BMW Z4 GT3, MAHLE Racing Team

Sim Racing: BMW on the podium at virtual Spa-Francorchamps.

The real 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will take place at the end of October this year, and putting the clocks back that weekend means that it will be a 25-hour race. However, the sim racing schedule featured this classic race at the weekend. The iRacing 24h Spa-Francorchamps powered by VCO took place from Saturday to Sunday as part of the iRacing special events. The digital BMW Z4 GT3 secured a podium finish in a hard-fought race that delivered thrills right up to the final minutes as the MAHLE Racing Team claimed third position. 

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The #3 car was driven by the Williams Esports drivers Lasse Bak, Agustín Canapino and Arthur Lehouck. BMW works driver Bruno Spengler also appeared on the virtual ‘Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’. Together with Nils Koch, Alexander Voß and Kay Kaschube (both GER), he competed in the #089 BS+COMPETITION BMW Z4 GT3. After 24 turbulent hours of racing, the quartet crossed the finish line in sixth place and the second-best BMW team in the field. A total of four BMW Z4 GT3s made it into in the top ten. 30 out of 54 participating teams in the ‘top split’ were competing with a BMW.

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