24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual wins top industry award
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24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual wins top industry award

The hugely-successful 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, which brought together the elite of motor racing and sim racing for 24 hours of non-stop competition last summer, has won another award.

At the recent Sports Technology Awards, the leading global celebration of technology-led innovation across the international sports sector, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual won the “Best use of Esports by a sports brand.” 

Held annually as a competition to highlight outstanding advances in the industry, the Sports Technology Awards are judged by over 50 leading influencers from the world of sport and technology. 

This award is added to the Autosport Pioneering and Innovation Award, Leaders Sports Award for Live Experience and VCO Simmy Award for Best Event received in 2020.  In addition, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual was shortlisted for the European Sponsorship Awards in the Esports category.

Dmitry Kozko, CEO, Motorsport Games: “To receive this award from the STA is very rewarding for everyone involved, and a real acknowledgment of the professionalism, enthusiasm and expertise of all those who worked on the program from the ACO, FIA WEC and Motorsport Games. We are very proud of what we achieved together, breaking new technological ground for an event of this size and quality.”

Gérard Neveu, CEO of the Le Mans Virtual Series: “This award is further recognition of the amazing event and the huge collaborative effort from everyone involved in it.  To be recognised by the industry  at this level and to receive this Sports Technology Award is very impressive and it gives us added motivation to continue!  The Le Mans Virtual Series will be back soon…” 

About 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

A joint venture between the ACO, FIA WEC and Motorsport Games, last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual brought together 200 drivers from 37 different countries on 170 simulators worldwide for an event which received worldwide acclaim.  Record TV and digital viewership of more than 60 million, and a star-studded entry list which included a quarter of the current F1 field, former F1 champions, IndyCar champions, Le Mans champions plus championship-winning sim racers: it was a huge and unqualified success. 

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