The BMW SIM 120 Cup

The two most exciting hours on Sunday

The BMW SIM 120 Cup kicked off with a two-hour race at the virtual “Daytona International Raceway” on 12th January 2020. All the teams competed in the BMW M8 GTE, two drivers shared each cockpit of the GT sports car. Almost 800 drivers took part on iRacing at the season opener. Victory went to Maximilian Wenig and Maximilian Benecke of Redline GT – the team for which Formula 1 star Max Verstappen also races on a regular basis.

BMW works drivers also regularly compete in the BMW SIM 120 Cup. Nick Catsburg and Philipp Eng finished in 13th place as BMW Team CATENG in the first race of the season at the beginning of January.

01 Daytona International Speedway (USA) 12th January 2020

02 Sebring International Raceway (USA) 1st March 2020

03 Nürburgring (GER) 10th May 2020

04 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) 5th July 2020

05 Road Atlanta (USA) 20th September 2020

06 Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (BRA) 8th November 2020


Sheer reality on iRacing

The BMW SIM 120 Cup is held on iRacing. This race simulation on a Windows PC is regarded to be the most accurate replication of real racing, be it the physics of driving, the tracks or the strictly regulated races against other drivers. “On iRacing the duels are very fair, very open and with a lot of respect, because everyone knows that they have to be careful,” said BMW works driver Philipp Eng.

iRacing differs from other simulations with its subscription model. You can only compete here if you pay a monthly fee. And additional racetracks and racing cars cost extra. After every race, the triumphant driver duo can look forward to a cash prize of $US 2,400. The team in second place receives $US 1,200, and the third-placed team go away with $US 600. The winners also secure their ticket for BMW SIM Live in December.