Team Redline Goes 1-2 at 2021 BMW Sim GT Cup Opener From Daytona

Dozens of iRacing’s best road racers took to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway on Sunday for the first race of the 2021 BMW Sim GT Cup season, but few had the speed to challenge Team Redline for the front of the field. In the end, the formidable squad led all but three laps of the 71 completed in the top split, with the ironically numbered #71 BMW M8 GTE of Jonas Wallmeier and Gianni Vecchio holding off the #72 team car of Max Verstappen and Daniel Juncadella in a photo finish.

The pole-winning car of VRS Coanda Simsport, shared by Mitchell deJong and Josh Rogers, completed the podium, barely holding off the R8G Esports entry of Scott Andrews and Maarten van Loozenoord for the decisive spot. 32 of the 44 teams to run the top split managed to complete all 71 laps, including dozens of drivers with current iRacing World Championship licenses.

The BMW Sim GT Cup will feature 10 races over the course of 2021, split into two seasons. The first five-race season will feature the BMW M8 GTE, while the second will shift to the new BMW M4 GT3 that made its iRacing debut in December. Each race features a mandatory driver changeover and a $4,200 prize pool split among the top three finishers in the top split, with the winning duo taking home $2,400. The remaining four rounds of 2021 Season 1 are as follows:

  • March 7: Suzuka International Circuit
  • March 21: Silverstone Circuit
  • May 2: Road Atlanta
  • Mat 16: Nurburgring GP-Strecke

Results from Sunday’s BMW Sim GT Cup top split race at Daytona International Speedway were as follows:









1671Team Redline Blue71341:40.290
2372Team Redline Orange71-0.048341:40.373
313VRS Coanda Simsport $871-11.25001:40.194
485R8G Esports #171-11.42701:40.284
51989BS COMPETITION71-13.51801:40.761
6104Triple A Esports #21671-18.02301:40.461
71516Zennith Esports AOSystems71-18.02501:40.536
8488VRS Coanda Simsport $8871-18.39801:40.536
9144R8G Jr #271-18.88401:40.526
1078R8G Esports #871-18.92201:40.619
11913Maniti Racing71-38.50101:40.802
12281VRS Coanda Simsport $8171-46.73101:40.248
131290BS NXT71-46.81701:40.596
141615R8G Jr #171-49.55401:40.771
15517Brazillian Mates 2.071-49.97001:40.380
162421AXA SimSport $13871-54.40301:40.817
17391Team Redline Red71-59.65101:40.378
18172R8G Esports #271-1:00.92901:40.974
19266URANO eSports HUAWEI71-1:01.25131:40.650
2027217Triple A Esports #21771-1:02.77701:40.878
2121222Finesse SimSports Red71-1:06.60101:40.727
22417Momias Racing Team71-1:16.91301:41.014
233796BS TURNER71-1:17.58601:41.148
243426H4SR X RaceKraft71-1:19.99401:40.976
252219Obsidian Racing71-1:23.99501:40.873
262890URANO eSports HP71-1:25.86301:41.087
273678Ronin SimSport71-1:25.97701:41.076
281818VRS Coanda Simsport $1871-1:26.25201:40.605
293012HM Engineering71-1:26.25501:41.122
3031140Looking For Team71-1:41.61901:40.830
313822Demon Tweeks eSports71-1:47.52901:41.187
322925LEGO Racing Team71-2:26.45101:41.125
33259Williams Esports70-1 L01:40.750
343220AXA SimSport $12870-1 L01:41.256
3535235Star Motorsport Blue70-1 L01:41.092
364210Zecarul eSports #1070-1 L01:41.302
372011Triple A Esports #21870-1 L01:40.771
383393URANO eSports59-12 L01:40.925
392314Zennith Esports59-12 L01:40.802
404024Vendaval Simracing Blue50-21 L01:41.296
4111707KOVA43-28 L01:40.573
421370Team Redline Purple42-29 L01:41.291
434333Team Alexey Nesov0-71 L0
444427URANO eSports HKM0-71 L0


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