Review of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing in 2020 - Inaugural season full of highlights

Review of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing in 2020 - Inaugural season full of highlights

30.11.2020: The 2020 season was the first in which BMW Motorsport established sim racing as a standalone, equal pillar in its racing programme. The focus was on the BMW SIM 120 Cup and the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup as separate digital BMW one-make cups with a top-clas

The 2020 season was the first in which BMW Motorsport established sim racing as a standalone, equal pillar in its racing programme.


The focus was on the BMW SIM 120 Cup and the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup as separate digital BMW one-make cups with a top-class field, but BMW cars and BMW works drivers also enjoyed numerous successes at renowned sim racing events outside of these cups.


“Top teams, top drivers, and full starting grids. The response to the two BMW SIM cups that we set up in collaboration with iRacing and rFactor2 in our first year was massive,” said Rudolf Dittrich, Head of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing.

“The world’s best sim racers contested both one-make cups, and made for fantastic racing action. You can see just how seriously they took the competition by the impressive line-up for the finals at BMW SIM Live. We, along with the community, are looking forward to spectacular final races.”


BMW SIM 120 Cup.

In the BMW SIM 120 Cup on the simulation platform iRacing, more than 2,000 drivers from around the world contested the six races of the season at Daytona, Sebring, the Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Road Atlanta and Interlagos. The reward for each victory was 2,400 US dollars, while the second-placed team received 1,200 US dollars.



The drivers in third place shared 600 US dollars. In the finals, further cash prizes of more than 27,000 US dollars in total are at stake.


Teams that have qualified for BMW SIM Live:


Maximilian Benecke / Maximilian Wenig – Team Redline

Josh Rogers / Mitchell deJong – Coanda Simsport

Laurin Heinrich / Alexander Voß – BS+COMPETITION

Agustín Canapino / Sami-Matti Trogen – Williams Esports

Tuomas Tähtelä / Valtteri Alander – KOVA Esports

Sebastian Job / Graham Carroll – Red Bull Racing Esports


In the second BMW one-make cup, the best sim racers went head to head on the platform rFactor2 in the virtual BMW M2 CS Racing at the legendary Nürburgring.

Most of the races were on the Nordschleife, in a variety of conditions. Come sunshine, rain or darkness: only the real ‘Green Hell’ experts prevailed there. The best of them will now contest the finals at BMW SIM Live, where they will do battle for a total prize fund of 3,500 euros.


Drivers that have qualified for BMW SIM Live:


Michal Smidl – Varga Sim Racing

Risto Kappet – R8G Esports

Nikodem Wisniewski – Williams Esports

Erhan Jajovski – R8G Esports

Zbigniew Siara – Buttler-Pal Motorsport

Peyo Peev – HM Engineering

Jakub Brzezinski – Williams Esports

Yuri Kastorp – R8G Esports

Hany Alsabti – R8G Esports

Joonas Ravio – Zansho Simsport


Benedikt Torka- photos BMW


30.11.2020 / MaP

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