BMW 120 at Daytona: Thrilling season opener in BMW sim racing

BMW 120 at Daytona: Thrilling season opener in BMW sim racing

14.01.2020: The 2020 sim racing season kicked off for BMW Motorsport with the first BMW 120 event of the year at Daytona (USA). Overall, almost 600 drivers and 300 teams competed in the two-hour race

The 2020 sim racing season kicked off for BMW Motorsport with the first BMW 120 event of the year at Daytona (USA). Overall, almost 600 drivers and 300 teams competed in the two-hour race on the online platform iRacing in the BMW M8 GTE. After 70 laps, victory went to Redline GT, with drivers Maximilian Wenig and Maximilian Benecke (both GER).

Behind them in second place were their team-mates Jonas Wallmeier and Gianni Vecchio (both GER). The two Germans Laurin Heinrich and Alexander Voß of Williams Esports completed the podium. In total, the top three teams received a cash prize of 4,200 US dollars.

After the victory, Benecke said: “I would say that the year has got off to a great start for us. We’re new to the Redline team, which makes this result even better. Thanks go to BMW for hosting these events again in 2020. I’m really pleased with this race.”

Wenig said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better start to the new decade. I’m already really looking forward to attending the BMW end of season review in Munich. You can see how much passion they have for sim racing.” Benecke and Wenig won the ‘BMW 120 at Road Atlanta’ last year as well.

BMW works drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Nick Catsburg (NED) also competed in the BMW M8 GTE with BMW Team CATENG finishing in 13th place.


Ingo Lehbrink- photo BMW


14.01.2020 / MaP

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