Sim-Racing

Successful premiere for Sim racing event “BMW Driving Experience 120 at Road Atlanta”.

Two weeks before the final round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta, the famous circuit took centre stage virtually. Some of the best sim racers in the world competed at the “BMW Driving Experience 120 at Road Atlanta”.

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In total, 36 teams of two took to the track in the BMW M8 GTE for the two-hour race. They included BMW works drivers Nick Catsburg and Jesse Krohn, who gave a strong display as BMW Team KROCAT and were running tenth until shortly before the end of the race. However, Krohn was then relegated to 27th place following a penalty awarded for his part in a collision. “The standard of the sim racers is really extremely high,” said Krohn afterwards. “We really wanted to finish in the top ten. Although it did not quite work out for us in the end, I had a lot of fun.” Catsburg, who has already gained experience of sim racing events, said: “As always it was a fantastic event. Thank you very much to the BMW Driving Experience and iRacing for their commitment and, of course, congratulations to the race winners.”
 
Victory went to the #4 BMW M8 GTE, driven by Maximilian Benecke and Maximilian Wenig of Pure Racing Team Red. Benecke and Wenig were rewarded for their victory with a place on a racetrack training course run by the BMW Driving Experience. The BMW M4 GT4 Race Track Training Level 1 will give them the chance to experience the BMW M4 GT4 on the track. “Victory is obviously very special for us. We are both very much looking forward to the BMW M4 GT4,” said Benecke.

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