Rev It Up Racing eSports Team

The Agony of 2nd – 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

After 23 Hours of racing, 22 seconds split Car A of the Rev It Up Racing eSports Team from the leaders at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. After solid driving by the all-Australian squad of Corey Ott, Clint Smith & Jackson Freer, the task of closing the gap was on the shoulders of Jeremiah Morton.

Lap after lap Morton closed the gap, and when both cars had made their final Pit Stops, there was just 1 second between 1st & 2nd, with 25 Minutes remaining! Morton made a move for the lead and started to build a small gap, before the smallest of mistakes would prove costly. A ‘slow down’ penalty coming onto the Mulsanne Straight allowed the #20 car to retake the lead, triggering a close battle into the following corners. Braking late and sliding across the apex, Morton was just tagged by the #20 car as it went back past. It seemed the battle would continue into the final 10 minutes, but the slightest of touches caused damage to the rear wing, and Morton was no longer able to stay in the fight. The Rev It Up Racing eSports Team car A came home in 2nd place, 7 seconds shy of a dream Le Mans victory.

“I’m sorry guys,” a despondent Morton explained to his team mates, “I made a mistake, ran too deep and then they (Car #20) came through and [there was] contact to my rear, then I had no grip because of rear damage.”

Despite eventually losing the race in the heat of battle, the entire team performed extremely well to be in with a chance during the final laps, and proved once again that they are one of the strongest teams in the LMP2 class.


Meanwhile, Car B #002 brought their HPD home with a rock solid Top 10 finish, after a challenging 24 Hours of racing! A few incidents – some at fault and some caused by others, forced a little more time spent in the Pit Lane than ideal. However, the squad of Jack Godden, Sean Grimmond, Christopher Norton, Sam Doecke & Kristofer Foster produced a strong, committed & hard fought race to secure a Top 10 result.


This race concludes a fantastic Season 2 of 2019 for the team, taking a two week break before returning for an exciting full season of Endurance Racing!

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