Sim Racing Simulator

RACING GOES VIRTUAL:
BMW MOTORSPORT SIM RACING.

BMW Motorsport tops the fastest Esports in the world.

Racing goes virtual:<br>BMW Motorsport SIM Racing.BMW Motorsport tops the fastest Esports in the world.

Many fans of cars and racing long for the opportunity to drive a racing car on world-famous racetracks themselves. A safe and cheap option is virtual motorsport on a screen: sim racing. In sim racing, computer simulations on a PC or games console replicate realistic races and the physics of driving, traction, grip and tyre behaviour are simulated as precisely as possible. The only requirements are the right platform (the simulation software), the hardware (PC or console) and suitable peripheral equipment such as a steering wheel and pedals. So sim racing is much more than a simple game on the screen. It's certainly a legitimate training option for both amateurs and pros – and it is the arena for thrilling races with participants from around the world. The only requirements are the right platform (the simulation software), the hardware (PC or console) and suitable peripheral equipment such as a steering wheel and pedals. So sim racing is much more than a simple game on the screen. It's certainly a legitimate training option for both amateurs and pros – and it is the arena for thrilling races with participants from around the world.

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We identified sim racing as an exciting field of activity for us early on and established it as a permanent pillar in our motorsport programme.
Rudolf Dittrich, Head of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing
BMW SIM Live 2020

BMW MOTORSPORT SIM RACING 2020: INAUGURAL SEASON FULL OF HIGHLIGHTS.

In the 2020 season, 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. BMW SIM Live represented the grand finale and served up a show full of highlights. In the grand finals a total prize purse of over € 25,000 was up for grabs. The event also offered the opportunity to look back on the first season of the BMW Motorsport SIM Racing commitment, as well as looking ahead to the programme for the coming season, which is even bigger and better.

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BMW MOTORSPORT SIM RACING: STANDALONE AND EQUAL.

BMW Motorsport added sim racing to its racing programme as a standalone, equal pillar in 2020 and, in close collaboration with the rapidly growing sim racing community, helped raise the industry to an even more professional level. Working closely with the simulation platforms iRacing and rFactor 2, BMW Motorsport integrated racing cars such as the BMW M8 GTE, the BMW M4 GT4 and the BMW M2 CS Racing into the simulations as realistically as possible. 2021 sees the addition of the BMW M4 GT3 as a new car and Assetto Corsa Competizione as a new collaborative platform.

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BMW SIM Live Event 2020

BMW MOTORSPORT SIM ACADEMY.

With the construction of its own academy, sim racing is being given a physical home at BMW Motorsport. At the “Home of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing”, ambitious and inexperienced sim racers will be given the opportunity to call on the extensive range of training opportunities and motor racing expertise at BMW Motorsport. This begins with coaching from professional sim racers in the BMW Motorsport SIM Racing partner teams, and continues through to mental training courses. The training sessions are available streamed online and in person. The academy is currently being set up.

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2021 BMW SIM CUPS.

 

After their successful debut in the 2020 season, the BMW SIM Cups will offer an even greater diversity of race formats, available cars and sim platforms they are held on in 2021.

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BMW M8 GTE

BMW SIM GT Cup.

The best sim racers in the world can continue to compete in the BMW M8 GTE on the iRacing platform within the BMW SIM GT Cup. Over the course of the year, the BMW M4 GT3 will also be introduced. The virtual version of this car is currently being developed by iRacing at the same time as the real car is being developed.

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BMW M2 CS Racing on rFactor2.

BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup.

The BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup will offer spectacular racing again. However, it will no longer take place exclusively on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, but at various racetracks within the support programme for the GT Pro Series on rFactor 2.

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BMW Motorsport SIM Racing

BMW SIM Time Attack.

New to the programme is the BMW SIM Time Attack by Assetto Corsa Competizione. This sees drivers race against the clock with the BMW M4 GT4 in monthly competitions.

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PARTNERS.

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BMW BANK.

BMW Bank GmbH is one of the leading automobile banks in Germany with an affiliated company in France and with branches in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The products for business and private customers range from the financing, leasing and insurance of automobiles and motorcycles to customised asset management offerings. BMW Bank GmbH is part of BMW Group Financial Services. Virtually every second new BMW and MINI is financed or leased via BMW Group Financial Services. BMW Bank has been  Premium Partner of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing since 2020 and won the title with its team in the premiere season of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series (DNLS).

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BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup

BMW SIM M2 CS RACING CUP.

The BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup will be held on the simulation platform rFactor 2. The Esports racers will go head to head in the BMW M2 CS Racing. The winners of each race will qualify for the final at BMW SIM Live.
BMW SIM Time Attack

BMW SIM TIME ATTACK.

The BMW SIM Time Attack will be held on the simulation platform Assetto Corsa Competizione. The Esports racers will take each other on in the BMW M4 GT4. Each month, the competitor who sets the fastest lap time, at the wheel of the virtual BMW M4 GT4, qualifies for BMW SIM Live 2021.