The Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, which Max Verstappen is hoping to win, was red flagged due to a server issue.
The simulated version of the historic event, which first took place in 2020, has become a coveted race in the sim racing world, with Max Verstappen aiming for his first win at the event.
Verstappen secured the lead of the race at the start, before moving back down to second place prior to the technical error occurring.
The error is not unfamiliar to the racers, with previous events sometimes needing to be red flagged to solve technical issues.
The stoppage lasted around an hour, with organisers then confirming the details of the race restart, which included the resumption lap, and a plan to return to the wet weather that was affecting the event before the issue.
Verstappen, along with his Redline Racing teammates, remain in contention for the victory.
Update: Following a second red flag period, the organisers commented that the server problems were due to a suspected security breach.