“We identified sim racing as an exciting field of activity for us early on and established it as a permanent pillar in our motorsport programme. The rapid development this past year confirms that we were right,” said Rudolf Dittrich, Head of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing. “Sim racing is becoming more and more professional and is establishing itself as a standalone racing discipline. It also offers a new, affordable way to get involved in racing and reaches new target groups. We’re using the freedom in this dynamic environment for intensive technology transfer and are creating many synergies between digital and real-world racing.”
BMW Motorsport added sim racing to its racing programme as a standalone, equal pillar in 2020 and, in close collaboration with the rapidly growing sim racing community, helped raise the industry to an even more professional level. Working closely with the simulation platforms iRacing and rFactor 2, BMW Motorsport integrated racing cars such as the BMW M8 GTE, the BMW M4 GT4 and the BMW M2 CS Racing into the simulations as realistically as possible. The best sim racers in the world went head to head in these digital versions of the cars during the course of the season, in the BMW one-brand BMW SIM 120 Cup and BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup.