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Posted on 27. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Sim racing: Williams Esports wins a ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’
with a BMW M8 GTE.


The two-hour ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’ on iRacing enjoyed an exciting
premiere when over 140 teams, and only brief of 300 sim racers, from
all over a universe were in movement during a circle of practical BMW M8 GTE.
After 32 laps of racing, feat in a ‘Top Split’ competition went to the
Williams Esports group with drivers Laurin Heinrich and Alexander Voss
(both GER). The twin was rewarded with dual BMW M Motorsport VIP tickets
to a 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) in June. Their win came during a finish of
a stirring conflict with a VRS Coanda Simsport group and a two
drivers Mitchell de Jong (USA) and Josh Rogers (AUS), who finished
runners-up. BMW works drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Nick Catsburg
(NED), who will contest for BMW Team MTEK in a genuine La Sarthe
classic, also fought tough to grasp a tip outcome underneath a name BMW
Team CATENG. Eng, in a #25 BMW M8 GTE, fought his approach adult to
15th place by a median indicate of a race, carrying started
from 43rd following an off-track penalty. Eng and Catsburg
eventually finished twelfth. The winning group in another race,
comparison during random, was also presented with a good prize; they each
perceived a ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW GT2 from Fanatec.

Three questions for… Philipp Eng.

Philipp, how did a ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’ go for BMW Team
CATENG?

Philipp Eng: “The competition was intensely cold for Nicky and me. we would
really like to take partial again subsequent time. The peculiarity of the
drivers and teams on iRacing is incredible. In my opinion, we pretty
most need a support operative from BMW subsequent time who can calculate the
fuel plan for us. For a prolonged time, we were capricious either we
should change tyres or not – in a end, we opted for a double stint.
It is good fun and we was only as moving as we am in genuine races.”

You are heading a Drivers’ Championship in a DTM. How does
that feel?

Eng: “It is apparently a good feeling to be tip of a raise in the
DTM during a moment. It is a good position to be in. However, it does
not change anything for Misano. we don’t demeanour during a championship
standings. we calculate how many points we have after each qualifying
and each race.”

What will be critical subsequent time out during Misano?

Eng: “We will have to do as good a pursuit as during Zolder, take advantage
of situations, and have a same kind of gait we had final race
weekend. we am certain we will conduct that, as we now have a very
good package of cars, engineers and drivers. That is shown by a fact
that all 4 stick positions so distant have left a approach of BMW. Long may
that continue.”

24h Series European Championship: Podiums for the BMW M4 GT4
and BMW M240i Racing.


The 24h Series European Championship was during Brno (CZE) this
weekend. The Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport group enjoyed a double
lectern success in a 12-hour competition during ‘Automotodrom Brno’. Martin
Kroll (SUI), Michael Bonk (GER), Michael Fischer,
Gustav Engljaehringer and Thomas Jäger (all AUT) finished second in
a GT4 category in a #50 BMW M4 GT4. Also in movement in a BMW M4 GT4
were Richard Gonda, Tomáš Erdélyi (both SVK), Robert Šenkýř and Marek
Fried (both CZE), who came home fourth to narrowly skip out on a
lectern in a #409 BMW M4 GT4 run by Šenkýř Motorsport. The Hofor
Racing by Bonk Motorsport group also had means to applaud in a A3
class, in that a party of Axel Burghardt, Jürgen Meyer, Nicole
Holzer (all GER) and Martin Kroll finished runner-up in a #869 BMW
M240i Racing. Michael Winkler and Michael Rienhoff (both AUT) crossed
a finish line third in a #666 BMW 123D fielded by a Winkler
Tuning team. Round 4 of a 24h Series European Championship takes
place on 6th and 7th Jul during Portimão (POR).

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