Le Mans Esports Series event a popular draw in Birmingham
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Le Mans Esports Series event a popular draw in Birmingham

With 1,554 players testing their mettle on the simulators over the four days of the Autosport International Show, the Le Mans Esports Series was a hive of activity.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Esport competition drew amateur players, top gamers, pro drivers, motorsport professionals and those just curious to see how they stacked up. The event was a remarkable success!

The Le Mans Esports Series championship held its fourth qualifying round reserved for the Europe/Middle East/Africa zone. Ten online qualifying players as well as two on-site qualifying spectators were invited to compete.

Tobin Leigh, one of the best Forza Motorsport drivers in the world, and factory Aston Martin Racing driver Ross Gunn made it into the final. They clocked the two fastest times out of an initial 1,500 players. Their respective experience levels came in handy against certain skilful spectators who were looking for an upset! 

Since the beginning of the Le Mans Esports Series at Silverstone, more than 3,500 players across the globe have tried their chances on Forza Motorsport 7 to make it to the finale scheduled this June during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The popularity of the Le Mans Esports Series stand in Birmingham is a reflection of the never-ending excitement surrounding endurance racing and virtual competitions. 

At the end of the two-hour race (86 laps) at the virtual Brands Hatch circuit (because the players had already competed on the Silverstone track in September), Shaun Arnold won the day but, as he had already qualified, Tobin Leigh in second place received an invitation to the finale during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

To find out more about who won and who claimed a place in the final, go to https://www.lemansesports.com