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BMW drivers Maximilian Gunther and Colton Herta went up against both professional racing drivers and sim racers at a sim racing event.

18 Mar 2020 | International News : Germany


Maximilian Gunther from BMW i Andretti Motorsport and BMW Team RLL driver Colton Herta went up against some of the world's best professional racing drivers and sim racers at 'The Race All-Star Esports Battle' sim racing event.

Both drivers confirmed their talent for sim racing in the event, which was organised on the virtual Nurburgring within just a few days. 

Gunther recorded a second-place finish in the first qualification race at the esports event
Like the other professional racing drivers, the BMW driving duo had decided to take part at short notice. The Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit was the setting for the three qualification races and the decisive final race on the rFactor2 platform, which also hosts the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup.

Gunther recorded a great second-place finish in the first qualification race, which was reserved exclusively for professional racing drivers, only overtaken by Verstappen. Third place went to Herta, who had won the 24 Hours of Daytona in the BMW M8 GTE in 2019 with the BMW Team RLL.

In the main race, the two BMW drivers Gunther and Herta put on another strong performance as they battled for top ten positions. Gunther had to retire from the race but Herta finished in tenth place. This made him the second-best professional racing driver, behind Rosenqvist. Victory and prize money of $5,680 were claimed by sim racer Jernej Simoncic.
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