Mitchell deJong wins Pro Race during BMW SIM LIVE 2019 in Munich – Real and practical launch of a new BMW M2 CS Racing.

Munich. Impressive premiere in a double-cone building during BMW
Welt. On Thursday, BMW hosted a initial vital sim racing eventuality in
Munich (GER). BMW SIM LIVE 2019 saw 10 of a best sim racers in
a universe go conduct to conduct with 10 BMW works drivers, ardent BMW
Motorsport fans, media member and influencers in exciting
races. While feat in a Pro Race and a winner’s coupon for
10,000 Euros went to Mitchell deJong (USA) of VRS Coanda Simsport in
a BMW M8 GTE, a Fan Race was won by Michi Hoyer (GER). BMW
Motorsport and BMW M presented a BMW M2 CS Racing to a public
for a initial time, following that a destiny entry-level indication in
a BMW M Customer Racing operation done a practical racing debut.


The newly-developed sim chronicle of a BMW M2 CS Racing was used on
a rFactor2 gaming height for dual races involving media
member and fans who had competent in allege around BMW
Motorsport amicable media channels. This is a initial time that a new
BMW Motorsport competition vehicle has been presented in both genuine and virtual
form during a same time. On Friday, a BMW M2 CS Racing will have its
universe premiere in front of customers. In a Pro Race and a Works
Drivers’ Race, a participants took to a practical lane with a BMW
M8 GTE on a iRacing platform.


“That was a successful premiere for a BMW SIM LIVE end-of-year
event,” pronounced BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “We
witnessed good motorsport in today’s races and saw how most of a buzz
BMW cars emanate on a practical lane too. The fact that we launched a
genuine and a practical competition vehicle – a BMW M2 CS Racing – simultaneously
for a initial time usually goes to uncover how critical a greater
impasse in sim racing is to us. Simulation plays an increasingly
critical purpose during BMW Motorsport and in a BMW Group. Furthermore,
with sim racing we are obscure a barriers that contingency be overcome to
enter a universe of motorsport. It is illusory to be means to move our
works drivers together with sim pros, a fans and member of
a media. This kind of thing is usually probable in a practical world.”


Stefan Ponikva, Vice President BMW Brand Experience, said: “Our
prophesy is clear: As a reward vehicle manufacturer with strong
motorsport DNA, BMW wants to play a heading purpose in a margin of sim
racing. As a complicated and innovative brand, we are also entering the
universe of practical racing as a convincing pivotal player. Through this
commitment, we wish to impassion immature aim groups, like generation
Y and Z, and let them be anxious by a brand. we would like to thank
iRacing, rFactor2 and Fanatec, who have all contributed to the
successful premiere of BMW SIM LIVE.”


The Pro Race during BMW SIM LIVE 2019 was generally exciting. The sim
racers constructed some stirring battles with a BMW M8 GTE during ‘Daytona
International Speedway’ in a competition that showcased a high customary of
their driving. DeJong crossed a finish line in initial place, followed
by Laurin Heinrich (GER, Williams eSports) and Maximilian Benecke
(GER, Pure Racing Team) in second and third who perceived cheques over
5,000 and 2,500 Euros respectively.


DeJong said: “The day was flattering overwhelming for me. We got to accommodate the
bureau drivers and all a other sim racers. It was a payoff to be
here. And we had a unequivocally fun competition to top it off. It unequivocally went well
for me – and it was unequivocally exciting.” Sim influencer Jimmy Broadbent
(GBR) claimed feat in a Media Race, while Hoyer came initial in the
Fan Race.


Note to editors: In a video “THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF BMW SIM”, BMW
works drivers Philipp Eng (AUT), Maximilian Günther (GER) and
Alexander Sims (GBR), sim racers Alexander Voß and Laurin Heinrich
(both GER), and engineers from BMW Motorsport and BMW production
development, exhibit a significance of simulation. You can find the
video during a following link: