BMW M8 GTE, BMW SIM 120 CUP

BMW SIM 120 Cup: KOVA triumphs at Road Atlanta.

On Sunday, the virtual Road Atlanta circuit hosted race five of the BMW SIM 120 Cup – and a Finnish duo claimed its maiden victory with the BMW M8 GTE: Tuomas Tähtelä and Valtteri Alander took their first win in the BMW SIM 120 Cup with their KOVA team. In doing so, they also qualified for the BMW SIM LIVE Event on 5thDecember 2020 in Munich. Tähtelä had secured pole position with a time of 1:14.581 minutes and then managed to pull several seconds clear of the field during his first stint. Alander then defended the lead through to the end of the race, crossing the finish line 7.143 seconds ahead of the second-placed Coanda Simsport team, with drivers Dayne Warren and Tommy Østgaard. MSi eSports drivers Salva Talens and Alejandro Sánchez finished third.

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BMW M8 GTE, BMW SIM 120 CUP

“My pole lap was good, but I was a little surprised to go fastest,” said Tähtelä. “However, that gave me the opportunity to open a lead after the start. That obviously helped.” Alander said: “Tuomas did an unbelievable job. I didn’t think we would make it to Munich. But we have. It will be a great experience. I’d like to thank the whole team.”
 
With one race remaining – on 8th November 2020 at Interlagos – the following drivers have qualified for the BMW SIM 120 Cup Finale at BMW Welt: Maximilian Benecke, Maximilian Wenig, Joshua Rogers, Mitchell deJong, Alexander Voß, Laurin Heinrich, Agustín Canapino, and Sami-Matti Trogen, as well as Tähtelä and Alander.

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