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THIS PAGE CONTAINS INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE BMW SIM GT CUP, THE QUALIFICATION SERIES FOR iRACING PARTICIPANTS FOR BMW SIM LIVE 2022


RaceSpot TV are proud to continue their partnership with BMW, having broadcasted every BMW 120 and SIM GT CUP Race on iRacing, as well as providing full sim racing broadcast coverage at BMW SIM LIVE since 2019*. RaceSpot Live Events have also been responsible for overseeing the Race Control, Stewarding, and on site sim related technical support at BMW SIM LIVE since 2019 (Both when events were on site and virtually).

RaceSpot Live Events are responsible for managing the results of the BMW SIM GT CUP 2022, which serves as the iRacing qualification series for BMW SIM LIVE 2022. As a part of this, RaceSpot Live Events are also responsible for providing stewarding overview of the drivers and teams who finish in the Top 10 of each race, to ensure that participants conduct themselves within the spirit of fair racing, and are authorised by BMW and their partners to investigate and apply penalties where incidents cause moderate – significant disadvantage to other teams by intentional / ‘at fault’ contact, unsportsmanlike behaviour, and failing to adhere to core racing rules and regulations.

This page provides an overview of activities for the series, as well as a summary of the incidents and outcomes for each race, details of each race (Including broadcast links and replays), as well as confirmed results and standings. For further information, please visit the BMW SIM RACING DISCORD.

*We didn’t do coverage of the rFactor 2 event in 2020. Just a part of our keeping stuff honest policy.


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Series Schedule

Current Series Standings

Round 4: Nurburgring Grand Prix- Results and Reports

Round 3: Sebring International Raceway – Results and Reports

Round 2: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – Results and Reports

Round 1: Daytona International Speedway – Results and Reports


SERIES SCHEDULE

RoundCircuitDurationDateWinner
1Us.png Daytona International Speedway120 Minutes9 JanuaryTeam Redline Blue
Chris Lulham | Gianni Vecchio
2Us.png Road Atlanta120 Minutes6 FebruaryBS+COMPETITION
Phil Denes | Rainer Talvar
3Us.png Sebring International Raceway120 Minutes27 MarchBS+COMPETITION
Rainer Talvar | Phil Denes
4De.png Nürburgring Grand-Prix120 Minutes24 April
5Us.png Watkins Glen International120 Minutes5 June
6Be.png Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps120 Minutes26 June
7De.png Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg120 Minutes10 July
8Us.png Barber Motorsports Park120 Minutes14 August
9Gb.png Silverstone Circuit120 Minutes18 September
10Jp.png Suzuka International Racing Course120 Minutes16 October

CURRENT SERIES STANDINGS

This section provides the full qualification standings for the 2022 BMW SIM GT CUP, which is used as the qualifying series for participating at BMW SIM LIVE 2022. The following should be taken into account when reading the table:

  • Drivers score points individually, not as a team. This means that drivers may participate for more than one team over the course of a season, and a team may comprise of more than two drivers for different races across the season.
  • A single bonus point is awarded for the DRIVER with the fastest lap. This is not allocated to both members of the team.
  • The points below take into account any penalties issued as a part of the post race review over the course of the season.
PosNameTeamR1R2R3R4BPTotal
1Phil DenesBS+COMPETITION25251565
2Rainer TalvarBS+COMPETITION25251565
3Chris LulhamTeam Redline2515412157
4 = Gianni VecchioTeam Redline251541256
4 = Diogo C. PintoTeam Redline181821856
6Luke A BennettTeam Redline18181854
7Jamie FlukeApex Racing Team121215 39
8 = Matti SipiläKOVA482537
8 = Valtteri AlanderKOVA482537
10Alejandro SanchezApex Racing Team15152133
11 =Florian Lebigre2R8G Esports121022
11 = Valentin MandernachR8G Esports121022
13Maximilian BeneckeTeam Redline118 120
14Patrik HolzmannTeam Redline118 19
15 = Elvis RankinApex Racing Team126 18
15 = Yohann HarthApex Racing Team126 18
17 = Hugh BarterR8G Esports610 16
17 = Andre MelchersR8G Esports8816
17 = Vlad KhimichevR8G Esports8816
20Kevin Ellis JrApex Racing Team15 15
21 =Dani ElgarbayMSi Esports8614
21 = Gabi MontoroMSi Esports8614
23 =Thibault CazaubonR8G Esports101 11
23 =Antti AholaKOVA46111
23 =Tuomas TähteläKOVA46111
26 = Gaël VALEROApex Racing Academy10 10
26 = Kenny RoosenValkyrie esport X 10 10
26 = Mario VartanianR8G Esports64 10
26 = Simeon LynchValkyrie esport X 10 10
26 = Thijs J SimonsApex Racing Academy10 10
31 =Alexander ThiebeTeam Redline246
31 =Christopher DambietzTeam Redline246
33 = Bruno do CarmoFull Time Esports by TK2 2
33 = Gustavo ArielFull Time Esports by TK2 2
33 = Luke McKeownTeam Redline2 2
33 = Maxime BrientApex Racing Team   2 2
36 =Przemyslaw Marek LemanekR8G Esports 1 1
36 =Sergio Ignacio2Zennith Esports 1 1
36 =Yago MartinezZennith Esports 1 1

Round 4: Nurburgring Grand Prix

Date Of Race:                                                        24th April 2022

YouTube Broadcast:                                          Available Here (Opens In New Tab)

Race Replay:                                                         Available Here (Via WeTransfer, Includes Paint Pack, OINT)

Stewards Report Document:                         Available Here (PDF, OINT)


Stewards Report

Following a review of the race, there are a number of incidents which have been reviewed by stewards, and the following penalties / notes have been issued:

Car(s) InvestigatedCar(s) InvolvedIncident Review
Team Redline BlueKova 7775 Second Penalty for pushing driver too close to the pit wall coming to the Green Flag.
R8G Junior Car NFA: Solo Car Incident
ALL DRIVERS – LAP 1 TURNS 2 & 3 No further investigation needed.
Team Redline OrangeApex Racing Team Car 985 Second penalty for Team Redline Orange, for pushing Apex Racing Team Car 98 off the track on Lap 1
Apex Racing Academy Car 198Bombay Spice Competition 410 Second Penalty for Apex Racing Academy Team – Causing a Collision With Bombay Spice Competition Car 
Volante Racing 77 Warning for off track / rejoin on Lap 1
Apex Racing Team 98 Warning for off track / rejoin on Lap 1
Apex Racing Team 99Williams Esports 15010 Second Penalty for Apex Racing Team 99 – Spinning Williams Esports 150 off track on T1 L2, then hitting him again, as Williams Esports 150 was spinning. No effort was made to slow down / avoid spinning car
Mechaninc Racing Green 7Vendevel Sim Racing White 12320 second penalty for Mechaninc Racing Green Car. crashing Vendevel Sim Racing White 123 on Lap 2. Penalty surplus to requirements due to both drivers being out of the race.
89 BS+ CompetitionTeam Redline RedUPDATE: NO FURTHER ACTION: BS+ Competition Did Move to the right hand side of the track, but there was plenty of space betweem the Team Redline Red car and the edge of the track, and the incident started not because of contact but because of netcode. Without netcode, there would have been no incident.
Williams Esports RazerApex Racing Academy 198, Apex Racing Academy 199.5 second penalty for pushing across the track into Apex Racing Academy cars.
Obsidian Racing 13Urano eSports DATAGROUP 905 Second Penalty For Obsidian Racing 13, for turning around the Urano eSports DATAGROUP 90 car. Although there are many lines through the corner, there was enough room between cars entering the corner, and more room should have been given by the Obsidian Racing 13 car.
R8G Esports 8Kova 707Kova 707 Car was moving from the right hand side of the track to pinch R8G Esports, which then had limited room as the track was narrowing then opening. In this case, as the Kova 707 car is deemed to be at fault, even though they spun, the incident will be deemed NFA.

Revised Results For Round 4

Following the application of penalties, the final race results from Round 3 are as follows. As a reminder, only penalties affecting the Top 10 are included here.

Finish PosCF PosNameDriversIntervalPenaltiesTotal Interval
11KOVA $777Valtteri Alander
Matti Sipilä
0 0
23Team Redline PurpleLuke A Bennett
Diogo C. Pinto
-1.121 -1.121
34BS+COMPETITION #89Rainer Talvar
Phil Denes
-4.067 -4.067
42Team Redline BlueChris Lulham
Gianni Vecchio
-0.87-5-5.87
55R8G Esports $88Valentin Mandernach
Florian Lebigre2
-9.126 -9.126
66R8G Esports $8Andre Melchers
Vlad Khimichev
-11.988 -11.988
77MSi eSports REDDani Elgarbay
Gabi Montoro
-12.282 -12.282
88Team Redline YellowChristopher Dambietz
Alexander Thiebe
-16.008 -16.008
99Apex Racing Team #98Alejandro Sánchez
Maxime Brient
-22.951 -22.951
1010KOVA $707Tuomas Tähtelä
Antti Ahola
-26.515 -26.515

Round 3: Sebring International Raceway

Date Of Race:                                                        27th March 2022

YouTube Broadcast:                                          Available Here (Opens In New Tab)

Race Replay:                                                         Available Here (Via WeTransfer, Includes Paint Pack, OINT)

Stewards Report Document:                         Available Here (PDF, OINT)


Stewards Report

Following a review of the race, there are a number of incidents which have been reviewed by stewards, and the following penalties / notes have been issued:

Car #TeamDescription of IncidentPenalty Issued
69Team Redline PurpleIncident with Car #1 at Cunningham Corner on Lap 11. NFA, as #69 was already alongside and did not push off on the exit of the cornerNFA
777KOVAIncident with R8G Esports #8 at Turn 3. Incident caused #8 to hit the tyre barrier as a consequence of crash. 777 was not fully alongside as they attempted the pass, and although there was netcode, this incident could have been avoided.

APPEAL BY KOVA HAS BEEN DENIED
10 Second Penalty
8R8G EsportsComing out of pitlane, attempted to pass traffic without giving due care and attention. Caused 20 car to spin at Turn 45 Second Penalty
14Cars&CoffeeIncident with #777 whilst being laps down. Netcode contact, but more care could have been providedWarning
RSTVC1Ajuna KankipatiSaying the phrase tune in on an online broadcast$200 Penalty
96BS+ CompetitionContact with #23 Arnarge Competition at the hairpin on Lap 53. BS+ Competiton pushed across the racetrack into #23 car causing contact5 Second Penalty
707KOVAContact with 69 Team Redline Purple Car, causing them to spin at Turn 3 on Lap 55 as they were spinning. Caused by a self spin being over-aggressive into T3, with no contact behind. Contact on rejoin causing potential damage, and even though position was ‘given back’, this was only as being slower out of the grass.5 Second Penalty
199Apex Academy TeamNo contact, so NFANFA
89BS+ CompetitionCar made it’s one move down to the inside into the hairpin on final lap of the race. Contact with #71 Team Redline Car, meaning posiitoin was gained. After review, contact was instigated by #71 making an additional defensive move, moving across BS+ Competition car whilst already partially alongside. There was therefore no way #89 would have been able to make the corner due to being crowded off to the inside when already onside. Conversation about making the corner is moot.NFA

Revised Results For Round 3

Following the application of penalties, the final race results from Round 3 are as follows.

Finish PosCF PosNameDriversIntervalPenaltiesTotal Interval
11BS+COMPETITIONRainer Talvar | Phil Denes0 0
22Team Redline RedMaximilian Benecke | Patrik Holzmann-1.791 -1.791
33Apex Racing Team #98Alejandro Sánchez | Jamie Fluke-5.2 -5.2
45R8G Esports $88Valentin Mandernach | Florian Lebigre2-9.173 -9.173
56Apex Racing Academy #199Thijs J Simons | Gaël VALERO-15.656 -15.656
64KOVA $777Valtteri Alander | Matti Sipilä-7.283-10 Secs-17.283
77Apex Racing Team #99Elvis Rankin | Yohann Harth-22.79 -22.79
88Team Redline BlueChris Lulham | Gianni Vecchio-30.625 -30.625
910Team Redline PurpleDiogo C. Pinto | Luke McKeown-33.8 -33.8
1011R8G Esports $888Thibault Cazaubon | Przemyslaw Marek Lemanek-33.927 -33.927
119KOVA $707Tuomas Tähtelä | Antti Ahola-33.597-5 Secs-38.597
1213Arnage CompetitionLeandro Anderrüti | Jimmy Antunes-42.111 -42.111
1312BS+TURNERFelix Quirmbach | Vasilios Beletsiotis-38.916-5 Secs-43.916
1414NSH Racing TeamMax Humbert | Jeremy Lamier-47.633 -47.633

Round 2: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Date Of Race:                                                        6th February 2022

YouTube Broadcast:                                          Available Here (Opens In New Tab)

Race Replay:                                                         Available Here (Via WeTransfer, Includes Paint Pack, OINT)

Stewards Report Document:                         Available Here (PDF, OINT)


Stewards Report

Following a review of the race, there are a number of incidents which have been reviewed by stewards, and the following penalties / notes have been issued:

Car #TeamDescription of IncidentPenalty Issued
89BS+ CompetitionContact with Apex Racing Team 99 (Approx. 15 mins into the race). Caused loss of positions to Apex Racing Team.5 Secs
99Apex Racing TeamContact With Team Redline 69 at the final corner, pushing said car off the track and causing multiple position losses (Approx. 25 mins into the race).5 Secs
3Team Redline OrangeWould have had a 20 second penalty had he finished in Top 10 for race ending move of 3 cars, at Turn 4, however Team Redline were also unable to continue (Approx. 27 Mins into the race).  Noted due to the size of the incident, and actions of Team Redline Orange.Warning
8R8G EsportsRace Ending Incident with FYRA SimSport Purple.20 Secs
69Team Redline GreenIncident with FYRA SIMSPORT RED 2.NFA
69Team Redline GreenAggressive overtake over Apex Racing Team 69. Warning

Revised Results For Round 2

Following the application of penalties, the final race results from Round 2 are as follows.

Finish PosCF PosNameDriversIntervalPenaltiesTotal Interval
11BS+COMPETITION #89Phil Denes | Rainer Talvar0-5-5
22Team Redline GreenDiogo C. Pinto | Luke A Bennett-8.987 -8.987
34Team Redline BlueChris Lulham | Gianni Vecchio-12.469 -12.469
43Apex Racing Team #99Yohann Harth | Jamie Fluke-12.221-5-17.221
56R8G Esports $888Thibault Cazaubon | Hugh Barter-21.016 -21.016
67MSi eSports 120Dani Elgarbay | Gabi Montoro-21.945 -21.945
78KOVA $707Tuomas Tähtelä | Antti Ahola-22.043 -22.043
89KOVA $777Matti Sipilä | Valtteri Alander-22.226 -22.226
910Team Redline YellowChristopher Dambietz | Alexander Thiebe-22.449 -22.449
1011Zennith Esports 120Sergio Ignacio2 | Yago Martinez-25.81 -25.81
1112Apex Racing Academy #197Yani Stevenheydens | Elvis Rankin-26.465 -26.465
1213FYRA SIMSPORT REDLasse Bak | Mikkel Gade-30.792 -30.792
1314Williams Esports ChillblastArthur Lehouck | Alxander Spetz-36.241 -36.241
145R8G Esports $8Andre Melchers | Vlad Khimichev-20.69-20-40.69
1515Arnage Competition by O-RougeRicardo  Rico | Nicolás Rubilar-45.003 -45.003

Round 1: Daytona International Speedway

Date Of Race:                                                        9th January 2022

YouTube Broadcast:                                          Available Here (Opens In New Tab)

Race Replay:                                                         Available Here (Via WeTransfer, Includes Paint Pack, OINT)

Stewards Report Document:                         Available Here (PDF, OINT)


Stewards Report

Following a review of the race, stewards determined that no incidents required review. Therefore, the final race results ‘In Sim’ are confirmed in full for the Top 10 qualifying teams.

Confirmed Results For Round 1

Finish PosCF PosNameDriversIntervalPenaltiesTotal Interval
11Team Redline BlueChris Lulham | Gianni Vecchio00
22Team Redline GreenDiogo C. Pinto | Luke A Bennett-0.049-0.049
33Apex Racing Team #98Alejandro Sanchez | Kevin Ellis Jr-4.095-4.095
44Apex Racing Team #99Jamie Fluke | Elvis Rankin-4.165-4.165
55Valkyrie esport XSimeon Lynch | Kenny Roosen-12.826-12.826
66R8G Esports $8Vlad Khimichev | Andre Melchers-12.927-12.927
77R8G Esports Junior $888Hugh Barter | Mario Vartanian-20.606-20.606
88KOVA $707Tuomas Tähtelä | Antti Ahola-20.673-20.673
99Full Time eSports by TKBruno do Carmo | Gustavo Ariel-20.688-20.688
1010Team Redline RedMaximilian Benecke | Patrik Holzmann-22.867-22.867