March 2nd, 2021 by Chris Leone
The second round of the 2021 BMW SIM GT Cup heads to Japan this Sunday, with a visit to Suzuka International Racing Course. The two-hour event, featuring teams of two drivers with a mandatory changeover, is the first of two rounds to take place in March, and marks a return to action after the series took off the month of February.
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.
Daytona International Speedway hosted the first round of the 2021 BMW SIM GT Cup in January, with the #71 Team Redline Blue entry of Jonas Wallmeier and Gianni Vecchio defeating Team Redline Orange’s #72 car of Max Verstappen and Daniel Juncadella by just .048 seconds in a photo finish in the top split. Each car led 34 laps in the 71-lap race.
The BMW SIM GT Cup round from Suzuka International Racing Course kicks off at 13:00 GMT (8AM ET), while practice sessions are available throughout the week. The remaining schedule for 2021 Season 1 is as follows:
- March 21: Silverstone Circuit
- May 2: Road Atlanta
- May 16: Nürburgring GP