BMW 120 at Le Mans, BMW M8 GTE

Sim racing: Williams Esports wins the ‘BMW 120 at Le Mans’ with the BMW M8 GTE.

The two-hour ‘BMW 120 at Le Mans’ on iRacing enjoyed an exciting premiere when over 140 teams, and just short of 300 sim racers, from all over the world were in action at the wheel of virtual BMW M8 GTE. After 32 laps of racing, victory in the ‘Top Split’ race went to the Williams Esports team with drivers Laurin Heinrich and Alexander Voss.

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BMW 120 at Le Mans, BMW M8 GTE

The duo was rewarded with two BMW M Motorsport VIP tickets to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Their win came at the end of a thrilling battle with the VRS Coanda Simsport team and its two drivers Mitchell de Jong and Josh Rogers, who finished runners-up. BMW works drivers Philipp Eng and Nick Catsburg, who will compete for BMW Team MTEK in the real La Sarthe classic, also fought hard to achieve a top result under the name BMW Team CATENG. Eng, in the #25 BMW M8 GTE, fought his way up to 15th place by the halfway point of the race, having started from 43rd following an off-track penalty. Eng and Catsburg ultimately finished twelfth. The winning team in another race, selected at random, was also presented with a great prize; they each received a ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW GT2 from Fanatec.

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BMW 120 at Le Mans, BMW M8 GTE