The Legends Trophy: Every confirmed driver for The Race All-Star Esports Battle event

With the global coronavirus pandemic disrupting the racing calendar, fans and drivers have turned their attentions to virtual races. This weekend, The Race debuts a new event called the Legends Trophy following the success of the All-Star Esports Battle.

The Legends Trophy will see drivers aged 40 and over compete against one another.

The race will be conducted on the rFactor 2 racing platform and will act as a prelude to the All-Star Esports Battle.

There will be a qualifying period to determine the starting grid and drivers will be competing with identical car specifications.

The line-up will feature F1 champions, IndyCar champions, Le Mans 24 Hours winners and Grand Prix racers.

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The Legends Trophy is scheduled to get underway from 4pm GMT.

Fans can live stream the action via The Race’s YouTube channel.

Who is racing in the Legends Trophy?

Two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi was one of the first to join the event.

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“Simulators are extremely important because technically, they are so close to driving the real thing,” said Fittipaldi.

“You learn the track before you even arrive – where to brake, where to turn, even before arriving at any track in the world.

“And the feedback for the driver, the reaction, the reflex, the coordination, it’s a mental test and mental development for a young driver.

“I wish, in my time, we had simulators. My life would have been much easier!”

A full list of the confirmed drivers can be found below:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/aYw4h1p1bns

Emerson Fittipaldi – two-time F1 world champion

Helio Castroneves – three-time Indy 500 winner

Dario Franchitti – three-time Indy 500 winner

Juan Pablo Montoya – F1, IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA race winner

Johnny Herbert – F1 race winner

David Brabham – Le Mans winner

Jan Magnussen – multiple Le Mans class winner and IMSA champion

Paul Tracy – IndyCar champion

Gil de Ferran – Indy 500 winner and series champion

Tony Kanaan – Indy 500 winner and series champion

Bryan Herta – IndyCar race winner

Adrian Fernandez – IndyCar race winner

Oriol Servia – IndyCar race winner

Max Papis – ex-F1, IndyCar and sportscar driver

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