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Source: BMW Group Munich. Sixth winning team in the sixth race: The second season of the BMW SIM 120 Cup ended on Sunday with an exciting two-hour race in São Paulo. In the BMW M8 GTE with the number 2, Sebastian Job and Graham Carroll (both GBR) were able to confidently prevail against the strong competition on the virtual “Autodromo José Carlos Pace” in the racing simulation iRacing. With this, the two Red Bull Racing Esports drivers bought their tickets for the grand finale as part of BMW SIM LIVE on December 5, 2020. Over 2,000 drivers from all over the world competed in the six races of the year in Daytona, Sebring at the Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Road Atlanta and Interlagos. Each win was rewarded with $ 2,400, while the runner-up team received $ 1,200. The pilots shared 600 US dollars for third place.
The Redline team secured the first entry in the winners list at the beginning of the year. Maximilian Benecke and Maximilian Wenig were the measure of all things at the BMW SIM 120 Cup in Daytona in January. Benecke is the first driver who has ever been able to surpass the magical “iRating” value of 11,000. The “iRating” is the rating system based on performance and reliability on the iRacing platform.
At the beginning of March, Coanda Simsport’s hour struck in Sebring: Mitchell deJong (USA), last year’s overall winner at the BMW SIM LIVE event, and Josh Rogers (AUS) also bought tickets for the grand finale with their triumph. Two months later, Laurin Heinrich and Alexander Voss (both GER) from the BS + COMPETITION team were able to weigh in on their vast experience on the virtual Nürburgring and win the third round of the season. Shortly before, the duo had also triumphed in the iRacing 24-hour race at the Nürburgring together with BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT).
Williams Esports is also one of the absolute top teams on iRacing – and proved exactly that at the BMW SIM 120 Cup in Spa-Francorchamps. Agustín Canapino (ARG) and Sami-Matti Trogen (FIN) secured first place with their BMW M8 GTE. This was followed by a two-month summer break, during which a new sim racing team from Finland appeared on the scene: KOVA. At the continuation of the BMW SIM 120 Cup in Road Atlanta, Tuomas Tähtelä and Valtteri Alander (both FIN) gave the newcomers their first victory.
Red Bull Racing Esports finally made an impressive mark on the sixth round of the season on the São Paulo track. Sebastian Job first took pole position, after which he handed the BMW M8 GTE over to Graham Carroll, who was clearly in the lead, who easily brought victory to the finish. “It was my first attempt in the BMW SIM 120 Cup – and we immediately took victory,” said Carroll after crossing the finish line. “Everything worked great, the training paid off. Now we want to take this momentum with us to the BMW event in December and into next year. “
Twelve of the iRacing top stars will now face each other on December 5th at BMW SIM LIVE. The pilots compete alone in the final. In the direct duel it is then again for prize money of 27,600 US dollars, the winner alone can look forward to 12,000 US dollars in the end.
All BMW SIM 120 Cup race winners at a glance.
Maximilian Benecke / Maximilian Wenig – Team RedlineJosh Rogers / Mitchell deJong – Coanda SimsportLaurin Heinrich / Alexander Voß – BS + COMPETITIONAgustín Canapino / Sami-Matti Trogen – Williams EsportsTuomas Tähtelä / Valtteri Alander – KOVASebastian Job / Graham Carroll – Red Bull Racing Esports
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