DTM Esports Championship

BMW teams celebrate two sim racing title wins within just a few hours.

On Tuesday evening, two popular sim racing race series ended with title wins for BMW teams. In the DTM Esports Championship, the team of BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde was victorious at the grand finale. Williams Esports driver Moritz Löhner also won the driver’s title at the wheel of the virtual BMW M4 DTM. Just a few hours later, the BMW Bank team was crowned overall winner of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO. Fourth place in the virtual BMW Z4 GT3 at the season finale was enough for BMW works driver Bruno Spengler and Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube of BS+COMPETITION to maintain first place in the overall standings.

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DTM Esports Championship.

In four race events over the past few weeks, teams made up of professional racing drivers and top sim racers did battle for the DTM Esports Champion title on the platform Raceroom. BMW Motorsport was represented by the active DTM drivers Lucas Auer, Timo Glock and Sheldon van der Linde, who were captains of their Esports teams in addition to contesting their usual races in the DTM.

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At the grand finale on Tuesday evening it was ‘Team Sheldon van der Linde’ that emerged victorious. The primary reason for their success was Williams Esports driver Moritz Löhner, who won two of the last three races, which saw him being awarded double points, in the virtual BMW M4 DTM. His team-mate Tim Jarschel also finished on the podium twice, contributing valuable points. The fourth driver alongside van der Linde, who was regularly one of the top pro racing drivers in the field, was Leonard Krippner.
 
But the evening’s big winner was Löhner, who thanks to his victories won the driver’s championship in addition to the team championship. His prize is a test drive in a GT4 car from the DTM Trophy. All of ‘Team Sheldon van der Linde’ will be invited to a multi-day workshop at Formula Medicine and a test in the professional simulator.

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Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO.

With the ninth race of the season, the inaugural season of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO hosted on the sim racing platform iRacing drew to a close on Tuesday evening. Fourth place in the BMW Z4 GT3 was enough for the BMW Bank team with drivers Bruno Spengler, Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube to clinch the overall win. The trio brought home three wins on the virtual Nürburgring-Nordschleife during the course of the season. The BMW Junior Team with Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen also made regular appearances in the BMW Z4 GT3. During the course of the season, in addition to the BMW Z4 GT3, the virtual BMW M4 GT4 was also available in the SP10 class.

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