The ACO have announced that French-American former basketball player and virtual racing fan Tony Parker will officially start the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday. 

Selected six times for NBA All-Star games, the four-time NBA champion and French team captain showed his passion for the 24 Hours of Le Mans while visiting the event in 2019 and, both during his career and today in everyday life, personifies the true meaning of ‘champion’. 

As someone who has played all over the world, and who is well known for his community spirit and philanthropy, Parker is the perfect personality to fulfil this role.

Contrary to rumours we are assured that he was not chosen just because “Tony Parker, he’s your starter” rhymes nicely 😉