May 13th, 2021 by Chris Leone
The first season of the 2021 BMW SIM GT Cup wraps up this Sunday with a visit to Nürburgring’s Grand-Prix-Strecke, a fitting conclusion to the single-make German automaker’s exclusive series on iRacing. The weekend finale marks the sendoff for the BMW M8 GTE that was used in 2021 Season 1, in preparation for a shift to the BMW M4 GT3 in Season 2.
The BMW SIM GT Cup is the successor to last year’s popular BMW SIM 120 Cup. Divided into two seasons, a total of ten races will take place in 2021. In the five rounds that comprise Season 1, sim racers go head to head in teams of two in the BMW M8 GTE. As always, the event will comprise two full hours of racing with a mandatory driver swap among the two-driver teams.
Joshua Rogers and Mitchell deJong have won the past two BMW SIM GT Cup rounds, winning the visit to Silverstone Circuit in March and taking the checkered flag again two weeks ago at Road Atlanta. They’re the only repeat winners thus far, joining Jonas Wallmeier and Gianni Vecchio at Daytona International Speedway and Enzo Bonito and Maximilian Benecke at Suzuka International Racing Course.
The BMW SIM GT Cup round from the Nürburgring kicks off on Sunday at 13:00 GMT (9AM ET), while practice sessions are available throughout the week. Stay tuned for further details on 2021 Season 2!