March 16th, 2021 by Chris Leone
The second March round of the 2021 BMW SIM GT Cup, and third overall of 2021 Season 1, sees top sim racers visit Silverstone Circuit in the BMW M8 GTE this weekend. The British circuit will prove a formidable opponent as drivers look once again to punch their tickets to BMW SIM GT Live this weekend.
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. A total prize purse of $4,200 USD is up for grabs for the top three teams in the first four races of each season.
After Jonas Wallmeier and Gianni Vecchio took the first round of the season at Daytona in January, the series’ visit to Suzuka International Racing Course two weekends ago proved to be quite dramatic. Early contact between Joshua Rogers and Max Verstappen in a battle for the lead knocked both out of winning contention, giving the lead to Alejandro Sanchez, but it would be the duo of Enzo Bonito and Maximilian Benecke who would prevail in the end after pit stops as Bonito held off Sanchez’s teammate Salva Talens.
The BMW SIM GT Cup round from Silverstone Circuit kicks off on Sunday at 13:00 GMT (9AM ET), while practice sessions are available throughout the week. The remaining schedule for 2021 Season 1 is as follows:
- May 2: Road Atlanta
- May 16: Nürburgring GP