Virtual Le Mans dress rehearsal: a BMW M8 GTE is in movement during a initial ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’ on iRacing.

Posted on 23. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Munich. There are still a few weeks to go before a grand
culmination of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ‘Super Season’
– a 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) –

but fans can get a ambience of what’s to come in allege of the
iconic La Sarthe race

. On Sunday during 15:00hrs (CEST), a initial ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’
on iRacing gets underway. In this two-hour continuation race, sim
racers from around a universe will contest exclusively in practical BMW
M8 GTE racing cars. Then BMW Team MTEK will conflict for a tip result
in a LM GTE Pro difficulty in a genuine chronicle of a automobile on
15th/16th Jun 2019.

Since Feb a BMW M8 GTE has been accessible on
iRacing to a some-more than 85,000 members of a picturesque simulation
racing height – and has been a organisation favourite of a village ever
since. The eager sim racers who frequently take to a lane in
a cockpit of BMW Motorsport’s GT flagship automobile embody BMW works
drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Nick Catsburg (NED), both of them also
being in a motorist choice for a 24 Hours of Le Mans. Eng said: “I
adore make-believe racing and spend all my giveaway time doing it. we have the
pinnacle honour for sim racers. You knowledge so many different
situations in a races that we can really learn a lot as a real
racing driver. It will be a ideal warm-up for Le Mans.”

Catsburg, who alongside Eng, will contest in a BMW M8 GTE
village competition only for fun said: “It’s good that iRacing enables
thousands of people to suffer a BMW M8 GTE. Sim racing is definitely
one of my good passions that is because we am rarely encouraged for this
entrance Sunday. Philipp and we will give it a all.”

The winners of a ‘Top Split’ – a tip racing difficulty on
iRacing – will win a special prize: dual BMW M Motorsport VIP tickets
for a 24-hour competition during Le Mans, including entrance to a hospitality
zone, a ‘Welcome Package’ and a debate of a garage. The winners of a
‘Random Split’ comparison during pointless will win one of dual ClubSport BMW
GT2 steering wheels done by Fanatec. The association focuses on a sim
racing marketplace and offers a far-reaching operation of steering wheels, high-quality
pedals, transmissions, cockpits and many more. In a BMW M Motorsport
VIP liberality section during a 24 Hours of Le Mans, dual Fanatec
simulators will be on palm to give guest during a lane a opportunity
to time adult competition kilometres during a “Circuit de la Sarthe”.

iRacing is one of a many authentic racing simulations in the
world. The association was founded by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry (both
USA) in 2004. The ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’ will be streamed live here:

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