mans back in 2006.
The newly re-named and expanded Le Mans Virtual Series will be a global, elite series made up of five rounds, and kicks off on 25 September 2021 with a 4-hour endurance race at Monza.
â€œIâ€™m really proud of what Axle Sports has achieved in esports in a really short time.
When we entered last year, we were new to rFactor2 and did not know what to expect.
But now, with a yearâ€™s experience under our belt, we have become a leading rFactor2 team in the region with multiple victories not just here but also in Europe.
Our aim is to win. Our aim is to show that we have the talent in Asia Pacific to take on the best teams in Europe and beat them.”
Axle Sports will be relying on one of the fastest sim racers in Malaysia, Naquib Azlan, who recently won his second eRacing GP Global Edition championship in May 2021.
â€œIâ€™m delighted to be a part of this team and I canâ€™t wait to share the stage with some of the best drivers in the world.â€
Naquib Azlan will be accompanied by Josh Purwien (Australia) and Team Flash driver, Muhammad Aleef (Singapore) who will drive Car #21 in the LMP Class, while Alister Yoong (Malaysia), Mikko Nassi (Singapore) and Inigo Anton (Philippines) will be competing in the GTE Class in Car #61.
The first four rounds, taking place between September and December, will be held strictly online, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual taking place as the climax of the premier endurance esports championship.
The finale will be a live, televised event within the 2022 Autosport International motorsport show in Birmingham, U.K. on 15 and 16 January 2022, with 50% of the entire US$250,000 prize fund available for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual standalone race.