Grand Prix Explorer: the race of French youtubers in Le Mans breaks the record for simultaneous views on Twitch

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-09 19:40:02

The Le Mans circuit was known until now to be the playground of professional drivers. But since this Saturday, October 8, French youtubers and steamers have also taken their marks there.

Credit: Squeeziz Gaming / YouTube

And the least we can say is that for a first, they really did things big. Indeed, nearly 40,000 people were also present in the stands of the Bugatti circuit to watch the race which pitted French Internet stars like squeeze , event organizer, Gotaga, Seb, Lebouseuh, Prime and many more.

For the occasion, the budding drivers registered for the competition called 'Grand Prix Explorer', competed at the wheel of Formula 4. If the stands were packed, the fans also responded behind their screens. The race, broadcast on Squeezie's Twitch channel (about 17 million subscribers on YouTube), managed to bring together more than a million people simultaneously, a record in France for the platform.

Credit: Squeezie / Twitch

A record audience

“The first edition of GP Explorer, a race that brought together 22 digital content creators on the Bugatti circuit, was won by Sylvain Vilebrequin. This event brought together nearly 40,000 spectators. A world first widely followed on Twitch. Squeezie's channel has recorded a record audience with more than one million viewers, a historic record in France » said the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), an organization that manages events on the prestigious Sarthe circuit.

After competing in free practice and qualifying on Saturday morning, the 15-lap race, in which 22 drivers were entered, was won by Sylvain Vilebrequin, alias 'Vilebrequin' on YouTube, where nearly 2 million people follow him for these videos. on cars. Squeezie, meanwhile, finished in fifth place in the standings.